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Giovanni Grevi
Giovanni Grevi
Senior Fellow
Tel:  +32 (0)2 235.08.88

Giovanni Grevi has been working and publishing extensively on EU foreign and security policy, strategic affairs, global governance, foresight and EU politics.

Before joining the European Policy Centre (EPC) in June 2016, he was the director of the Foundation for International Relations and External Dialogue (FRIDE), where he also worked as head of the Brussels office and senior researcher between 2010 and 2012. Previously, he served as a senior research fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) from 2005 to 2010. Prior to that, Giovanni worked at the EPC as a policy analyst (1999-2002) and as associate director of studies (2002-2005).

Giovanni’s experience includes innovative research projects and publications such as ‘The New Global Puzzle: What World for the EU in 2025’ on the long-term trends shaping the global context of European integration (co-directed with N. Gnesotto, 2006); ‘European Security and Defence policy – The First Ten Years’ on the experience and lessons of CSDP missions (co-edited with D. Helly and D. Keohane, 2009); ‘The Interpolar World: A New Scenario’ on the intersection between multipolarity and interdependence (2009); ‘Global Governance 2025: At a Critical Juncture’ on prospects for international cooperation (EUISS-NIC, 2010); ‘The European Strategic Partnerships Observatory’ on the relations of the EU with major global and regional actors (FRIDE-Egmont Institute, 2012-15); and ‘Empowering Europe’s Future: Governance, Power and Options for the EU in a Changing World’ (co-authored with D. Keohane, B. Lee and P. Lewis, 2013). He also co-edited with D. Keohane FRIDE’s annual books on ‘Challenges for European Foreign Policy’ dealing with renewing EU’s external action (2013), the EU’s extended neighbourhood (2014) and how key powers deal with instability and disorder (2015).

He is currently focusing on the role of Europe in a changing international environment, the evolution of the European diplomatic system and US foreign policy. Giovanni holds an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Giovanni teaches European foreign policy and international relations at the College of Europe, Bruges, and at Sciences Po, Paris.

Area of expertise

European foreign and security policy, strategic trends and the international order, transatlantic relations and global governance


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Trump's America: the ordinary superpower
13 June 2017

Trump’s foreign policy is the next stage of a deeper structural shift of the global role of the US.

Lost in transition? US foreign policy from Obama to Trump
2 December 2016

President Trump’s foreign policy agenda – it will not be business as usual

The insurgency takes Washington
9 November 2016

Giovanni Grevi discusses the outcome of the US elections, and what a Trump presidency might mean for Europe and the international world order

A Global Strategy for a soul-searching European Union
13 July 2016

Providing strategic coordinates for European foreign policy in the midst of political turmoil

Europe: a question of survival
27 June 2016

Europe after the Brexit vote