European Defence: Can the EU Pick Up the Slack?

GLOBSEC European Security Initiative builds on the expertise acquired and momentum of the GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative (GNAI) seeking to shape policy debates that decrease the imbalance in transatlantic defence capabilities. The primary objective of the GESI Initiative is to produce innovative and straightforward policy recommendations that empower Europe’s defence capabilities and operational readiness for a wide spectrum of challenges. GESI mission is not to support the creation of parallel European military-political structures to NATO, but rather to propose an avenue for a new level of European defence competence.

GLOBSEC European Security Initiative Steering Committee

General Knud Bartels (Ret.) – Danish Chief of Defence, Staff 2009-2011, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee 2012-2015
General Wolf-Dieter Langheld (Ret.) – Commander Allied Joint Forces Headquarters, Brunssum 2010-2012

Ambassador Rastislav Káčer – Ambassador (Ret.) to the United States and Hungary, Honorary Chairman of GLOBSEC
Ambassador Stefano Stefanini – Ambassador (Ret.), Permanent Representative of Italy to NATO and Diplomatic Advisor to the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano 2007-2010 Ambassador Pierre Vimont – Ambassador (Ret.) to the United States and to the European Union, former Executive Secretary-General of the European External Action Service


GLOBSEC Project Team:
Alena Kudzko, Deputy Research Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute John Barter, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, GLOBSEC Martin Reguli, Defense Programme Manager, GLOBSEC Policy Institute

©GLOBSEC Policy Institute December 2019