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Dr Basil Germond holds an interdisciplinary MA in International Relations, a MRes in International History and Politics and a PhD in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies and the University of Geneva. He is Lecturer in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy at Lancaster University. Previously, he was Researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Development (UCLan), Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews and Visiting Research Fellow with the Oxford-Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War, University of Oxford. Basil is also Research Fellow at the Centre for European Security (University of Salford) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

His main field of specialization is international security in general and the maritime dimension of security in particular. His current research projects concern the evolution of the concept of maritime frontier in the post-Cold War era, the European policies regarding the projection of security, and the geopolitics of the EU.


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Recent publications


Basil Germond, Les forces navales européennes dans la période post-guerre froide [The European Naval Forces in the post-Cold War Era], L’Harmattan, Paris, 2008, 295p.

André Liebich and Basil Germond (eds), Construire l’Europe [The European Unification Process]. Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre du Bois, Presses universitaires de France, IHEID, Paris, Geneva, September 2008, 301p.

Jussi Hanhimäki, Georges-Henri Soutou and Basil Germond, The Routledge Handbook of Transatlantic Security, Routledge, London and New York, 2010, 313p.


Basil Germond, “From Frontier to Boundary and Back Again: The European Union’s Maritime Margins”, European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol.15, No.1, February 2010, pp.39-55.

Basil Germond and Michael E. Smith, “Interest-Definition and Threat-Perception in the EU: Explaining the First ESDP Anti-Piracy Naval Operation”, Contemporary Security Policy, Vol.30, No.3, December 2009, pp.573-593.

Basil Germond, “Multinational Military Cooperation and its Challenges: the Case of European Naval Operations in the Wider Mediterranean Area”, International Relations, Vol.22, No.2, June 2008, pp.173-191.

Céline Germond-Duret and Basil Germond, “Similarités dans la rhétorique, les effets et la pratique des interventions de développement et des interventions militaires humanitaires“ [Similarities in the Rhetoric, Practice and Effects of Development Interventions and Military Humanitarian Interventions], Revue Juridique et Politique des Etats Francophones, Vol.60, No.2, April-June 2006, pp.301-331.

Basil Germond, “Les forces navales européennes face aux nouvelles menaces en mer” [The European Naval Forces and the ‘New Threats’ at Sea], Relations internationales, No.125, Spring 2006, pp.45-58.

Basil Germond, “De l’Atlantique à la Méditerranée: vers une réorientation de la géostratégie navale dans l’espace euro-atlantique depuis 1989” [From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean: Towards a Reorientation of Naval Geostrategy within the Euro-Atlantic Space since 1989], Les Cahiers de la Méditerranée, No.71, T.2, December 2005, pp.227-244.

Basil Germond, “Les missions des marines militaires européennes depuis 1989” [The Missions of the European Navies since 1989], Relations internationales, No.122, Summer 2005, pp.105-116.

Book chapters

Basil Germond, “Venus Has Learned Geopolitics: The European Union’s Frontier and Transatlantic Relations”, in Jussi HANHIMÄKI, Georges-Henri SOUTOU and Basil GERMOND (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Transatlantic Security, Routledge, London and New York, 2010, pp.206-217.

Basil Germond, “L’Union européenne et ses marches maritimes: vers une déterritorialisation de la sécurité” [The European Union and its Maritime Marches: Towards a Deterritorialization of Security], in Bouziane SEMMOUD (ed.), Dynamiques littorales et frontières maritimes. Les littoraux: charnières ou frontières des territoires? [Coastal Dynamics and Maritime Frontiers. The Shores: Hinges or Frontiers of Territories?], L’Harmattan, 2009, pp.37-50.

Céline Germond-Duret and Basil Germond, “Development Interventions and Military Humanitarian Interventions: Similarities in the Rhetoric, Practice and Effects”, in A. SABITHA (ed.), Redressing Injustice: Reparations, Amicus Book, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, 2009, pp.46-82.

Basil Germond and François Jequier, “Pierre du Bois: essai biobibliographique (1968-2004)” [Pierre du Bois: A Bio-bibliographical Essay (1968-2004)], in LIEBICH André and GERMOND Basil (eds), Construire l’Europe [The European Unification Process], Presses universitaires de France, IHEID, Paris, Geneva, September 2008, pp.7-28.

Basil Germond, “The Baltic Sea Region as a Security Nexus: from Cold War Rivalry to post-Cold War Common Destiny”, in MULTANI Sukhvinder Kaur (ed), Security of Maritime Trade: New Dimensions, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, 2008, pp.179-204.

Basil Germond, “The Naval and Maritime Dimension of the European Union”, in BOSSUAT Gérard and DEIGHTON Anne (eds), The EC/EU: a world security actor?, Soleb, Paris, 2007, pp.346-361.

Basil Germond, “La puissance navale turque: quels atouts pour l’Union européenne?” [The Turkish Naval Power: An Asset for the European Union?], in DEDEOGLU Beril and TURKMEN Füsun (eds), L’Europe-Puissance et la Turquie [Euro-Power and Turkey], L’Harmattan, Paris, 2007, pp.131-153.

Basil Germond, “L’action des forces navales européennes pour la prévention et la gestion des crises et des conflits en période post-guerre froide” [The European Naval Forces and Conflicts/Crises Management in the post-Cold War Era], in CHETAIL Vincent et al. (eds), Prévention, gestion et sortie des conflits [Prevention, Management and Resolution of Conflicts], Euryopa, Geneva, 2006, pp.75-99.

Policy papers

Basil Germond, “Maritime Security Cooperation in the Mediterranean: Towards a Comprehensive Approach”, in Eduard SOLER I LECHA and Irene GARCÍA (eds), VIII Seminario Internacional sobre Seguridad y Defensa en el Mediterráneo: New scenarios for cooperation, Barcelona Center for International Studies (CIDOB), Dirección General de Relaciones Institucionales (Ministerio de Defensa de España), Barcelona, 2010, pp.65-73.

Basil Germond and Eric Grove, Maritime Security in the Mediterranean: European and Transatlantic Approaches, Mediterranean Paper Series 2010, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, The Istituto Affari Internazionali, Washington, Roma, 2010, 18p.

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