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Dr Bastian Giegerich


Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS

Bastian leads the team that produces the annual flagship publication The Military Balance, oversees the development of the Military Balance+ online database, and contributes to research and consultancy work. His areas of expertise are defence policy and strategy, NATO and EU member states and security foresight and long-range trend analysis

From 2010–15 Bastian worked for the German Federal Ministry of Defence in research and policy roles, while also serving as the IISS Consulting Senior Fellow for European Security. He holds a masters in Political Science from the University of Potsdam and a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Bastian is the author and editor of several books on European security and defence matters. He has taught international relations, military studies and public administration courses at the London School of Economics, the University of Potsdam, and the University of Kassel. Bastian Giegerich speaks English and German.