Héloïse FAYET

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

Research Interests:

  • Geopolitics and military forces in the Middle East
  • Intelligence studies
  • Hybrid warfare
  • Conventional and nuclear proliferation


Héloïse Fayet is a Research Fellow at Ifri’s Security Studies Center. Her research focuses on proliferation and dissuasion issues, military forces’ capacities analysis and strategic anticipation.

Before joining Ifri, Héloïse Fayet spent three years at the French Ministry of Defense as an analyst on the Middle East. She graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Bachelor of Arts and a dual Master’s Degree in International Security and Journalism, including a year abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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By: Jérémy BACHELIER, Héloïse FAYET, Alexandre JONNEKIN, François RENAUD

From the joint and combined Orion 2023 exercice to the deployment of Leclerc tanks in Romania, through the qualification fire of new missiles, the French armed forces conduct many manoeuvres and activities that are now described as falling under the "strategic signaling".


The Red Team Defence demonstrates the Ministry of the Armed Forces' desire to appropriate new foresight tools. Thus, brain games or serious games aim to bypass the weight of the military hierarchy, the standardisation of thoughts and cognitive biases in order to avoid strategic unthinking.


France has a historical presence in the Middle East, where it has many interests to defend: the fight against terrorism, the promotion of the arms industry, the dissemination of humanitarian values, etc. To this end, it has a number of resources at its disposal, notably military: French forces...

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