The FRS, founded in 1998, is an independent research centre and the leading French think tank on defence and security issues. Its team of experts in a variety of disciplines contributes to the strategic debate in France and abroad, and provides unique expertise across the field of defence and security studies. In the sphere of international security, the FRS’ specific focuses are on security doctrines, arms control, proliferation/dissemination issues and challenges, and non-proliferation regimes and policies (small arms, conventional weapons, biological and chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, and their delivery systems). The FRS maintains an active presence in the strategic debate through its publications, its website, and the events it regularly organizes. It is also an active member of the network of European and international research centres.
Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique - FRS
4 bis, rue des Pâtures
Tel: +33 220.127.116.11.77
Fax: +33 18.104.22.168.78
Benjamin Hautecouverture - Senior research fellow
Benjamin Hautecouverture (France) joined the FRS in 2010. He is also a Lecturer at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po Paris) and a member of the editorial board of the Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales (AFRI). He is conducting European Union projects on the global non-proliferation and disarmament challenges, as well as specific studies on nuclear and chemical weapons new risks and threats.
Benjamin Hautecouverture is also the Editor in chief of The Arms Control Diplomat (a bimonthly magazine on proliferation, non-proliferation and disarmament issues concerning nuclear, biological, chemical weapons and their delivery systems).
Emmanuelle Maitre - Research fellow
Emmanuelle Maitre (France) joined the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique as a Research Fellow in 2014, where she focuses mainly on nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and deterrence. She contributes to The Arms Control Diplomat, dealing especially with proliferation crises and related nuclear issues. Prior to joining the Fondation, Emmanuelle Maitre worked as a research assistant at the Brookings' Center on the United States and Europe.
Elisande Nexon - Research fellow
Elisande Nexon (France) has been a Research Fellow at the FRS since 2005. She teaches in the Geopolitics & Geostrategic module of the Masters in “CBRN Health risks”, organized by the Val-de-Grâce School of Military Medicine, in partnership with the Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC) and the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA). She also lectures about chemical and biological proliferation and arms control in the Master of International Security from Sciences Po Paris.
Xavier Pasco - Director
Xavier Pasco (France) is in charge of the Department "Technology, Space and Security” of the FRS. Until 1997, he was a researcher at CREST (Centre for Research and Evaluation of the relationships between Strategies and Technology), associated with the Ecole Polytechnique.
Bruno Tertrais - Senior research fellow
Prior to joing the FRS in 2001 Bruno Tertrais (France) was special Assistant to the Director of Strategic Affairs at the Ministry of Defence from 1993 to 2001.He was also visiting Fellow at the RAND Corporation from 1995 to 1996 and Director of the Civilian Affairs Committee at the NATO Assembly from 1990 to 1992. Previously he was Research Assistant at NATO Assembly (1989).