Thierry Tardy (FR) is Associate Researcher at the Jacques Delors Institute and Visiting Professor at the University Paris-Saclay, the French Military Academy (Saint-Cyr), and the INALCO. Previously, he held senior research and management positions at the NATO Defense College (Research Director), the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS) in Paris. He holds a PhD in Political Science.

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

He has published eight books and more than 200 articles or book chapters. His recent publications include:

  • The Nations of NATO. Shaping the Alliance’s relevance and cohesion (Oxford, Oxford University Press, edited, 2022);
  • “NATO’s New Strategic Concept”, NDC Research Paper no. 25, NATO Defense College, September 2022;
  • War in Europe: preliminary lessons”, NDC Research Paper no. 23, NATO Defense College, May 2022;
  • “NATO 2030: new technologies, new conflicts, new partnerships”, NDC Research Paper no. 17, NATO Defense College, Feb. 2021; 
  • French Interventions in Africa: Reluctant Multilateralism (co-edited with S. Recchia, Routledge, 2021);
  • “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);
  • “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; 
  • The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Oxford University Press, 2015, co-edited with J. Koops, N. McQueen and P. Williams).





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