Europe, Strategy, Security

The Europe, Strategy, Security (ESS) Programme seeks to understand the political and strategic changes in taking place in Europe and in its regional environment. The Programme’s work focuses on the European Strategic Observatory, preparing studies, seminars and public conferences, and offering education and training in European issues. The Programme has a particular focus on: Europe as a political and strategic force; the psyche, culture and strategic priorities of European countries; strategic and security changes in its regional environment from the Sahel to the Baltic Sea; and approaches to power and strategy.

EU Defence: The White Book Implementation Process
Boosting Defence Cooperation in Europe: An Analysis of Key Military Capabilities
Brexit, the E3, and the Future of Europe’s Approach towards Iran
by Dr. Thierry Coville (IRIS), Dr. Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi (RUSI), Dr. David Ramin Jalilvand (FES)
Achilles, The Tortoise And CSDP: The Way Forward for Europe’s Defence
Defence and Industrial Policy in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
by Martin Michelot, Deputy Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, and Milan Suplata, Security Policy Analyst
The Economics of European Defence
by Keith Hartley, University of York
Senior Research Fellow at IRIS, Head of the Europe, Strategy, Security Programme
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Federico Santopinto
Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Europe, Strategy and Security Programme
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
Gaspard Schnitzler
Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Defence and Security Industry Programme
Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Louise Souverbie
Research Fellow
Frédéric Mauro
Associate Research Fellow
Jacques-Pierre Gougeon
Senior Research Fellow
Patrick Chevallereau
Associate Research Fellow
Rémi Bourgeot
Associate Research Fellow
Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe
The ENGAGE project, which brings together 13 academic institutions and think tanks from across Europe, including IRIS, examines how the EU can effectively and sustainably meet strategic challenges by harnessing all of its tools to become a more assertive global actor. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme.
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