Director of Research and Strategy and Head of Space Policy
Gabriel Elefteriu is Director of Research and Strategy at Policy Exchange. He also heads the organisation’s Space Policy Unit – the first of its kind in the UK – which he helped establish in April 2019. His background expertise is in space affairs, foreign policy and defence strategy, with a particular interest in Net Assessment. In his previous role at Policy Exchange Gabriel was Senior Defence Fellow within the “Britain in the World” project led by Dr John Bew. Before joining Policy Exchange in 2014, he was Senior Defence Analyst and Consultant with a defence market intelligence company working with global defence and homeland security industry clients, including A&D primes. His earlier experience includes a number of business and security intelligence roles in the City. Gabriel holds a BA in War Studies (1st class) and an MA in Intelligence and International Security (distinction) from King’s College London, where his main research focus was on space security and strategy. He is also an Associate of King’s College.
Related Posts & Publications
Britain’s industry-led space policy “model” has been a resounding success. But can it survive the fierce competition of the new space race?
by Gabriel Elefteriu | May 30, 2018Controversy over UK’s access to Galileo has doubled as a welcome reminder of how crucial space is for this country in security terms. The point was underscored on 21 May by the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, who announced the launch of Britain’s first Defence...
Beware excessive “declinism” – we’re putting more money into UK defence but American warnings must also be heeded
by Gabriel Elefteriu | Nov 21, 2017The 2017 Budget Statement comes amid higher-than-usual fears that the axe is about to return to defence. This Government will be keen to allay any such fears, particularly given the latest bout of concerns about the decline of British influence, and the sharpening of...
by Gabriel Elefteriu | Sep 16, 2017This initial paper’s positive tone and generous approach will help improve the “mood music” around the Brexit negotiations. But eventually Britain will have to start answering the big strategic questions as well. On Tuesday, the Government published its first position...
by Gabriel Elefteriu | Aug 20, 2017Even if war is averted, the aftermath of the current crisis will likely see America devote much more attention and resources to northeast Asia on a permanent basis, or risk the erosion of its strategic position in the region. In any scenario, global stability and...
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