Charles Grant studied modern history at Cambridge University. He then
took a diploma in French politics at Grenoble University. Returning to
London, Grant joined Euromoney, the financial magazine, in 1981.
to The Economist in 1986, where he wrote about the City. In 1987
he began a series of articles which exposed the County NatWest-Blue Arrow
scandal, which led to two Department of Trade and Industry inquiries and
a long criminal trial. In 1988, together with David Goodhart, he wrote
Making the City work, a Fabian booklet which proposed a reform programme
for Britain's financial markets.
In 1989 The
Economist posted Grant to Brussels, to cover the European Community.
In 1992 his writing on economic and monetary union won the Adelphi Foundation's
Prix Stendhal. In the autumn of 1993 Grant returned to The Economist's
London office, to write about British affairs. His biography of Jacques
Inside the House that Jacques Built, published by Nicholas Brealey)
appeared in 1994. It was subsequently translated into French, Japanese
and Russian. In October 1994 Grant became defence editor of The Economist,
covering armaments industries, defence policy, military matters and the
war in former Yugoslavia.
In 1996 Grant
helped to set up the Centre for European Reform, an independent think-tank
that is dedicated to promoting a reform agenda within the European Union.
In January 1998 Grant left The Economist to become the first director
of the Centre for European Reform. He is the author of several CER publications,
including 'Can Britain lead in Europe?' (1998); 'EU 2010: An optimistic
vision of the future' (2000); and 'Transatlantic rift: How to bring the
two sides together' (2003). Most recently he is the author of 'What happens
if Britain votes no? Ten ways out of an EU constitutional crisis', published
in March 2005, and of 'Europe's blurred boundaries: Rethinking enlargement
and neighbourhood policy', to be published in September 2006.
Grant became a director and trustee of the British Council in July 2002.
He is also a member of the Committee for Russia in a United Europe (chaired
by Duma member Vladimir Ryzhkov). He is a board member of the Moscow School
of Political Studies. Hobbies include hill-walking and music.
In February 2004 he was awarded the Chevalier de lOrdre National
du Mérite by Ambassador Gérard Errera in London.
areas of expertise: Russia, European foreign and defence policy,
Transatlantic relations, the Future of Europe debate, Britain and the
Rethinking enlargement and neighbourhood policy
(pamphlet, October 2006)
bulletin at fifty
article, October/November 2006)
Russia and modern nationalism
article, August/September 2006)
to strengthen EU foreign policy
(policy brief with Mark Leonard, 30 May 2006)
to build a better EU foreign policy
(bulletin article with Mark Leonard, April/May 2006)
EU's awkward neighbour: time for a new policy on Belarus
(policy brief with Mark Leonard, 6 April 2006)
and the EU: Strategic partners?
(bulletin article, February/March 2006)
and the EU:
Can Europe's neighbourhood policy deliver?
(policy brief with Mark Leonard, 10 October 2005)
variable geometry save EU enlargement?
article, October/November 2005)
What lessons can be learned from the Schröder years?
(essay, 2 September 2005)
beyond the referendums
(bulletin article, June/July 2005)
The EU's partnership with China
(pamphlet by Katinka Barysch
with Charles Grant and Mark Leonard, May 2005)
new transatlantic institutions?
(bulletin article with Mark Leonard, April /May 2005)
happens if Britain votes No?
Ten ways out of a European constitutional crisis
(pamphlet, March 2005)
should not be part of a 'great game'
(briefing note, by Katinka Barysch and Charles Grant,
Bush: Why you need the Europeans
(bulletin article, December 2004 /January 2005)
to live with the new Russia
(bulletin article, October/November 2004)
peculiarities of the British
(bulletin article, August/September 2004)
Britain votes No...
(bulletin article, June/July 2004)
European way of war
(pamphlet by Steven Everts, Lawrence Freedman,
Charles Grant, François Heisbourg, Daniel Keohane and Michael
O'Hanlon, May 2004)
and the EU
(bulletin article, April/May 2004)
Britain hold a referendum on the EU constitution?
(bulletin article, December/January 2004)
defence takes a step forward
(briefing note, December 2003)
the rows over ESDP
(opinion paper, October 2003)
rift: How to bring the two sides together
(pamphlet, July 2003)
the entente glaciale
(bulletin article, June/July 2003)
decline of American power
(bulletin article, April/May 2003)
return of Franco-German dominance?
(bulletin article, February/March 2003)
Europeans can stick together on Iraq
(briefing note, by Steven Everts, Heather Grabbe and Charles Grant,
role for NATO?
(briefing note, November 2002)
leadership for Europe and A strategic European Council, a streamlined
Council of Ministers chapters in
New Designs for Europe
- A coalition
for global security, A stronger European foreign and defence
policy, and A more political NATO, a more European Russia
chapters in Europe
after September 11th
(pamphlet, December 2001)
(pamphlet co-authored with Gilles Andréani and Christoph Bertram,
2010: An optimistic vision of the future
(pamphlet, September 2000)
Relations: Can Britain play a leading role in European defence - and
keep its special links to US intelligence?
(working paper, May 2000)
(working paper, June 1999)
Britain lead in Europe?
(pamphlet, October 1998)