Tony Lawrence

Head of Defence Policy & Strategy Programme / Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: NATO, EU and regional defence policy and strategy; defence cooperation; defence capabilities
Languages: English

Tony Lawrence has worked at ICDS since 2006 on a variety of defence policy issues, including the future of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, European defence policy, air defence of the three Baltic states, and the maritime aspects of deterrence and defence in the Baltic region.

Between 2005 and 2013, Tony was also an Assistant Professor at the Baltic Defence College, responsible for the design and delivery of around 50% of the annual Higher Command Studies Course. Tony spent the first half of his career as a civil servant in the UK Ministry of Defence, including appointments in scientific research and procurement, and policy positions dealing with NATO issues, operational policy in the Balkans, the European Union’s security and defence dimension – now CSDP – and ballistic missile defence.

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