Security and Defence Agenda

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Security and Defence Agenda is the new name for the Brussels think tank New Defence Agenda [1] which is run by lobbyist Giles Merritt and is funded by the arms, pharmaceutical and IT industries along with national ministries and international organisations and foundations on both sides of the Atlantic.[2]

Partners and Members

SDA says the following (as of March 2010) companies and organisations support it either "financially" or "intellectually":[3]

AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) | Avio | BAE Systems | Baxter | Boeing | Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) | Centre for European Security Studies (CESS) | Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy (CSSD) | Dassault | DCNS | Delegation of the Netherlands to NATO | European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) | Egmont (Royal Institute for International Relations) | European Defence Agency (EDA) | Eurisc Foundation | Finmeccanica | Fondation Robert Schuman | Fundación para el análisis y los studios sociales (FAES) | French Ministry of Defence | Geneva Centre for Security Policy | Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) | The Global Media Centre | Hanns Seidel Stiftung | Honeywell | HP | IBM | International Relations and Security Network (ISN) | International Security Information Service Europe (ISIS) | Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung | Liberal Politological Institute (LPI) | Lockheed Martin | MBDA | McAfee | Ministry of Defence, Turkey | Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU | Mission of the United States of America to NATO | NATO | Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU | Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU | PricewaterhouseCoopers | Raytheon | Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) | Saab | Safety & Security International (S&SI) | SAIC | SecEUR | SES | Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) | Symantec | Thales | TNO | United Technologies | World Security Network |

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  1. Security Defence Agenda New Defence Agenda (NDA) Changes Name to Security & Defence Agenda (SDA), 31 January 2006.
  2. Security Defence Agenda Who We Are
  3. SDA Partners and Members, SDA website, accessed 18 Mar 2010