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Christopher Chivvis

Dr. Chivvis is an expert on Transatlantic Relations, European Security, and Nation Building with the RAND Corporation, an independent non-profit research organization in Washington D.C.

In the past, Chivvis has held research positions at the French Institute for International Affairs (Ifri) in Paris, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin and taught graduate courses at Johns Hopkins, SAIS, New York University, and Sciences-Po, Paris.

His work and commentary have appeared in several U.S. and European journals, including Survival, Politique Etrangère, The Journal of Contemporary History, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Times, and the Euro-Atlantic Quarterly. His recent monographs with RAND include Europe’s Role in Nation Building, with James Dobbins et. al., Pakistan: Securing and Insecure State, with Chris Fair et al.

Chivvis received his PhD in European Studies from Johns Hopkins, SAIS in 2003.

What it would take to intervene in Syria

The pressure for military action in Syria continues to mount: the death of Syrian Deputy Defense Minister and other members of Assad's inner circle last week, diplomatic and military defections from the regime since, an intensifying refugee crisis, and a rising death toll. The crisis...

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Three Challenges Still Await NATO

This week's NATO summit successfully navigated a tricky turn toward an end to the alliance's combat role in Afghanistan without veering into a stampede from the region altogether. The plan for handing over the lead in combat operations to Afghan forces is a little more...

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European Union at Cross Purposes in Kosovo By Christopher Chivvis

PRISTINA, KOSOVO Standing on the Mitrovica bridge looking at the Serbian flags flying on the northern side of the Iber River, it is clear that something is gravely amiss in Europe's youngest democracy, Kosovo. Serbs in the three municipalities across the river refuse to allow...

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Challenges Ahead for the EU's Security and Defense Policy

By Christopher S. Chivvis On its 10th anniversary, the European Union can look back on its Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) with some sense of accomplishment. But the next 10 years may prove more difficult. The EU has made real contributions to global efforts to...

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