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Isabelle SAINT-MEZARD

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri


Research Interests:

  • Geopolitics of South Asia
  • India's strategic and security issues

 

Isabelle Saint-Mézard (PhD) is lecturer in the Geopolitics of Asia at the French Institute of Geopolitics, the University of Paris VIII.

She was formerly an analyst on South Asia at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs of the French Ministry of Defence (2006-2011). She was also a research fellow on the China-India Project at the Centre of Asian Studies/ Institute of Humanities, the University of Hong Kong (2003-2006). She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Her research interests are mostly about South Asian geopolitics, with a special focus on India’s strategic and security issues. She also teaches at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, as well as INALCO.

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08/11/2018

The Asia–Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) — a Japan–India initiative to promote connectivity between Asia and East Africa and encourage joint projects in Africa — is often misrepresented. All too often, the AAGC is depicted as a political move aimed exclusively at countering China’s Belt and Road...

23/11/2015

India is now a major player in the international fertiliser market, regardless of the nutrients considered. Whether it is a question of imports, domestic production, or consumption, India ranks among the top three global players in the sector.<...>

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