Austrian Foreign, Security, Defence Policy

Austrian foreign, security, and defence policy represent a central focus of our research activities. As part of the EU, Austria plays an important role in the implementation of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Our research and analysis aim to identify the opportunities and challenges for Austria, and to point out possibilities to contribute to national and European security. The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy stimulates the public discourse, raises awareness of the importance of the matter, and provides analytical input for Austrian foreign, security and defence policies in a complex world. In this context, the AIES organises public discussions, consults with decision-makers from politics and administration, regularly publishes analysis papers, and presents its research results in various media appearances.