Lessons from the Enhanced Forward Presence, 2017-20
with Christian Leuprecht and Alexander Moens
NATO Defence College
From the introduction: "This NDC Research Paper takes a systematic comparative approach to NATO’s and Allies’ experiences with this new deployment model. Few comprehensive analyses of the four eFP battlegroups exist, with almost no work done so far on comparing these experiences methodically yet sensitive to the nuances of how the eFP operates in each Host Nation. On the one hand, the operational successes and shortfalls of the four eFP battlegroups have intrinsic value. On the other hand, a better understanding of what works and what could work better can inform future Alliance decision-making. Some concern exists that the four battlegroups are not coordinating as much as they should: it is still primarily a hub-and-spoke model, to the detriment of multiplayer networks both between and within Host Nations. This collection identifies subtle patterns in military, civilian, and civil-military cooperation across these battlegroups ..."
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Fellow in the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo. I was previously a Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at City, University of London, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, and a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program. In May 2014, I completed my doctorate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.
My research addresses issues in alliance politics, nuclear strategy, and theories of war, and has appeared in International Security, Security Studies, International Affairs, and elsewhere. I have done work on East Asia but Europe is my primary regional focus, with special emphasis on Central and Northeastern Europe. Outside of work, my biggest passion is in music. I have two places that I consider home: Windsor-Detroit and Krakow, Poland.
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