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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

  • EUPOL Afghanistan 2007/16: Mission Impossible?

    This Brief presents an overview of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan) – analysing the difficulties and challenges that the Mission faced from the time it was launched in 2007 until its closure in 2016. The Brief also identifies several ‘lessons learned’ that could be of benefit to future missions of this type.

  • MPCC: towards an EU military command?

    This Brief looks at the new ‘military planning and conduct capability’ (MPCC) structure. How did this come into existence? And what does it mean for the EU in terms of command structure?

  • EUISS Yearbook of European Security 2017

    The EUISS Yearbook of European Security (YES) is the Institute’s annual publication compiling key documents and data related to the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). This 2017 edition offers a comprehensive picture of the actors, institutions and processes that underpinned the Union’s foreign and security policy and external action in 2016.

Activities