Research fellow, coordinator of the Security Studies Center and head of the Deterrence and Proliferation program

Holding a PhD in Political Science from the Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3), Corentin Brustlein taught Strategic Thought at Sciences Po Paris (M.A. International Affairs), as well as International relations theory (B.A. in Political Science) and International security (M.A. in Political Science) at Jean Moulin University of Lyon.

Corentin Brustlein joined Ifri in 2008 as a Research fellow in Ifri's Security Studies Center as well as in its civil-military Defense Research Unit (LRD), where he works on U.S. defense policy, military transformation and adaptation, contemporay military operations, nuclear postures and missile defense.

Corentin Brustlein is also the editor of one of the Security Studies Center's electronic series, Proliferation Papers, and blogs at Ultima Ratio.

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France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...


What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...


About a decade ago, the U.S. started to examine options to develop and acquire Conventional Prompt Global Strike capabilities. This move fits in an effort to conventionalize deterrence, an effort initiated decades before and undertaken for profound and diverse motives. Although it has been...

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