Associate Research Fellow, Security Studies Center
Defense foresight analysis
Conflicts and joint operations
Guillaume Garnier is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Security Studies Center. He was a Military Fellow whithin the Defense Research Unit at this Center from 2012 to 2014. He retired from the French Army as a Colonel in 2022. Initially an engineer officer in the Legion, he is graduated from the War School and holds a master degree of geopolitics from the French Institute of Geopolitics (Paris 8) .
More specifically, he has recently served in domains associated with intelligence, politico-military affairs and foresight analysis. He was assigned to various posts of coordination or conception, in France and abroad (Chad, Turkey, Belgium), and contributed to the French Defense Strategic Review of 2017, as head of office in the DGRIS (Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy).
With a rapidly deteriorating security environment, a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, internal disputes exploding into public view, and questions being raised about the scope of its security responsibilities, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) seemed to be in dire straits at the...