IRSEM- NATO Defence College partnership: Annual seminary on “The Future Strategic Competition in Central Asia”, Rome. 29-30 January.

On 29 and 30 January, the NATO Defence College (NDC) in Rome organized a seminar on «The Future of Strategic Competition» in Central Asia, in collaboration with IRSEM, as part of the partnership established in 2017 between the two organizations.

IRSEM-NIDS Partnership: Dr. Océane Zubeldia's visit to the National Institute for Defence Studies (NIDS), Japan.

From 29th November to 15th December 2023, Dr. Océane Zubeldia visited during 15 days the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) affiliated to the Japanese MoD and based in Tokyo. This meeting is part of the researcher exchange agreement between IRSEM and NIDS operating since 2017.

Visit from Professor T.V Paul (McGill University) at an IRSEM-DGRIS seminar

Meeting with Professor T.V Paul (McGill University) as part of an IRSEM-DGRIS seminar

Report No 109 - 2023

The dynamics of chaos : Revolution, war and political transitions in Sudan.

Introduction and scope of applications

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to define the rules applicable to the collection and processing of your personal information via our site. Indeed, the Strategic Research Institute of the Military Academy (IRSEM) is led to process information concerning you. For example, by browsing our website, by filling out a newsletter registration form, by clicking on our Facebook and Twitter links, you are transmitting information to us, some of which is likely to identify you hereafter (one or more "Personal Data"). Personal Data is defined as any information relating to a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, such as a person's first and last names, email and postal addresses, image in a photograph, IP address, location data, etc.

Our Privacy Policy details the Personal Information we collect and process through our website, the purposes for which we process your Personal Information, how we use it and the features we offer to allow you to access and update your Personal Information.

The Privacy Policy applies to users of our site regardless of whether they are individuals, professionals or job applicants.


Responsibility of data processing

The processing of Personal Data of Users registered on the IRSEM website is subject to French law, in particular to Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, on information technology, files and freedoms, as amended (known as the Loi Informatique et Libertés), as well as to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 applicable as of May 25, 2018 (known as RGPD).

The Ministry for the Armed Forces order of April 12, 2013, as amended, sets the list and powers of the bodies directly attached to the Secretary General for the Administration of the Ministry of Defence and the list of bodies for which he or she is the president or supervisor.

The Director of Legal Affairs of the Ministry for the Armed Forces is the Data Protection Officer (DPO).

The Director General of International Relations and Strategy is the data controller, in accordance with the Ministry for the Armed Forces' order of June 13, 2018, establishing the list of data controllers within the staff, directorates, and services and the organisations attached to them.

The data controller's representative can be reached at the email address:

In this capacity, we undertake, within the framework of our activities, to respect the provisions of the aforementioned Law, and to carry out a lawful, fair and transparent treatment of your Personal Data. Namely, to carry out data processing for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes, without being further processed in a manner incompatible with these purposes, for a period that does not exceed the time necessary for the purposes for which they are collected and processed. What are the data that we collect on you and in what circumstances do we collect them? 

Data collection


Personal data communicated to IRSEM

We collect Personal Data from Internet users who wish to: find out more about our activities (via the contact form), receive our newsletter, establish a partnership and apply for job offers posted on the site. This data includes your first and last name, e-mail address, telephone number, CV, photograph, etc.


Data collected automatically

Each time you visit our site, we collect information about your connection and your navigation. Different technologies can be used to collect this data. The main one is the cookie.

A "cookie" is a text file deposited when you visit a website, application or online advertisement and stored in a specific space on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. Cookies are managed by your Internet browser and only the issuer of a cookie can decide to read or modify the information contained in it. A cookie does not identify you personally. It allows its issuer to recognize your terminal and to collect a certain amount of information relating to the navigation carried out from this terminal.

The cookies used by IRSEM are analysis and performance cookies that enable us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our site and to collect information on how our site is used (for example, which pages are viewed most by visitors, do users get error messages on some of our pages, etc.). This collection of information helps us to improve the operation of our site.

The cookies deposited by IRSEM, subject to your choices, give us access to the following information in particular:

Identifiers of the equipment you use (IP address of your computer, Android identifier, Apple identifier, etc.),

Type of operating system used by your terminal (Microsoft Windows, Apple Os, Linux, Unix, BeOS, etc.),

Type and version of browser software used by your device (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.),

Dates and times of connection to our services,

Address of the Internet page from which you came ("referrer"),

Browsing data on our services, content viewed.

You are informed of the existence of cookies and their purpose(s) as soon as you connect to the IRSEM website, by the presence of an information banner placed at the bottom or top of the home page.

The deposit and reading of cookies on your terminal require your prior consent, by clicking on "I accept" or by continuing to use the site. If you accept the use of cookies, your agreement will be valid for 13 months. It will then be necessary to renew your agreement at the end of this period.


