Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

Research Interests:

  • Geopolitics of South Asia
  • India's strategic and security issues
  • Indo-Pacific concept


Isabelle Saint-Mézard (PhD) is a lecturer in the Geopolitics of Asia at the French Institute of Geopolitics, the University of Paris VIII. She was formerly an analyst on South Asia at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs of the French Ministry of Defence (2006-2011). She was also a research fellow on the China-India Project at the Centre of Asian Studies/ Institute of Humanities, the University of Hong Kong (2003-2006). She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Her research interests are mostly about South Asian geopolitics, with a special focus on India’s strategic and security issues. She has also begun expanding her research on the Indo-Pacific concept and published a book entitled Géopolitique de l'Indo-Pacifique (PUF 2022).

Domaines d'expertise
Inde et Asie du Sud