Research Fellow, Security Studies Center
- 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.
Strategic Signaling: A Lever for France in the Competition Between Powers? Focus stratégique, No 114, May 2023
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".
Imagining Beyond the Imaginary. The Use of Red Teaming and Serious Games in Anticipation and Foresight Briefings de l’Ifri, Ifri, March 30, 2023
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.
What Strategic Posture Should France Adopt in the Middle East? Focus stratégique, No. 112, November 2022
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...
French President Emmanuel Macron was poised to arrive in Jordan for a two-day visit starting on Tuesday, December 20. French troops are deployed in the country as part of the Chammal military operation. Héloïse Fayet, a researcher with the Institut Français des Relations...