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Observatory on Future Conflicts

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The Observatory on Future Conflicts is a multiannual frame contract run by the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) and Geo4i under the supervision of the three armed services headquarters (Air Force, Army, Navy).

The aims of this observatory are to:

  • Give the armed forces a prospective and independent insight on the evolution of the conflict environment and its consequences on force structures to 2035.
  • Provide the armed forces with recommendations aiming at adapting part or all of their capabilities within the framework of a multidisciplinary analysis.
  • Consolidate the armed forces’ grasp of the evolving international geostrategic environment.
  • Reinforce the armed forces’ understanding of the evolution of the operational environment through the medium of in-depth publications and roundtable seminars.
  • Support a transversal analysis which crosses each armed service’s perspectives.
  • Bring about a new generation of strategic thinkers on these topics through the hiring of junior researchers within the consortium.
  • Develop ties between the armed forces and independent, policy-oriented research, both French and international.

The contract is jointly managed by Mr. Philippe Gros (FRS) and Mr. Elie Tenenbaum (Ifri).


Research Fellow, Director of Ifri's Security Studies Center

Amélie FEREY

Research Fellow, Head of the Defense Research Unit - LRD, Security Studies Center


Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

Jean-Christophe NOËL

Associate Research Fellow, Security Studies Center


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