Thomas GOMART

Director of Ifri


Research Interests:

  • International relations
  • Post-Soviet space
  • French diplomacy
  • Energy issues
  • Digital gouvernance
  • Geopolitics and security

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Thomas Gomart was appointed Director of the French Institute of International Relations - Ifri after serving as Director of strategic development from 2010 to 2015 and founding and directing Ifri’s Russia / NIS Center from 2004 to 2013. Thomas Gomart holds a PhD in the History of International Relations from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and an EMBA from HEC (Paris). Prior to joining Ifri, Thomas Gomart worked at Marne-la-Vallée University (1996-1999) and for the French Ministry of Defense. He has also been Lavoisier Fellow at the State Institute of international relations (MGIMO – Moscow, 2001), Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Security Studies (European Union – Paris, 2002), and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies (King’s College – London, 2003). 

As a researcher, he focuses on digital governance, country risk, Russia, and think tanks. He recently published Notre intérêt national. Quelle politique étrangère pour la France? (ed., with Thierry de Montbrial), Editions Odile Jacob, 2017; L’affolement du monde - 10 enjeux géopolitiques, Editions Tallandier, 2019 (Awarded the Prix Louis Marin and Prix du Livre de Géopolitique); “What Is A Think Tank? A French Perspective”, Etudes de l'Ifri, November 2019; « Le COVID-19 et la fin de l'innocence technologique », Politique étrangère, vol. 85, n° 2, Summer 2020, and Guerres Invisibles. Nos prochains défis géopolitiques, Editions Tallandier, 2021.

All my publications
17/05/2010

It is now necessary to ask ourselves what place Europe holds in Russian foreign policy, given the recent developments in the latter. Indeed, Europe is by far Russia's most important partner. Nevertheless, Russia is developing a discourse of emerging state, in order to highlight the rapid loss...

08/06/2009

"This volume is a most timely and useful contribution to the literature on contemporary Russia and its neighborhood. Thomas Gomart and Tatiana Kastueva-Jean have brought together a fine team of established and young scholars to discuss some of the most critical domestic and foreign policy...

23/05/2008

In this year's collection from Ifri's Russia/NIS Center, four themes are explored: the EU-Russia relationship, the strategies of Russia's national champions, Russian foreign policy, and energy and strategy dimensions in Russian bilateral relations. "Any publication on Russia to be released in...

08/10/2007

The visit by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Russia (October 2007) and the future French Presidency of the European Union (in the second half of 2008) call for a reflection on Franco-Russian relations and their structure within the broader framework of Russia-Europe relations. In the...

01/09/2007

This article has been published for the first time in the 1:2006 issue of Politique étrangère.Abstract

A close study of what is a wide reaching foreign policy leads to a number of contradictory conclusions. It is necessary to acknowledge that Vladimir Putin,...



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