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Security Studies Center

Our e-notes

Des armes à tout faire ? Modularité et polyvalence des équipements militaires

Joseph HENROTIN

Focus stratégique, no. 54, October 2014

Versatility and modularity have been praised as design imperatives for military hardware, in order to reduce costs as well as to facilitate training and maintenance. But those concepts need to be further defined, specifically with regard to the...

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Les chars, un héritage intempestif ?

Antoine d'EVRY

Focus stratégique, no. 53, September 2014

Regarded as a revolutionary weapon at the beginning of the 20th century, the tank is now suffering from a lack of legitimacy: in the last 20 years, most European states have drastically reduced their tank fleets, sometimes even entirely removing...

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Our books

La suprématie aérienne en péril

Corentin BRUSTLEIN, Etienne de DURAND, Elie TENENBAUM

La Documentation Française, 2014

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French Intifada?

Marc HECKER

Ellipses, 2012

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The end of the Cold War has transformed the distribution of power and complexified both the stakes and the forms of conflicts. The attacks of 9/11 have again transformed our comprehension of international conflict, imposing a new security perspective focused on terrorism and the proliferation of destabilizing weapons. The new demands placed on security strategies remain difficult to define, and make a compelling case for the development of prospective thinking and analysis as a hallmark of Ifri’s work.

Ifri’s Security Studies Center therefore focuses on three main research programs. The first program tries to follow the main trends of the international system: balance and imbalance in the distribution of power, the stakes and forms of future conflicts, crisis management and exit strategies. Secondly, the Center monitors the evolution of the force structures and strategies of the principal defense establishments, in their efforts to transform and adapt themselves to the new international system. Finally, the proliferation of armaments, and of weapons of mass destruction in particular, make up the third major theme. Keeping up with the mutations of security and defense strategies, in all their dimensions, is all the more necessary that the current international context is fluid and largely unpredictable.

Etienne de DURAND senior research fellow, Director of security studies Center
dedurand@ifri.org

Aline LEBOEUF Research fellow
leboeuf@ifri.org

Corentin BRUSTLEIN Research Fellow
brustlein@ifri.org

Antoine d'EVRY
devry@ifri.org

Marc HECKER Research fellow
hecker@ifri.org

Thomas RID research associate
thomas.rid@kcl.ac.uk

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