Researcher Daniel Fiott has been awarded the ‘Palliser Prize’ by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for his essay entitled ‘Modernising NATO’s Defence Infrastructure with EU Funds’, which was published in the journal Survival: Global Politics and Strategy. The IISS awards the Palliser Prize for the best essay submitted to Survival on an aspect of European international relations, politics, economics of strategy by an author under the age of 40. The prize is named after Michael Palliser, the first Chairman and then Vice-President of the IISS. Michael Palliser was perhaps the most influential diplomat of his generation, working mainly in London, Paris and Brussels. In London, he was Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, in Paris a Minister at the Embassy under Sir Christopher Soames, in Brussels an Ambassador and then Permanent Representative to the European Community. In London again, he served as Head of the Foreign Office.