Director of Ifri
- International relations
- Post-Soviet space
- French diplomacy
- Energy issues
- Digital gouvernance
- Geopolitics and security
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.
Double Detente, the Relations between France and the USSR from 1958 to 1964 Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2003, 494 p (Prix Jean-Baptiste Duroselle - 2003)
Read the introduction in French (pdf-200k)
Systematic confrontation or progressive co-operation?
This alternative quite sums up the ambivalence of French-Russian relations from 1958 up to 1964. In the context of East...
French-Russian Relations: A View from Moscow Paris : Ifri, 2002. - 84 p. (Notes de l'Ifri, n° 41). Foreword by Dominique David.
This 'Note' is based on interviews of Russian academics, experts and diplomats. It shows the manner in which post-Cold War Russians preceive France-Russia bilateral relations.