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Thierry Tardy

Thierry Tardy joined the EUISS in May 2013. Previously he was Senior Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Thierry has researched and published extensively on military and civilian crisis management with a particular focus on the United Nations and the European Union, inter-institutional cooperation in security governance, security regionalism, and the EU Common Security and Defence Policy. His latest research has also focused on crisis management in Africa, the financing of CSDP operations and the EU maritime operation in the south Mediterranean Sea.

His recent publications include ‘CSDP in action. What contribution to international security?’, Chaillot Paper 134, EUISS, Paris, May 2015; and The Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford University Press, July 2015 (co-edited).

Thierry has a PhD in Political Science; he is a graduate of the National Session of the Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN) in Paris (2010) and a member of the editorial board of International Peacekeeping. He has taught at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEID) in Geneva as well as at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the War College in Paris, and currently lectures on CSDP at the Sorbonne. He is also the EUISS representative at the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

Publications

  • Recasting EU civilian crisis management

    This Report explores how EU civilian crisis management (CCM) has evolved over the past decade, showing how the concept and activity have been transformed by changes in the international security environment as well as in the EU’s institutional setting. This publication seeks to identify the challenges and the opportunities that these changes present for CCM, and examines inter alia how EU CCM has adapted to the new environment and how it can best serve the Union’s strategic priorities.

  • The EU: from comprehensive vision to integrated action

    The recent EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) introduced the idea of an ‘integrated approach to conflicts and crises’. This Brief examines the concept of an ‘Integrated approach’, and explains how it differs from the EU’s ‘Comprehensive Approach’.

  • Civilian CSDP: what next?

    Civilian CSDP missions were downsized in 2016, paradoxically at a time when security needs are growing – with threats largely of a non-military nature. This Brief shows how these changes call for renewed investment in civilian CSDP so that it can find its place in the evolving global crisis management architecture.

Activities

  • ESDC Alumni Seminar 2017

    On 23 and 24 February, the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) and the EUISS co-hosted the ESDC Annual Alumni Conference in Brussels.

  • Global governance in the 21st century: which way forward?

    The EUISS and the Strategic Planning Division of the EEAS co-organised a meeting which brought together the policy planners of the EU28 in Brussels on 8/9 December 2016.

  • Forum des carrières de l’Europe

    On Saturday 3 December, an EUISS team attended the second 'Forum des carrières de l’Europe' at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris.