Amélie ZIMA

Research Fellow, Head of European and Transatlantic Security Program, Security Studies Center

Research interests:

  • NATO
  • Pologne: système politique et politique de défense

  • Usages politiques de l'histoire en relations internationales


A Research Fellow at Ifri's Security Studies Center since March 2024, Amélie Zima holds a PhD in political science from Paris-Nanterre University. Her thesis focused on the first post-Cold War enlargement of NATO and was awarded the first prize of the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN). Her work focuses on NATO and the Polish political system.

Amélie Zima was a research associate at Cefres in Prague (French Center for Research in Social Sciences) and at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ISP-PAN). She was a postdoctoral fellow at the French Center of the Warsaw University (OKF-UW). Prior joining IFRI, she was a researcher at IRSEM (Institute of strategic research). She has taught political science, European affairs and international relations at the Universities of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris-Nanterre and at Sciences Po.


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