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Simon Lunn

Senior Associate Fellow

Simon Lunn is a Senior Associate Fellow for the European Leadership Network (ELN).

As Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 1997 to 2007, Simon initiated the Assembly’s program of partnership and assistance to the parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe. From 1979 to 81, he worked in the US Congressional Research Service preparing reports for Congress on NATO strategy and the 1979 INF decision.

After positions at the RIIA Chatham House and the European Parliament, he was appointed Head of Plans and Policy on NATO’s International Staff 1983 to 88 and was involved in force planning and conventional arms control. He has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Wales and an MA in War Studies from Kings College London University.

He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1959 to 61, subsequently serving as an officer in the British Army. In 2001, he was made a Commander of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for active support for Lithuanian membership of NATO. In 2010, he received the Georgian Order of Honour and in 2012 received the Baltic Assembly medal for support for Baltic unity.

Simon Lunn is based in Brussels.

Content by Simon Lunn

Policy brief

Modernising conventional arms control: An urgent imperative

As the Russia-NATO confrontation 
is intensifying, hopes of maintaining a degree of control and restraint in the continuing development of armed forces are rapidly fading. This policy brief proposes twelve innovative measures to reverse the negative trend of increased military confrontation.

9 March 2020 | Nicholas Williams and Simon Lunn
Euro-Atlantic Security