Guillaume Lasconjarias

Guillaume Lasconjarias is an associate researcher at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Paris. He previously worked as a researcher at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. His areas of expertise cover counterinsurgency, capacity building and conventional forces, hybrid threats and professional military education. A former researcher at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire (IRSEM, Strategic Research Institute) and deputy head of the Research Office of the Army Doctrine Centre (CDEF), Lasconjarias has both an academic and practitioner's experience. He holds a PhD in History from Sorbonne University, Paris.

Has Macron Given NATO a Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

December 05, 2019

In a recent interview with The Economist, French President Emmanuel Macron shocked fellow NATO allies by calling the organization “brain dead.” His words, described as “astonishingly candid,” received a harsh rebuke from Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as from Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. While NATO celebrates its 70th...

Are Russia and NATO Getting Ready for a New Euromissile Crisis?

August 08, 2019

When it was ratified in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) eliminated a category of weapons that was a major threat to Europe. One must remember how much of a step forward this event was during the Cold War. In the early 1980s, Europe was vulnerable to military escalations...

We Won't Be Mourning NATO Any Time Soon

July 12, 2018

Whatever Donald Trump says or does in Brussels, it will not be the end of NATO. As the NATO summit in Brussels started its second day in disarray, what used to be an eventless and business-as-usual reconfirmation of unity and strength of the Atlantic alliance has turned into a power...

NATO and the Tale of Two Summits

September 19, 2016

NATO shows it still knows how to deliver by instituting adaptation and assurance measures after the Wales and Warsaw Summits. “A refreshed alliance for troubled times,” read the headline of one of Britain’s most prominent newspapers after the completion of the Warsaw Summit in July. Readers might have deduced that the North...