Bruno Tertrais is Deputy Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), the leading French think-tank on international issues, and Geopolitical Advisor at the Institut Montaigne. His areas of expertise are geopolitics and international relations, defence and nuclear issues, US policy and transatlantic relations, security in the Middle East and Asia. He has been a Senior Research Fellow at the FRS (2001-2016), Chargé de mission to the Director of Strategic Affairs at the Ministry of Defence (1993-2001), and Director of the Civil Affairs Committee at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1990-1993). In 1995-1996, he was a visiting scholar at the RAND Corporation. In 2007-2008 and 2012-2013, he was a member of the White Paper Commissions on Defence and National Security. In 2020-2021, he was Scientific Advisor to the High Commissioner for Planning. Bruno Tertrais is a member of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO; the Group of Eminent Persons for the Substantive Advancement of Nuclear Disarmament; the Advisory Board of the Global US Special Operations Forces Foundation; the Executive Committee of the Maritime Strategy Center of the University of Haifa; the Editorial Board of The Washington Quarterly; the Editorial Board of the Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses; the Board of the Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe; and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In 2016, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour by the President of the Republic. He writes a monthly geopolitical column in the weekly magazine Le Point.