Research team

Bruno Tertrais

Deputy director

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Defense policies
Geostrategy/Crises and conflicts
European security/EU/NATO
United States/Transatlantic relations
Mediterranean region/Middle East

Biographical information


International relations and geopolitics, Conflicts, US strategy, Transatlantic relations, Security in the Middle East, Security in Asia, Nuclear proliferation, Nuclear deterrence, Military strategy.

Professional experience

Senior Research Fellow, FRS (2001-2016) ; Assistant to the Director of Strategic Affairs, Defense ministry (1993-2001) ; Visiting Fellow, RAND Corporation (1995-1996) ; Director of the Civilian Affairs Committee, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1990-1992) ; Research assistan, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1989).

Other permanent activities

Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) ; Member of the editorial board, The Washington Quarterly ; Member of the editorial board, Strategic & Military Affairs ; Member of the advisory board, Champs de March ; Member of the executive committee, Maritime Strategy Center, Haifa University.


Graduate, Paris Political Science Institute (1984) ; Masters in Public law, University of Paris-10 (1984) ; DEA in Comparative politics, University of Paris-10 (1985) ; Doctorate of the Paris Political Science Institute (1994).


  • Member, White paper Commission on defense and national security (2007-2008)
  • Member, White paper Commission on foreign and European policy (2008)
  • Vauban Prize (2010)
  • Member, White paper Commission on defense and national security (2012-2013)
  • Brienne Prize (2016)
  • George Erhard Prize (2017)



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Articles and books chapters