IssuesNATO Security & Defense
ReportApr 22, 2020
Moving out: A comprehensive assessment of European military mobility
By Task Force Co-Chairs: General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, USA (Ret.) and Ambassador Colleen B. Bell
Military mobility is the logical and critical next step to enhancing the twenty-first-century conventional deterrence posture throughout Europe, an essential part of the formula for keeping the peace.
Erwan Lagadec is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where he focuses on transatlantic security (including NATO and EU foreign policy), France, the United Kingdom, and Russia.
He is an adjunct professor of international affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and an adjunct associate professor at Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience and Leadership Academy. From 2008 to 2013, he taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) and was affiliated with Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. Since 2006, he has been a Foreign Policy Institute fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies’ Center for Transatlantic Relations. From 2004 to 2005 he was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. In 2005 he joined the French Navy Reserve, where he specialized on policy planning. He has been a consultant for the French Foreign Ministry’s Policy Planning Staff, the French Military Mission in the US, the French Military representation to the European Union, and the US Mission to the European Union.
His latest book, Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Europe, America, and the Rise of the Rest (Routledge, 2012) offers an overview of the strategic interface between European integration, transatlantic relations, and the rise of “emerging powers.” He holds a DPhil (PhD) in history from the University of Oxford (Trinity College) and an MA from the University of Paris-I (Sorbonne). In addition to French and English, he speaks or reads Russian, German, Spanish, and Italian.