|Author (Person)||Besch, Sophia|
|Publisher||French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs [IRIS]|
|Series Details||October 2016|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) is one of the main independent European Think Tanks on geopolitical and strategic issues.
IRIS, a public-interest association created in 1991, is a French think tank on geopolitical and strategic issues. It is the only international think tank to have been set up as a totally private initiative in an independent approach. IRIS activities can be divided into four fields: research, organisation of events and meetings, publishing and training.
The Armament Industry European Research Group (Ares Group) was created in 2016 by The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), who coordinates the Group. The aim of the Ares Group, a high-level network of security and defence specialists across Europe, is to provide a forum to the European armament community, bringing together top defence industrial policy specialists, to encourage fresh strategic thinking in the field, develop innovative policy proposals and conduct studies for public and private actors.Abstract:
In the mid-2010s, the European Union was trying to develop a more sustainable and competitive defence industry. The 2016 EU Global Strategy referred to the need for European ‘security of supply’ in the defence sector, understood as the guarantee that national defence planners would have access to equipment in peace time and during crises, no matter which member-state their suppliers were located in. This comment takes a look at what the security of supply agenda should be in the months after October 2016.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Culture, Education and Research, Security and Defence|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|