Nicolas Jouan

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M.Litt. in international security studies, University of St Andrews; M.Res. in modern history, University of Paris IV Sorbonne; B.A. in history, University of Rouen


Nicolas Jouan is a defence and security analyst at RAND Europe. His research interests relate to arms production, acquisition policy, supply-chain analysis, European defence and regional geopolitics. He has contributed to policy research projects for high-profile clients including the UK Ministry of Defence, the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the UK Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism.

Prior to joining RAND Europe, Jouan worked for market research firms Euromonitor and GlobalData in London where he specialised in the global defence industry. He also interned at the IHEDN in Paris and at the French Defence Mission in Hanoi, Vietnam. He holds a M.Litt. in international relations from the University of St Andrews and a M.Res. in modern history from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne.


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    A United Strategy Could Reap Rewards for the United Kingdom in the High North

    The multifaceted nature of Arctic policies, stretching from climate security and scientific cooperation to economic development and conflict mitigation, may require a whole-of-government approach from the United Kingdom. Such an approach could be necessary for the United Kingdom to appear a credible partner to Arctic countries and other third parties.

    Feb 2, 2022

    The RAND Blog