Maxime H. A. Larivé, Ph.D. is an expert in European and Transatlantic Studies. His research focuses on the European Union as a global security actor. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, like European Security, renowned international magazines like the National Interest and World Politics Review, and magazines such as The Diplomatist. His recently published book with Ashgate, titled Debating European Security and Defense Policy. Understanding the Complexity, looks at the evolution of the Common Security and Defense Policy.