Simon Lunn

Senior Associate Fellow

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

He served as Secretary General to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 1997-2007 following 8 years as the Deputy Secretary General where he initiated and implemented the Assembly’s program of partnership and assistance to the parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe.

From 1983-1989, he was Head of Plans and Policy on NATO’s International Staff and was involved in all aspects of NATO defence planning. He was also a member of the High Level Task Force on preparations for the Conventional Forces Europe (CFE) negotiations.

Between 1979-81 he worked at the US Congressional Research Service writing reports for Congress on NATO strategy on the 1979 INF decision. He also participated in the Senate hearings on the ratification of SALT II.

During the 1970s, when he was Director of the North Atlantic Assembly’s Defence Committee he worked extensively on the role of nuclear weapons in NATO strategy.

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 1960-62 subsequently serving as an officer in the British army. He is currently a Senior Fellow at DCAF in Geneva and a consultant with NTI in Washington DC.

Simon Lunn is based in Brussels.

Content by Simon Lunn

Policy brief

NATO’s Nuclear Future: Deter, Reassure, Engage?

A new report, “NATO’s Nuclear Future: Deter, Reassure, Engage?”, prepared by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and co-authored by ELN Senior Associate Fellow Simon Lunn, argues that NATO must adopt a balanced approach that includes the proper mix of deterrence, reassurance, and engagement with Russia.

17 June 2016 | Simon Lunn
Euro-Atlantic Security
Policy brief

The NATO-Russia Council: Its Role and Prospects

Simon Lunn reviews the successes and failures of the NATO-Russia Council, and asks what can be done to promote a more effective partnership between Russia and NATO in the future.

29 November 2013 | Simon Lunn
Euro-Atlantic Security