Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos

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Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos logo circa 2015, Credit: Soerenkern

Founded in 1987, the Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos(GEES), known in English as the Strategic Studies Group, is a Spanish think tank based in Madrid.

The Group's primary objective is to advise Spanish officials on foreign affairs and defense-related topics. It also aims to influence the domestic debate on strategic and international affairs.[1]

GEES claims to provide "common-sense insights from a conservative, center-right perspective."

We are strong believers in the transatlantic alliance, and we strive to defend and improve the institutions of Western freedom and democratic capitalism, such as limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, and a strong defense.[2]

The group's fundraising pitch reflects its right-wing credentials:

our steadfast commitment to our ideological roots, which are decidedly center-right, along the lines of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, put us at a distinct disadvantage on a European continent that is drifting evermore towards the left of the ideological spectrum.
Moreover, our commitment to Europe’s Judeo-Christian heritage, and our unwavering support for the State of Israel, have complicated our fundraising efforts on a highly secularized European continent that denies its spiritual roots and increasingly questions Israel’s right to exist.[3]




  1. Basic Objectives, GEES, accessed 7 January 2009.
  2. Basic Objectives, GEES, accessed 7 January 2009.
  3. Support Us, GEES, accessed 7 January 2009.