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Gustav Lindstrom was the Director of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) from 2018 to 2023. In his capacity as director, he also chaired the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific – EU Committee (CSCAP-EU).
Previously, Dr Lindstrom served as the Head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). In this function, he was also co-chair of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfP-C) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group and a member of the Executive Academic Board of the European Security and Defence College. Prior to his tenure at the GCSP, he was a Research Fellow and later a Senior Research Fellow at the EUISS. He has also worked at the RAND Corporation and the World Bank. His areas of focus include the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, cybersecurity, EU-NATO relations and emerging security challenges.
Dr Lindstrom holds a doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.
“PESCO going forward: Building on a solid foundation”, European Defence Matters, Issue #15, 2018.
“Vers une relance de l’Europe de la défense, Défense, UNION-IHEDN, No. 191, Mars-Avril 2018.
“Delivering on Security and Defence”, Chairman’s Newsletter, EU Military Committee, Issue #44, February 2018.
Lindstrom, G. and L. Muhlematter, “The Rising Challenge of Space Debris”, GCSP Strategic Security Analysis No. 7, November 2017.
“Missile defence in Europe: tying together the technical, political and security dimensions”, ARI 73/2016, El Real Instituto Elcano, October 13, 2016.
Costigan, S. and G. Lindstrom, “Policy and the Internet of Things”, Connections Quarterly Journal, Vol.15, No. 2, 2016.
Costigan, S., Lindstrom, G. and D. Puhl, “Hybrid Conflicts as an Emerging Security Challenge: Policy Considerations for International Security”, Partnership for Peace Consortium Policy Brief No. 3, January 15, 2015.
“Why should we care about 3D-printing and what are potential security implications?”, GCSP Policy Paper 2014/6, September 2014.
Costigan, S., Lindstrom, G. and D. Puhl, “Technology Innovation and Its Impact: Policy Considerations for International Security”, Partnership for Peace Consortium Background Paper No. 2, July 18, 2014.
“Stratégies nationales de cyber sécurité: Principales tendances dans leur élaboration” ("Cyber Security National Strategies: Main Trends in their Formulation"), Défense & Sécurité Internationale, No. 32, Paris, Oct. – Nov. 2013.
"Meeting the Cyber Security Challenge", Geneva Papers No. 7, Research Series, June 2012.
"Developments and Implications of Missile Defence", Geneva Papers No. 25, Conference Series, March 2012.
"The EU Battlegroups: Options for the future", Studia Diplomatica, No. 1, Vol. LXIV, The Royal Institute for International Relations, Brussels, 2011.
"Gstaad Process 2010: Beyond Geopolitics - Common Challenges, Joint Solutions?", Geneva Papers No. 20, Conference Series, 2010.
"The European External Action Service: Implications and Challenges", GCSP Policy Paper No. 8, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, November 2010.
"The European Security Strategy (ESS): Is Venus becoming Mars?" in Security Strategies and their Implications for NATO's Strategic Concept (ed. Jean Dufourcq and Carlo Masala), NATO Defense College, Occasional Paper no. 9, Rome, November 2005.
"The Fight Against Terrorism and Civil Liberties: A Zero Sum Game?", in Les Dossiers de L'Abécédaire Parlamentaire - Challenges for Europe 's Security and Defence in the 21st Century, Assembly of the Western European Union, No. 18, Paris, 2004.
"New Global Challenges: the 'Hard' side", in New Security Challenges and EU Responses, Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga, September 2004.
"The Moment of Truth for Galileo", Security Dialogue, Vol. 35, No. 1, March 2004.
Bikson, T., Lindstrom, G., and G. Treverton, "Developing America’s Leaders for a Globalized Environment: Lessons from Literature Across Public and Private Sectors", RAND MR-1627-IP, 2003.
Hura, M., E. Larson, Lindstrom, G., et al., "Interoperability of U.S. and NATO Allied Forces: Supporting Data and Case Studies", RAND MR-1603-AF, Santa Monica, California, 2003.
“Europe and Missile Defence” in Dombrowski, P. and Kelleher, C. (eds.), Regional Missile Defense from a Global Perspective, Stanford University Press, 2015.
“Emerging Security Challenges”, in Rehrl, J. and Glume, G. (eds.), Handbook on CSDP Missions and Operations, published by the Directorate for Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, BMLVS 15-9999, Vienna/Austria, 2015.
Lindstrom, G., and A. Rigoni, “Computer Network Defense: New Threats and Trends”, in Hathaway, M. (ed.), Best Practices in Computer Network Defense: Incident Detection and Response, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2014.
“Internal and External Security Strategies”, in Rehrl, J. (ed.), Handbook for Decision Makers – The Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union, published by the Directorate for Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, BMLVS 13-8349, Vienna/Austria, 2014.
“The European Security Strategy – The Way Ahead”, in Bernhard Gareis, Sven; Hauser, Gunther; and Franz Kernic (eds.), The European Union - A Global Actor? Budrich Publishers, Opladen and Farmington Hills, 2013.
"NATO and Missile Defence", in Herd, Graeme and John Kriendler (eds.), Understanding NATO in the 21st Century: Alliance Strategies, Security and Global Governance. Routledge, London, 2013.
"Political Aims & Policy Methods", in Klimburg Alexander (ed.), National Cyber Security Framework Manual, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Tallinn, November 2012.
"Transboundary Applications of Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)", PANORAMA 2010, Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs, Bratislava, 2011.
"European Integration: post World War II to CSDP" in Rehrl, Jochen and Hans-Bernhard Weisserth (eds.), CSDP Handbook: The Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union, published by the Directorate for Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, BMLVS 10-0439, Vienna/Austria, 2010.
"Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)" in Herd, Graeme P. (ed.), Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century: Competing Visions of World Order. Routledge, London, 2010.
"The EU's Approach to Homeland Security: Balancing Safety and European Ideals" in Transforming Homeland Security (ed. Esther Brimmer), Center for Transatlantic Relations, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., 2006.