Policy-oriented publications

In English:

Last state standing? Mauritania and the fight against terrorism in the Sahel”, Trends Research & Advisory, 2 January 2023.

new Chapter in the Drone Race in the Middle East”, IEMED Mediterranean Yearbook 2022. 

“The strategic lessons of Israel’s ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’”, Trends Research & Advisory, 23 August 2022.

“Hypersonic weapons and the future security implications for the Middle East”, Trends Research & Advisory, 1 June 2022.

“The US military footprint after Ukraine: Hard choices for the Middle East?”, Trends Research & Advisory, 8 March 2022.

“Beyond the Houthi Attack on Abu Dhabi: How to Address the Drone & Missile Threat to Civilian Areas”, Trends Research & Advisory, 25 January 2022.

“The Long History of Israel’s Outreach to Africa”, Trends Research & Advisory, 19 December 2021.

“The United Arab Emirates and the Indo-Pacific Conundrum”, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, December 2021.

“The Moment for Soul-Searching – NATO and the Retreat from Afghanistan”, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, Insight 272, 7 December 2021.

“Gulf Countries and the Stabilisation Efforts in the Sahel”, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, AGDA Insight, November 2021.

“The UAE: An Emerging Middle Power in the Indian Ocean?”, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, Insight 268, 12 October 2021.

“Future Perspectives in the Gulf” in: NATO Defense College Foundation, Beyond the Arab Risings: What Kind of Future?, October 2021.

“The Other Western Military Withdrawal: France’s Exit Strategy in the Sahel”, Trends Research & Advisory, 14 September 2021.

“The Military Lessons of the Gaza War of May 2021”, Trends Research & Advisory, 1 July 2021.

“Military Education in the Arab States: Rising Interest but Same Approaches”, Italian Institute for International Political Studies, 3 June 2021.

“An Agenda for Europe-Gulf Defence Cooperation”, Bussola Institute, January 2021.

“The Logic of the Emirati Grand Strategy”, Middle East Institute Insight 247, National University of Singapore, 20 October 2020.

“What NATO contribution to the security architecture of the Indo-Pacific?”, NATO Defense College, NDC Policy Brief, October 2019.

“The Soldier and the Curator: The Challenges of Defending Cultural Property in Conflict Areas” (with Jean-Gabriel Leturcq), Emirates Diplomatic Academy Working Paper, December 2018. (link to pdf)

“Projecting Stability in the Southern Flank: The Missile Defense Dimension” in: Ian Hope (ed.), Projecting Stability: Elixir or Snake Oil?, NATO Defense College Research Paper, December 2018 pp.63-75. (link to PDF)

“Beyond the Brussels Summit: ‘Projecting Stability’ in the MENA Region”, Italian Institute for International Political Studies, 5 July 2018.

The Lebanese Armed Forces: Operationally Effective, Strategically Weak?”, Italian Institute for International Political Studies, 7 December 2017. 

“The missile threat in the Mediterranean: implications for European security”, Real Instituto Elcano, 25 October 2017. (pdf)

“Hezbollah Beyond the Syrian Conflict”, Emirates Diplomatic Academy, EDA Insight, February 2017, pp.1-9. (pdf arabic) (pdf english)

“NATO’s Middle East Partnership Policy after the Warsaw Summit: Time for a Realistic Agenda?”, German Marshall Fund Policy Paper, 2017, n°1, pp.3-8. (pdf)

“An end-of-time utopia: Understanding the narrative of the Islamic State”, NATO Defense College, Research Report, April 2015. (pdf)

“After the Paris Attacks – Implications for the Transatlantic Security Debate”, (with Andreas Jacobs), NATO Defense College, Research Report n°15, January 2015. (pdf)

“Player at the sidelines: NATO and the fight against ISIL”, (with Andreas Jacobs), NATO Defense College, Research Paper, n°107, December 2014. (pdf)

“Putting energy security on the agenda of NATO Gulf Partnership”, Energy Security Forum, n°9, July 2014, pp.10-12. (pdf)

“The Ties that Bind? A History of NATO’s Academic Adventure with the Middle East”, (with Roman de Stefanis), NATO Defense College, Eisenhower Paper, March 2014. (pdf)

“The evolving condition of Christians in the Gulf”, Italian Atlantic Committee, January 2014.

“The strategic dimensions of the shale gas revolution: shared views from NATO and Gulf countries”, NATO Defense College, Conference Report, October 2013. (pdf)

“The Israeli Experience in Missile Defense: Lessons for NATO » (with Guillaume Lasconjarias), Atlantic Council, Brent Scowcroft Center, August 2013. (pdf)

“The Syrian Conflict: Two Years On”, Transatlantické listy, n°1, Spring 2013, pp.8-10. (pdf)

“The Istanbul Cooperation Initiative: Partnership without a Cause?”, Vox Collegi, Vol.6, January 2013, pp.10-15. (pdf)

“NATO v Zálive: partnerstvo bez cieľa?”, Zahraničná Politika, n°2, Winter 2012, pp.26-34.

