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The relative simplicity of the Cold War has given way to a series of crises and conflicts involving heterogeneous actors and unpredictable situations. Today, security studies require an integrated approach that takes into account both regional and global dimensions, as well as political trends (coalitions, pressure from the media, strategic rivalries and limited wars) and military dynamics (nuclear and conventional capabilities, reduced force structures, types and methods of intervention).

Since the 1990s, Ifri’s Security Studies Center has stimulated debate and contributed to the improvement of strategic thinking in France through its conferences and widely read publications (in French and English). The Center also works on behalf of public and private policymakers through briefs and closed-door seminars.

Ifri's Security Studies Center analyzes traditional defense issues as well as the evolution of the broader field of security. The Center’s programs are designed to be enduring and cross disciplinary, and are conducted with the help of other Ifri research units. Through its innovative work, the Center has two objectives: influencing a wide public with its publications – in particular its two electronic paper series “Focus stratégique” and “Proliferation Papers” – and making recommendations to all the actors involved in public security. Accordingly, various reports and projects are realized on behalf of the Ministries of Defense, the Interior and Foreign Affairs.

Corentin BRUSTLEIN

Research Fellow, Director of Ifri's Security Studies Center

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Raphaël BRIANT

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Jean-Baptiste FLORANT

Military Fellow, Defense Research Unit (LRD), Security Studies Center

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Marc HECKER

Director of Research and Communications, Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère, and research fellow at the Security Studies Center

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Aline LEBOEUF

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center, Defense Research Unit

Morgan PAGLIA

Research FellowSecurity Studies Center

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Michel PESQUEUR

Military Fellow, Security Studies Center, Defense Research Unit (LRD)

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Laure DE ROCHEGONDE

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Elie TENENBAUM

Research FellowSecurity Studies Center, coordinator of the Defense Research Unit (LRD)

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Guillaume LASCONJARIAS

Associate Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Jean-Christophe NOËL

Associate Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Alice PANNIER

Associate Research Fellow, Ifri's Security Studies Center

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Vivien PERTUSOT

Associate Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

31/10/2019

As the world stage is marked by renewed great power competition, Europe lacks proper means to assert and defend its own independent political view. Despite this backdrop, the authors of this report contend that the current stalemate can be overcome with a collective and inclusive approach.

27/08/2019

RAMSES 2020. A World without a Compass?, written by Ifri's research team and external experts, offers an in-depth and up-to-date analysis of geopolitics in today’s world.