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Laura Chappell, Dr

University of Surrey, Department of Politics

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Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Laura Chappell is Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Surrey. Her research focuses on the Common Security and Defence Policy encompassing European strategic culture, the Battlegroup Concept, EU military operations and defence capability development as well as Polish and German security and defence policies. She has published a number of articles on these themes in European Integration online Papers (EioP), European Security, Defence Studies and Contemporary Security Policy. Her monograph on Germany, Poland and the Common Security and Defence Policy was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. She is currently co-editor of European Security.