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Security and Defense

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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.

Elie TENENBAUM

Research Fellow, Director of Ifri's Security Studies Center

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Laurent BANSEPT

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Laure DE ROCHEGONDE

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Héloïse FAYET

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Amélie FEREY

Research Fellow, Coordinator of the 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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Alice PANNIER

Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's Geopolitics of Technology Program 

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Léo PÉRIA-PEIGNÉ

Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Jean-Louis LOZIER

Advisor, Security Studies Center

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Jean-Christophe NOËL

Associate Research Fellow, Security Studies Center

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Luc PAGÈS

Conseiller, Centre des études de sécurité


 

23/02/2021
By: Corentin BRUSTLEIN, (ed.) , Félix ARTEAGA, Rob DE WIJK, Yvonni EFSTATHIOU, Claudia MAJOR, Alessandro MARRONE, Christian MÖLLING, Alice PANNIER, Magnus PETERSSON, Charly SALONIUS-PASTERNAK, Marcin TERLIKOWSKI, Peter WATKINS

To what extent has the COVID-19 pandemic affected defense priorities across Europe?

01/02/2021

France has traditionally taken a security-based approach to the fight against terror. It was a latecomer to the field of radicalization prevention and the establishment of disengagement programs aimed at jihadists. It only started to think seriously about the issue in 2013 and its first...

25/01/2021

From basic training to the conduct of international exercises, operational readiness planning aim to make the components of military capabilities (equipment, doctrines, operational know-hows) consistent with the operational contracts decided at the strategic level. 

21/01/2021

What are the next geopolitical challenges of the century? The global pandemic has altered the equilibrium between Asia and the West and sealed the rift between China and the United States, accentuating the world’s shift towards the East. On this polarized chessboard, two fault lines converge:...

12/11/2020
By: Detlef PUHL

In the Aachen Treaty in 2019, Germany and France agree to deepen their "common program in defense matters" and to pursue a common vision in terms of arms export. These are the preconditions that will help consolidate a culture of common armed forces, common interventions, and European defense...

30/10/2020

The untold story of the thriving yet complicated defense relationship of two countries caught between strategic decline and global ambitions. As the UK leaves the European Union and as the multilateral international order is increasingly under stress, bilateral security links are more...