Julia Himmrich is a Research Fellow at the ELN. Her work focusses on European Defence with particular attention on NATO-EU collaboration and EU defence integration. Before joining the ELN she was a Teaching Fellow in European Foreign Policy at King’s College London and Research Associate on European Foreign Policy at the Dahrendorf Forum of LSE IDEAS. She completed a PhD in International Relations at the LSE and holds a MA International Peace & Security from King’s College London and a BA (Hons) Politics & Development Studies from SOAS. Her wider research interest lies in European foreign policy in conflict, particularly in the Western Balkans and the European Neighbourhood.