Center for International Security and Arms Control Studies

CESIM (France)

CESIM (Center for International Security and Arms Control Studies) is a research center specialized in arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament. Founded in 1999 by a group of French experts, it is an independent non-profit organization (French « Loi de 1901 »). Its mission is to be a pole of expertise dealing with weapons of mass destruction and to contribute to develop research, analysis, higher education, and global expertise in the field of arms control.

Contact information

Centre d’Etudes de sécurité internationale et de maitrise des armements - CESIM

4 bis rue de Pâtures
75016 Paris

Tel: +33 (0) 1 43 13 77 61
Fax: +33 (0) 1 43 13 77 78

The team

Bernard Sitt - Director
Tel: +33 (0) 1 43 13 77 64


Bernard Sitt is the founder and director of CESIM. A former director for international affairs at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), he has also been an associate professor at the University of Marne-la-Vallée. He teaches at IEP Paris (Sciences Po Paris). He is also a member of the managing and editorial boards of the Annuaire français de relations internationales, a member of the board of the Center on Policy, Intelligence and Counter-terrorism, at Macquarie University in Sidney.


  • Nuclear Arms control
  • Non-proliferation issues
  • Proliferation crises