Aleksandra Dier

Aleksandra Dier
Address: Security Council Affairs Division
Department of Political Affairs
United Nations
New York, NY 10017


A 'force for good in the world'? Europe and the use of armed force after 9/11

In spite of the sustained effort since the late 1990s to deepen integration in security and defence policy, military interventions continue to provoke different policy responses across Europe and incite controversial debates about the rightfulness of the use of force. The aim of this project was to examine whether and how security thinking in Europe with regard to the use of armed force is evolving in the current strategic environment. It sought to analyse contending attitudes to the legitimate use of force in several EU member states and show how these attitudes affect beliefs about the role of military tools within CSDP.









Dr Aleksandra Dier works for the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in the Security Council Affairs Division, where she focuses on sanctions policy.

Aleksandra was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich and, from 2007-2009, a research fellow at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)in Berlin. She obtained her PhD from St. Antony's College, Oxford. Her doctoral thesis looked at the Europeanisation of defence policy in EU Member States.

Aleksandra’s areas of expertise include: European Security and Defence Policy; Military sociology; Strategic culture; UN Peacekeeping; and sanctions policy.

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