Simona R. Soare

Dr Simona R. Soare is research fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Simona has a background in defence and she specializes in defence innovation and emerging and disruptive technologies with a focus on transatlantic and European defence, NATO and EU defence. Prior to joining IISS, Simona was senior associate analyst for transatlantic security and EU-NATO cooperation with the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris, security and defence advisor to the Vice-President of the European Parliament and defence analyst with the Ministry of Defence. Among Simona’s latest books are R. Steff, J. Burton, and S.R. Soare (eds), Emerging Technologies and International Security: The State. Machines and War (London: Routledge, 2020) and S.R. Soare (ed), Turning the tide: How to Rescue Transatlantic Relations (Paris: EUISS, 2020). Simona’s newest publication is Simona R. Soare and Fabrice Pothier, “Leading Edge: Key Drivers of Defence Innovation and the Future of Operational Advantage” (London: IISS, November 2021).