New Direction – The Foundation for European Reform held on 29 October 2012 a successful launch of a new study "White Elephants? The Political Economy of Multi-National Defence Projects" looking into reality of collaborative defence equipment projects, particularly in relation to aircraft. The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP was a keynote speaker at a launch giving an insight in to the future of the UK’s aerospace industry and wider industrial strategy.
Europe faces a number of defence and security issues, including terrorism, deterioration of old and outburst of new local or global conflicts.
The complexities of multi-national leadership and competing requirements are challenges to the development of appropriate defence and security strategies.
New Direction explores the future of European defence, including: