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In his address, Dr Lindstrom argued that European defence cooperation made substantial strides over the past two years, including advances in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD), and the establishment of a European Defence Fund (EDF). He described how they fit together with other recent initiatives. By when might we expect to see results? Last, he analysed how Europe is positioned to deliver on security and defence.


About the Speaker:

Gustav Lindstrom is the Director of the EUISS – the EU’s agency analysing foreign, security and defence policy issues. Previously, Dr Lindstrom served as the Head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Programme, Director of the European Training Course, co-chair of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfP-C) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group at the GCSP. He has also worked with the RAND Corporation and the World Bank.