Thomas Gomart

France

Director, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) 

He previously was Ifri Vice President for Strategic Development and the Director of its Russia/NIS Centre.

His academic and professional background has been closely related to post-Soviet space, but also to wider international issues (security, energy, and digital governance). As Lavoisier Fellow at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (European Union – Paris) and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies (King’s College – London), Gomart has acquired a diversified international experience.

He is currently working on Russia, digital governance, country risk, and think tanks. He recently published The Return of Geopolitical Risk - Russia, China and the United States (2016), Notre intérêt national. Quelle politique étrangère pour la France? (ed., with Thierry de Montbrial, 2017), as well as Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next French President (ed., with Marc Hecker, 2017).

Materials

Macron Will Succeed Internationally Only If He Improves France’s Economy
17.05.2017
The new French president’s priority will be in rebalancing relations with Germany and the EU. This, however, will only be possible if Macron succeeds in pushing forward an economic recovery.

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Warsaw NATO Summit: Moving From Reassurance to Deterrence
11.07.2016
The July NATO summit’s main goals were to deploy four battalions to the Baltic states and approve the construction of an anti-missile system base in Romania, Thomas Gomart, Vice-President for

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Syria Comes Up As the Best and Worst of 2013 in the Valdai Club Poll
30.12.2013
Valdai Club experts were polled on the results of 2013 and the most important events that influenced or changed international affairs. The majority of the experts polled believe that the most positive
What is Hidden Behind the Snowden Case?
10.12.2013
Edward Snowden is not an isolated case but part of an independent community which is increasingly resolute in asserting itself and rejecting “raison d’Etat” and behind-the-scenes manipulation. The

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Edward Snowden and Democratization Through the Web
31.07.2013
Edward Snowden belongs to that generation of militants who do believe in the web as a tool for democratization, and do think that, to some extent, intelligence services of big states intend to monitor

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Valdai Index: Russia’s Diplomacy is More Active Than It Was Ten Years Ago
09.11.2012
The problem of Russian diplomacy, especially in the Middle East, is its ability to take the lead. Russia’s foreign policy is a very interesting area where one can observe the real ideological

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Russian Internet Demonstrates High Level of Political Maturity
20.06.2012
The Russian web is a sort of public intermediate space, and obviously it was very useful for the opponents to criticize the government or the regional authorities. From this point of view, it is very

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Future Challenges for Russian Economy
12.01.2012
Russia will have to face certain challenges in the economic sphere in order to solve the problems of economic modernization. In the short term, one of the important things for Russia is what is going

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RuNet Is a Powerful Catalyst for Transforming Russia
02.11.2011
RuNet is much more open than other media for expressing discontent with the existing order. At the same time, the authorities are also active in it. It is also a place where part of the population,

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Tymoshenko Is Like Khodorkovsky
20.10.2011
It is on one level a clear signal about the Ukrainian leadership’s current weakness. Not only has it been trapped by this trial, it will suffer severe reputational damage as a result. This reflects

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Vladimir Putin – Presiding Over a Generation of Russian History
30.09.2011
The reality remains as follows: the President is appointed first, and only later is elected. It seems that the President is self-appointed, and afterwards elected. This means that the concept of there

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Collective Research "Russian Energy Security and Foreign Policy"
28.06.2011
Collective research "Russian Energy Security and Foreign Policy" , edited by Adrian Dellecker and the Valdai Club member Thomas Gomart was simultaneously published in the USA and Canada.

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