Our Team

IRSEM’s is made up of teams linked to three main aspects of the day-to-day life at the Institute: management, research team and support.


Organigramme January 2022 English Compressed

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Our management team has its own hierarchy, in which one Director is backed up by one General Secretary. The Director is in charge of the administrative management of the institute (in particular of the budget and activity reports). Moreover, a Research Director, who must be a part-time university professor, is responsible for the approval of any research-linked publication, as well as annual scientific programs.

Our research team, is divided into 6 departments according to the six topics and areas covered.

The Euro-Atlantic region - Russia - focuses on the strategic and geopolitical changes in North America, Europe, Russia (with Eurasia and Central Asia).

Africa - Asia - the Middle East - analyses the strategic and geopolitical changes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Armament and Defence Economics - specialises in economic factors linked to defence, and to a greater extent, aims to account for strategic issues resulting from technological developments, accessibility matters linked to both natural resources and environmental factors.



Defence and Society - delves into the social evolutions within the military world and the connections between the armed forces and society (sociology of military personnel, integration of women, relationships between political power and military institutions, new forms of mobilisation, socialisation and integration of young people and the rise in radicalism).



Strategies, Norms and Doctrines, the team studies contemporary armed conflicts, particularly in terms of their political, military, legal and philosophical aspects.



Intelligence, Strategy foresight and Influencefocuses on the "knowledge and anticipation" strategies.

Our support team is led by a "research support chief" and is divided into two subcategories:

  • Administrative support (secretariat, human resources, accounting).
  • Promotion of research (publications, editing, communications, doctoral and post-doctoral support, multimedia).