The optional cookies that we may deposit on your browser are the following:

Google Analytics: audience measurement tool

Name of the cookie: "_ga

Duration of the cookie: 13 months after the creation of the cookie.

Purpose: random allocation of a unique identifier to identify a single visitor.

Objective for IRSEM: to obtain anonymous statistics on site visits in order to improve services.

Name of the cookie: "_gid",

Duration of the cookie: 24 hours.

Purpose: to identify visitors for the Google advertising network.

Objective for IRSEM: to obtain anonymous statistics on site visits in order to improve services.

Name of the cookie: "_gat

Cookie retention periods: 1 minute.

Purpose: to measure page loading performance.

Objective for IRSEM: to have anonymous statistics on the consultation of the site in order to improve services.


Data retention periods: 90 days.

Purpose: to share information on the IRSEM Facebook page.

Objective for IRSEM: to provide access to information available on social networks


Cookie retention periods: each time the page is loaded.

Purpose: to share information on the IRSEM Twitter page.

Purpose for IRSEM: to provide access to information available on social networks.

If you do not wish to activate cookies or if you wish to revoke your consent to the use of cookies, you can do so at any time in the following ways


Set your browser to refuse cookies: you can do this via your browser preferences. These browser options relating to cookies are usually found in the "Options", "Tools" or "Preferences" menus of the browser you use to access this site. However, different browsers have different ways of disabling cookies. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies from your browser, you will still be able to browse this site, but some parts and options may not function properly.

Customise your cookie settings by clicking on the "Customize" button on the information panel when you first arrive.

Disable audience measurement and analytical cookies: you can click on the following links where you will find additional information for

Google Analytics,




Use of data

We use the data collected for the following purposes

Types of data


Legal justification

Personal data managed by a cookie

Operation and optimisation of services

Number and analysis of visits on the website

This processing is carried out on the basis of your consent.

Personal data collected via the Contact form

Sending information on our services

This processing is carried out on the basis of your consent.

Personal data regarding a candidate applying for a job or applying spontaneously via the Contact form

Management of job applications

This processing is carried out on the basis of your consent.

Identification and contact data – IRSEM newsletter subscribers

Sending information on our newest publications, offers and monitoring articles

This processing is carried out on the basis of your consent.



Duration of data storage?


Your personal data is kept for a period of time in accordance with the legal provisions or proportional to the purposes for which it was recorded, thus:


The data related to your navigation on our online services collected by the cookies you have authorized have a specific retention period detailed above. In any case, we regularly review the information we hold. When its retention is no longer justified by legal or commercial requirements or if you have exercised a right to modify or delete it, we will securely delete it.

Personal data collected via the Contact form and/or concerning a candidate responding to a job offer or applying spontaneously via the Contact form are kept for 3 years from the date of collection of the data or the last contact from the Internet user.

Identification and contact data (IRSEM newsletter subscribers) are kept for a maximum of 3 years from the date of unsubscription or the last contact from the Internet user.


External access to collected data

We undertake not to divulge to third parties the information and Personal Data that you communicate to us. This information and Personal Data is used exclusively by our internal services and for purposes approved by you. It will not be transferred or sold to third parties.

We do not transfer any Personal Data of our Users outside the European Union.


Protection of collected data

We implement all necessary security measures to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, damage or destruction of the data we hold.

To this end, IRSEM has deployed appropriate measures to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and security of your Personal Data including:

-     awareness of the confidentiality requirements of our employees who have access to your personal data.

-     securing access to our premises and our computer platforms.

-     the implementation of a general IT security policy for the institute.

-     securing access, sharing and transfer of data.

However, we cannot ensure that your communications and other Personal Information will not be intercepted or disclosed by a third party.


We inform you that your Personal Data is stored on servers located in France and therefore in the European Union.

Individual rights on personal data

You have a right to information and access (e.g., to check the data we keep about you), a right to rectification and deletion (to update or correct your data), a right to the limitation of the processing of personal data, a right to portability (to receive the personal data you have provided in a structured, commonly used format), a right to deletion (e.g. to unsubscribe from the list of newsletter subscribers) of your Personal Data.

Finally, you can formulate directives concerning the conservation, deletion and communication of your Personal Data after your death.

You can exercise your rights in one of two ways:

by post to the following address: IRSEM Ecole Militaire 1, place Joffre - Case 38 - 75700 Paris SP 07

by e-mail to

Before responding to your request, we may verify your identity and/or ask you to provide more information to respond to your request. We will do our best to respond to your request within a reasonable time and, in any event, within the one-month period set by law.

In the event of an unsatisfactory response, you may lodge a complaint with the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

Links to other websites and social networks

Our website may contain links to the websites of our partners or partner institutes. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we are not responsible for the use made by these websites of the information collected when you click on these links. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these sites before submitting your Personal Information to them.