Élie Tenenbaum est chercheur au Centre des Études de Sécurité de l’IFRI et coordinateur du Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Défense (LRD). Il travaille particulièrement sur les questions de guérilla et de guerre irrégulière ainsi que sur la problématique des interventions militaires et des opérations extérieures.
Agrégé et docteur en histoire, diplômé de Sciences Po, il a été Visiting Fellow à l’Université de Columbia ; il a également enseigné la sécurité internationale à Sciences Po et l’histoire des relations internationales à l’Université de Lorraine.
Although the first and foremost domain in the history of warfare, Land power has been dissociated from the concept of “strategic forces” for some time now, as these generally referred to long-range and/or high-yield strike capabilities, above all nuclear weapons.
This paper assesses the current state of the jihadist threat to France, as well as the French authorities’ security response. With the upcoming presidential election, 2017 will be a decisive year for the country. Terrorism will be at the heart of the campaign and ISIS will most likely try to...
The 2015 terror attacks in France and the ensuing activation by the Ministry of Defense of its homeland protection plan opened a new phase in the long history of the French Army’s involvement in internal security.
Hybrid Warfare in the Strategic Spectrum: an Historical Assessment in Guillaume Lasconjarias and Jeffrey Larsen (ed.), NATO’s Response to Hybrid Threats, Rome, NATO Defence College, 2015, pp. 95-112.
"Hybrid Warfare" is a fashionable concept, but in order fo it to be really relevant, it has to be visualized within the whole strategic spectrum.
Since its inception in the mid-2000s, hybrid warfare has become a fashionable concept among Western strategic community. However, it lacks a clear definition and, if loosely used, could lead to possibly dangerous misunderstandings.
The Battle over Fire Support: The CAS Challenge and the Future of Artillery Focus stratégique no.35 bis, october 2012
Traditionally, maneuver units are designed for mobility and control of the ground, while supporting forces (artillery, aviation) deliver fires to protect the former and ensure their freedom of action. As a result of the introduction of mobile artillery in the XVIIIth Century, and even more so...
Helicopter Warfare. The Future of Airmobility and Rotary Wing Combat. Focus stratégique no. 32 bis, January 2012
Military helicopters have evolved into technologically sophisticated weapon systems. Originally designed to counter Soviet armor, attack helicopters now have to cope with a wide spectrum of threats, some of them bringing them back to their counterinsurgency roots. In this new context, direct...
La guerre des hélicoptères: L'avenir de l'aéromobilité et de l'aérocombat Focus stratégique No. 32, June 2011
Military helicopters have evolved into technologically sophisticated weapon systems. Originally designed to counter Soviet armor, attack helicopters now have to cope with a wide spectrum of threats, some of them bringing choppers back to their counterinsurgency roots. In this new context,...