Research Division Director
Thierry Tardy is Director of the Research Division at the NATO Defense College (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 NATO’s policy and adaptation, the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), 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: “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., coedited with J. Koops, N. McQueen, P. Williams).
He will release in early 2021 a book (co-edited with S. Recchia) titled French Interventions in Africa: Reluctant Multilateralism (Routledge), published in 2020 as a Special Issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies; as well as “The risks of NATO’s maladaptation”, European Security.
Thierry Tardy holds a PhD in Political Science. He has taught at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEID, Geneva), the War College in Paris, the Sorbonne, the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po) and the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO, Paris). He is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.
He is a Laureate of the 62nd National Session of the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN, 2009-2010).
For a complete list of his publications outside of the NDC, see List of publications