TERTRAIS Bruno

Function : Deputy Director, Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)

Twitter: @BrunoTertrais

Defence and Security Committee, Saturday 12 October

Biography

Bruno Tertrais is Deputy Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (Foundation for Strategic Research, FRS), the main French think-tank on international security issues.

His areas of expertise include geopolitics and international relations, strategic and military affairs, nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation, US policy and transatlantic relations, security in the Middle East and in Asia. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at FRS (2001-2016), a Special Assistant to the Director of Strategic Affairs at the Ministry of Defense (1993-2001), and a Director of the Civilian Affairs Committee at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1990-1993). In 1995-1996, he was a Visiting at the RAND Corporation.

He was a member of the Commissions on the White Paper on Defense and National Security appointed by President Sarkozy (2007) and Hollande (2012). Tertrais is a member of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission; of the Group of Eminent Persons for the Substantive Advancement of Nuclear Disarmament; of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; of the editorial board of The Washington Quarterly; of the editorial board of the Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses.

In 2016, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by President Hollande.

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