Dr. Bruno Tertrais

Photo Bruno T 2016Deputy Director.
Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (Foundation for Strategic Research), Paris. Dr. Tertrais graduated from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris in 1984. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Law of the University of Paris (1985), and a Doctorate in Political Science of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (1994).  In 1990-1993, he was the Director of the Civilian Affairs Committee, NATO Parliamentary Assembly. In 1993, he joined the Policy Division of the French Ministry of Defense. In 1995-1996, he was a Visiting Fellow at the RAND Corporation. From October 1996 until August 2001, he was Special Assistant to the Director of Strategic Affairs at the French Ministry of Defense. In September 2001, he joined the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) as a Senior Research Fellow, working on geopolitics and international security issues, with a special emphasis on transatlantic, Middle East and Asian security, as well as a particular focus on military and nuclear policies. In November 2016, he was appointed Deputy Director of FRS. He was a member of the  residential Commissions on the White Paper on Defense and National Security appointed in 2007 (by President Sarkozy) and in 2012 (by President Hollande). Tertrais is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a member of the editorial board of the Washington Quarterly.  In 2010, he was the recipient of the Vauban Prize, awarded for his distinguished career. In 2014, he was made a knight of the Legion of honor by President Hollande. In 2016, he was the co-recipient of the Brienne Prize awarded for the best geopolitical book of the year.