Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's Geopolitics of Technology Program
- Geopolitical dimension of technology, especially digital technology
- European technology policies
- EU, NATO and transatlantic relations
- Foreign and defense policies in Europe (in particular France and United Kingdom)
Alice Pannier heads the Geopolitics of Technology program, launched at Ifri in October 2020, after having been associate researcher since 2019. Her research focuses on the geopolitical dimension of new technology, European technology policies, and transatlantic relations. She has also worked for a long time on European security and the foreign and defense policies of European countries, especially France and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Ifri, she was Assistant Professor in International Relations and European Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington (2017-2020). Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of strategic research (IRSEM) at the French ministry of armed forces. She is a graduate of King’s College London and Panthéon-Sorbonne University and holds a doctorate in political science from IEP Paris, co-supervised with King’s College. Alice Pannier is the author of Rivals in Arms: The Rise of UK-France Defense Relations in the 21st Century (McGill-Queen's University Press, October 2020) and co-author, with Olivier Schmitt, of French Defense Policy since the End of the Cold War (Routledge, February 2021).
The Changing Landscape of European Cloud Computing: Gaia-X, the French National Strategy, and EU Plans
Non-European cloud service providers host the vast majority of European data, which is viewed as an economic as well as a political problem. Gaia-X, European governments and the European Union aim to bolster the European cloud market while responding to data privacy and cybersecurity concerns....
Complementarity or Competition? Franco-British Cooperation and the European Horizon of French Defense Policy Focus stratégique, No. 96 bis, April 2021
What does future hold for the Franco-British defense partnership after Brexit?
To respond to growing global competition, the EU has made notable progress on the internal dimension of technology policy over the past 3 years. It is now also seeking to adapt its foreign policy
Collective Collapse or Resilience? European Defense Priorities in the Pandemic Era Focus stratégique, No. 103, February 2021
To what extent has the COVID-19 pandemic affected defense priorities across Europe?
With a look at evolutions over the past three decades, the thematic chapters cover French defense institutions and civil-military relations, the transformation of armed forces, nuclear deterrence, the defense industry, military interventions, and alliances.
Rivals in Arms: The Rise of UK-France Defence Relations in the Twenty-First Century Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, October 2020
The untold story of the thriving yet complicated defense relationship of two countries caught between strategic decline and global ambitions. As the UK leaves the European Union and as the multilateral international order is increasingly under stress, bilateral security links are more...
“Minilateralism”: A New Form of Defense Cooperation Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015
Multilateralism has played a significant role in international cooperation.
Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan, discussed the impact of technological changes such as 5G, contact tracing and Internet governance in an online debate.