Hugo Meijer

Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs (CERI) - CNRS Research Fellow
Phone: +33158717021 -

Hugo Meijer is CNRS Research Fellow at Sciences Po, Center for International Studies (CERI, Paris), Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs (CERI), and the Founding Director of The European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS), a pan-European multidisciplinary network of scholars sharing the goal of consolidating Security studies in Europe. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS), in Brussels, and Honorary Researcher at the Centre for War and Diplomacy, Lancaster University.

His research interests lie at the intersection of International Relations, Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis. In particular, he is currently working on several research projects on: the reconfiguration of American hegemony through the prism of the US-led regional alliance systems in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific since the end of World War II; national defense and security policies in Europe; and European foreign and security policies in the face of a rising China in the post-Cold War period.

Previously, he was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence), Lecturer in Defence Studies at King’s College London and a Researcher at the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM, Paris). Dr Meijer was also a Senior Common Room Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and a visiting scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Sciences Po, completed his M.A. in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies (Washington DC/Bologna) and his B.A. in political economy at the LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali) Guido Carli in Rome. He is French and Dutch, and was born and grew up in Italy.

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International Relations, Security Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis; US foreign and defence policy in the Asia-Pacific; US-China relations; Transatlantic relations; European defence and security


- Foreign and Defence Policy (Master)
- Whither US Hegemony: Threats and Alliances in Europe and the Asia-Pacific (Master)
- Diplomacy, Defence and Intelligence in World Politics


French, Italian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Arabic


- "Illusions of Autonomy: Why Europe Cannot Provide for Its Security if the United States Pulls Back," International Security, Vol. 45, No. 4 (Spring 2021), pp. 7–43, with Stephen G. Brooks

- "Pulled East: The Rise of China, Europe and French Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific," Journal of Strategic Studies (2021), firstview

- "Europe Cannot Defend Itself: The Challenge of Pooling Military Power," Survival, Vol. 63, No. 1 (2021), pp. 33-40, with Stephen G. Brooks

- "Covert Balancing: Great Powers, Secondary States and U.S. Balancing Strategies against China," International Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 2 (2021), pp. 463-481, with Luis Simón

- “Nodal Defence: the Changing Structure of U.S. Alliance Systems in Europe and East Asia,” Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3 (2021), pp. 360-388 (with Luis Simón and Alexander Lanoszka)

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces (Oxford University Press, 2018), co-edited with Marco Wyss

Trading with the Enemy The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China (Oxford University Press, 2016)


The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed ForcesHugo Meijer and Marco Wyss (eds), Oxford University Press, 2018

Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of ChinaHugo Meijer, Oxford University Press, 2016

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