• NATO Military Capabilities and Operations
• Non-proliferation and Arms Control
• Common European Security and Defence Policy
Tomáš Valášek is Director of Foreign Policy & Defence at the Centre for European Reform. He has written extensively on transatlantic relations, Common European Foreign and Security Policy and on defence industrial issues. He is also a senior advisor to the Brussels Office of the World Security Institute. Previously, he served as Policy Director and head of the Security and Defence Policy Division at the Slovak Ministry of Defence. He oversaw the ministry's defence analysis, planning & evaluation activities as well as its legislative efforts, military missions and international security initiatives. He was responsible for relations with NATO and the EU and advised Ukraine and Bosnia, among others, on NATO and EU integration. Before joining the Ministry of Defence, Tomáš Valášek founded and directed the Brussels Office of the World Security Institute (formerly the Center for Defence Information, CDI), a Washington, D.C.-based independent defence and security think-tank (2002 - 2006). From 1996 to 2002 he worked as Senior European Analyst in CDI's Washington, DC office. Mr. Valášek is the editor and co-author of "The 'Easternization' of Europe's Security Policy" (IVO-CDI, October 2004), and numerous articles appearing in newspapers and journals including Wall Street Journal, Jane's Defence Weekly, and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He is a holder of an M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia.