Thierry TARDY

Thierry Tardy (FR) is Director of the Research Division at the NATO Defence College in Rome. Previously, he held senior research and management positions at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris.

His fields of expertise include the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), NATO’s policy and adaptation, NATO-EU relations, the politics of crisis management, UN peace operations, and French security and defense policy.

He has published six books and more than 100 articles or book chapters. His recent publications include: “The risks of NATO’s maladaptation”, European Security, 2020; “French military operations in Africa: Reluctant multilateralism”, Journal of Strategic Studies, Special Issue, vol. 43, no. 4, 2020 (with S. Recchia); “NATO’s Approach to Peace Operations and Peacebuilding”, in O. Richmond and G. Visoka (eds), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021; “COVID19: NATO in the age of pandemics”, NDC Research Paper, no. 9, NATO Defense College, May 2020; “NATO at 70: No time to retire”, NDC Research Paper, no. 8, NATO Defense College, Jan. 2020; “The EU and NATO: The Essential Partners” (ed. with G. Lindström), NDC Research Paper, no. 5, NATO Defense College, Sept. 2019; “Does European defence really matter? Fortunes and misfortunes of the Common Security and Defence Policy”, European Security, vol. 27, no. 2, 2018, pp. 119-137; “Permanent Structured Cooperation: What’s in a name?”, Chaillot Paper, no. 142, EUISS, Nov. 2017 (with A. Missiroli and D. Fiott); The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Oxford University Press, 2015, 908 p., co-edited with J. Koops, N. McQueen and P. Williams). In early 2021 he will release the book French Interventions in Africa: Reluctant Multilateralism (co-edited with S. Recchia, Routledge), published in 2020 as a Special Issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies.

Thierry Tardy holds a PhD in Political Science. He has taught at the Paris School of International Affairs (Science Po, Paris), the Sorbonne, the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO, Paris), the War College (Paris), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).