“The new logic of the Syrian crisis and its meaning for NATO”, NATO Defense College, Research Paper, n°86, December 2012. (pdf)

“NATO in the Gulf: A Partnership without a cause?”, NATO Defense College, Research Paper, n°83, October 2012. (pdf)

“Preparing for a Post-Assad Middle East: Hizbullah’s Syrian Dilemma”, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. 10, n°2, June 2012, pp.9-11. (pdf)

“Die Zeit ist noch nicht reif: Aber glaubwürdige Planungen eines Militärschlags gegen Iran sollten beginnen”, Internationale Politik, n°2, March-April 2012, pp.108-113. (pdf)

“The day after Iran goes nuclear: Implications for NATO”, NATO Defense College, Research Paper, n°71, January 2012. (pdf)

In French:

“Le Moyen-Orient face à la compétition sino-américaine” in: Thomas Gomart, Marc Hecker (eds.), “Chine/États-Unis : l’Europe en déséquilibre”, Études de l’Ifri, Ifri, April 2023.

“L’Arabie saoudite face à la compétition sino-américaine. La tentation du pivot de Mohammed bin Salman”, Briefings de l’IFRI, March 2023.

“Israël et la Chine, un test de loyauté pour les États-Unis ?”, Briefings de l’IFRI, January 2023.

“Les Émirats arabes unis et la compétition sino-américaine : vers une politique de non-alignement ?”, Briefings de l’IFRI, December 2022.

Emmanuel Macron, la France et les monarchies du Golfe”, Institut Français de Relations Internationales, RAMSES 2023.https://www.dunod.com/histoire-geographie-et-sciences-politiques/ramses-2023-europe-dans-guerre

“La marine israélienne: l’émergence d’une puissance navale en Méditerranée?”, Fondation Méditerranéenne d’Etudes Stratégiques, 21 February 2022.

“Le Qatar face à la rivalité sino-américaine : les dilemmes d’une monarchie du Golfe”, Briefings de l’IFRI, November 2021.

“Les Emirats arabes unis en Afrique: les ambitions parfois contrariées d’un nouvel acteur régional”, Note de l’IFRI, September 2021.

“Les Émirats arabes unis en quête d’autonomie stratégique”, Fondation Méditerranéenne d’Etudes Stratégiques, 9 July 2021.

“Au-delà de l’’arc de crises’ : quelles nouvelles dynamiques stratégiques dans l’océan Indien ?”, Revue de la défense nationale, n°813, October 2018, pp.59-64. (pdf)

“Les Global Commons : retour sur l’itinéraire d’un concept stratégique américain (2009-2011)”, IRSEM, Note de recherche n°35, 14 March 2017, pp.1-7. (pdf)

“Vers une OTAN du Golfe ?”, Revue de la défense nationale, March 2017, pp.93-98.(pdf)

“L’OTAN face aux crises libyenne et syrienne : analyse comparée”, OCP Policy Center, Policy Paper, March 2016, pp.12-15. (pdf)

“Quel avenir pour la Vème Flotte américaine au Bahreïn ?”, Moyen-Orient, n°28, October-December 2015, pp.46-50.

“La question chinoise dans les relations transatlantiques depuis la fin de la guerre froide”, Revue Internationale et Stratégique, n°99, Fall 2015, pp.145-152.

“Défense antimissile israélienne et logique de prolifération au Moyen-Orient”, Stratégique, n°108, Summer 2015, pp.82-98.

“Israël et l’Eurasie : le retour de la doctrine de la périphérie ?”, Géoéconomie, n°72, Winter 2014, pp.139-150. (pdf)

“Les oscillations de la politique américaine face à la crise syrienne”, Les Cahiers de l’Orient, n°116, Fall 2014, pp.45-56.

“Israël et la défense antimissile : un tournant doctrinal ?”, Sécurité Globale, n° 22, Winter 2013, pp.3-16.

“Le conflit Israël-Hezbollah dans l’ombre de la guerre civile syrienne”, Revue de la défense nationale, Summer 2014, pp.72-80.

“L’étrange destin de l’alliance Syrie-Iran-Hezbollah”, Politique Internationale, n°138, February 2013, pp.167-181. (pdf)

“Olympic Games : le cyberconflit contre le programme nucléaire iranien”, Nouvelle Revue de Géopolitique, n°8, February 2013, pp.50-53. (pdf)

“Les monarchies du Golfe : Un marché d’armement sans armées ?”, Moyen-Orient, n°17, January 2013, pp.48-53.

“Le dilemme syrien du Hezbollah”, Revue de la défense nationale, n°751, June 2012, pp.83-87. (pdf)

“Les trois âges de la cyberdéfense américaine”, Carnets du CAP, n°16, September 2011, pp.46-57.

“Net Assessment: perspectives sur la prospective militaire américaine”, Revue de la défense nationale, n°731, June 2010, pp.1-5.

“De l’effondrement des Etats au State Building : Penser la sécurité internationale depuis 1989”, Les Cahiers du RMES, Vol.3, n°1, Summer 2006, pp.7-27. (pdf)