Bastian Giegerich

Director of Defence and Military Analysis


  • Defence
  • NATO and EU member states
  • Defence policy and strategy, NATO, European defence, hybrid conflict, security foresight and long-range trend analysis

Languages: English, German

Summary: Dr Bastian Giegerich is Director of Defence and Military Analysis at the IISS, where he 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 in his areas of expertise.


  • 2010–2015: Policy Advisor and Senior Researcher, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • 2010–2015: Consulting Senior Fellow for European Security, IISS
  • 2008–2010: Research Fellow for European Security, IISS

Selected Publications:

  • 'The Munich Consensus and the Purpose of German Power', Survival: Global Politics and Strategy (58-2, 2016), with Maximilian Terhalle
  • 'NATO’s Strategic Adaptation, the Warsaw Summit and Beyond', Polish Quarterly of International Affairs (Issue 1, 2016)
  • 'Envisioning European Defence: Five Futures', EUISS Chaillot Paper (No. 137, March 2016), with Jan Joel Andersson, Sven Biscop, Christian Mölling and Thierry Tardy
  • 'Hybrid Attacks Demand Comprehensive Defense', Ethics and Armed Forces, (Issue 2, 2015)

About the Defence and Military Analysis Programme:

The IISS Defence and Military Analysis Programme (DMAP) analyses global defence and security affairs. Focus areas include national military and security policies and capabilities; reform and modernisation of armed forces; the impact of new technologies; defence spending and procurement; the effects of austerity and rising spending on defence policy and acquisition; trends in equipment design and utility; and the defence-industrial base.

Joined IISS: September 2005

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