The author no longer works with FRIDE

Daniel Keohane

Daniel Keohane was Research Director at FRIDE, which he joined in 2012. His research interests include geopolitics, EU foreign and defence policies, US foreign policy and NATO. He previously worked at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris, the Centre for European Reform (CER) in London, the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington DC, and the Aspen Institute in Berlin. He holds a MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Bologna/Washington), and a BA in History from Trinity College Dublin (during which he studied for a year at the University of Heidelberg on an Erasmus exchange). He is also an Associate Editor at European Geostrategy, an online magazine about geopolitics.

Daniel has testified on EU defence policy before the UK House of Commons Defence Committee, the Oireachtas Sub-Committee on Ireland’s future in the European Union, and the Sub-Committee on Defence and Security of the European Parliament. In addition, he has advised several European governments and carried out studies (both alone and as part of consortia) commissioned by the European Union, NATO and the European Space Agency.

Daniel was the EUISS representative on the executive academic board of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) from 2007-2011, and a co-opted member of the committee of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) from 2003-2006. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences organised by governments, think tanks and international organisations; and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge, King’s College London, Sciences Po Paris and New York University. He has written articles for academic journals such as Survival, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Política Exterior, Aspenia and Défense nationale. His media work has included TV and radio interviews on Al Jazeera, BBC, Sky News, France 24, CNN and Fox News; and he has been quoted in, amongst others, the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, Die Zeit and El País.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

FRIDE ceased its think tank activities on 31st December 2015 for economic reasons. The Board of Trustees had to take this difficult decision since, despite many efforts to diversify its funding sources, FRIDE cannot sustain its think tank operations with a view to 2016 and beyond.

Established in 1999, FRIDE has made a major contribution to shape debate on Europe’s external activities in an increasingly challenging international environment. It has covered issues ranging from democracy and human rights to sustainable development, new approaches to multilateral cooperation and security affairs. FRIDE’s long-standing focus on the extended neighbourhood of the European Union proves today all the more relevant given widespread turbulence in the region. FRIDE’s emphasis on the importance of the values framing Europe’s external activities is central to current political debates in Europe and beyond. This shows the need for continued engagement in the pursuit of a common European foreign policy that is both effective and informed by the core values of European integration.

The Board wishes to thank Diego Hidalgo, FRIDE’s founder, for his tireless commitment and very generous support for many years. The Board also wishes to thank FRIDE’s dedicated staff, the members of the Board and the Advisory Committee for their contribution in making FRIDE one of the top foreign policy think tanks in Europe. We are very grateful to all those who have supported FRIDE’s work and projects over the years and we thank the many partners from all parts of the world who have worked with FRIDE on joint initiatives. We hope that FRIDE’s extensive input to the debate on Europe in the world will continue to inform thinking and action at a very critical time for Europe’s future.

The President of the Board

FRIDE cesó sus actividades como think tank el 31 de diciembre de 2015 por razones económicas. El Patronato tuvo que adoptar esta difícil decisión dado que, a pesar de los intensos esfuerzos realizados para diversificar sus fuentes de financiación, FRIDE no puede sostener sus operaciones como think tank a partir de 2016.

Establecido en 1999, FRIDE ha realizado una gran contribución al debate sobre las actividades exteriores de Europa en un ambiente internacional cada vez más complejo. Ha trabajado en temas que van desde la democracia y los derechos humanos al desarrollo sostenible, los nuevos enfoques en la cooperación multilateral y las cuestiones de seguridad. La atención prestada por FRIDE a la vecindad extendida de la Unión Europea durante mucho tiempo prueba ser hoy aún más relevante debido a la turbulencia que azota a la región. El énfasis de FRIDE en la importancia de los valores que enmarcan las actividades exteriores europeas es central en los debates en Europa y más allá. Esto muestra la necesidad de un compromiso continuo con la búsqueda de una política exterior europea común que sea eficaz y esté basada en los principios fundamentales de la integración europea.

El Patronato desea agradecer a Diego Hidalgo, fundador de FRIDE, por su incansable compromiso y muy generoso apoyo a lo largo de tantos años. También quiere expresar su gratitud a la dedicada plantilla, a los propios miembros del Patronato y del Comité Asesor por sus contribuciones para hacer de FRIDE uno de los principales think tanks de Europa en cuestiones de política exterior. Estamos muy agradecidos con todos aquellos que han apoyado el trabajo y los proyectos de FRIDE a través de los años y también damos las gracias a los numerosos socios de todas partes del mundo que han colaborado con FRIDE en iniciativas conjuntas. Esperamos que las extensas aportaciones de FRIDE al debate sobre Europa en el mundo continuará informando el pensamiento y la acción en un momento muy crítico para el futuro de Europa.

El Presidente del Patronato

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