Research fellow, Security Studies Center
Areas of expertise:
- Analysis of the United States defense policy
- Ambiguous strategies: grey zones, hybridity, coercive diplomacy in the Arabian Gulf and in Eastern Asia
- European strategic autonomy
Morgan Paglia is a Research fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) and a PhD candidate at the Catholic University of Paris where his research focuses on the recent evolutions of the United States defense strategy since the first Gulf War. Prior to joining Ifri's Security Studies Center in 2018, he gained professional experience in the defense sector, notably at Thalès' Institutional Affairs department, and graduated from the Political Studies Institutes of Aix-en-Provence and Sciences Po Toulouse.
His special interests are great power competition in East Asia and the strategic debates in Europe and the US.
He blogs at Ultima Ratio.
Les bases de la puissance. Enjeux géopolitiques et stratégiques des bases militaires avancées Focus stratégique, n° 97, mai 2020
Throughout history, great powers have relied upon forward military bases, either to support their interventions in areas of interest, to re-assure allies or to control a territory.
L’Iran et ses “proxys” au Moyen-Orient. Les défis de la guerre par procuration Focus stratégique, No. 95, March 2020
If Iran is a key player in the Middle East, it is in no small part because of its extensive network of armed militia, which it uses as proxies.
Confettis d’empire ou points d’appui ? L’avenir de la stratégie française de présence et de souveraineté Focus stratégique, n° 94, février 2020
France is one of the few nations in the world to benefit from a permanent global military presence. With more than 10,000 military personnel from all three services, deployed across the five continents and the three main oceanic basins, it benefits from the second largest network of...
Europe’s architecture of security in the current strategic environment: Taking the path toward "strategic autonomy" in Freya Grünhagen and Tobias Koepf, The changing global order – Which role for the European Union?, Genshagener Papiere, No. 23, October 2019
As the world stage is marked by renewed great power competition, Europe lacks proper means to assert and defend its own independent political view. Despite this backdrop, the authors of this report contend that the current stalemate can be overcome with a collective and inclusive approach.
Les armées françaises face aux menaces anti-aériennes de nouvelle génération Focus stratégique, No. 86, December 2018
Although it had never entirely disappeared, the surface-to-air threat was mitigated for three decades by Western air superiority. It now benefits from a modernization and dissemination momentum that will increasingly hinder expeditionary forces’ freedom of action.