Mathieu Droin is a visiting fellow in the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he focuses on transatlantic European security and defense. Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Droin served as deputy head of the strategic affairs unit at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MFA), where his work focused on NATO, EU Common Security and Defence Policy, and maritime security issues. Prior to working at the MFA, Mr. Droin worked for the Ministry of Economy and Finance in the economic departments of the French embassies in Kuwait, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Droin holds a master's degree in international affairs analysis from Sciences Po Bordeaux and Sciences Po Lyon.
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Finland to join NATO on Tuesday. What will it take for Sweden to follow?
Mathieu Droin in The Hill — April 3, 2023
Will U.S. Support for Ukraine Outlast Biden?
Mathieu Droin in Foreign Policy — April 3, 2023
Russia’s War on Ukraine Endangers Stability in Western Balkans, US Officials Say
Mathieu Droin in Voice of America — February 27, 2023
When will the war in Ukraine end? One year on, we answer your questions about the conflict
Mathieu Droin in Euronews — February 24, 2023
Biden in Poland: How NATO’s eastern half increasingly leads on Ukraine
Mathieu Droin in Christian Science Monitor — February 21, 2023
Did anyone say ‘war fatigue’ about Ukraine?
Mathieu Droin in Defense News — January 13, 2023
Biden says 'I make mo apology to France' for protecting U.S. manufacturing
Mathieu Droin in Los Angeles Times — December 1, 2022
'Kiss and make up': Biden hopes tensions with France end with first state visit
Mathieu Droin in Washington Examiner — December 1, 2022
All content by Mathieu Droin
The Chisinau Summit: A Litmus Test for Moldova and the EPC
Commentary by Mathieu Droin and Ilke Toygür — May 26, 2023
Are European Navies Ready to Navigate an Ever More Contested Maritime Domain?
Report by Mathieu Droin , Courtney Stiles Herdt , and Gabriella Bolstad — May 16, 2023
NATO and the European Union: The Burden of Sharing
Commentary by Mathieu Droin — January 17, 2023
The United States and France: Partners for the Pacific Islands Region?
Commentary by Mathieu Droin , Nilanthi Samaranayake , Zack Cooper , and Celine Pajon — November 30, 2022
The European Political Community: A Successful Test?
Critical Questions by Sissy Martinez and Mathieu Droin — October 11, 2022
Rebooting the Franco-German Engine
Commentary by Mathieu Droin — October 5, 2022