Andrea Gilli is a PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence where he works on technological change, armaments cooperation, and defense industry transformation in Europe. His primary research interests concern military technology, the defense industry, and defense policy. In the past, he has held different research affiliations – among others – with the NATO Defense College in Rome, the Royal United Services Institute in London and the Center for Transatlantic Relations (SAIS-Johns Hopkins University) in Washington, DC. Most recently, with the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, he advised the EU Military Committee for the 2013 December meeting of the European Council.