Elie Perot

Elie Perot

PhD Researcher European Foreign & Security Policy


Elie Perot joined the Institute for European Studies as a PhD researcher in October 2016. His research focuses on the transformations, seen through the prism of strategy, of the European security architecture in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.

Previously, Elie carried research work on nuclear deterrence and missile defence for the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), a leading French think tank on security and defence. As an intern, he also worked as a speechwriter for the General Director of the French National Police, as well as in the Defence Office of the French Embassy in Italy and in the Conseil d'Etat, France's supreme court for administrative justice.

He holds a Master in Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris (Summa cum laude, 2014) and a M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges (Chopin Promotion, 2015-2016).

In september 2017, he was awarded the 'Young Researcher Prize' (Prix du jeune chercheur) at the annual symposium of the French Association for Defence and Security Law (AFDSD - Association Française de Droit de la Sécurité et de la Défense).

He speaks French, English, Italian and a little bit of Spanish.


Lumet, S., Perot, E., 2020. "La querelle de l’« autonomie stratégique européenne » : dernier tour de piste ?", Le Grand Continent. Link

Lumet, S., Perot, E.,  Pèlegrin, C. 2020. "Une Union toujours plus géopolitique ?," Le Grand Continent. Link

Perot, E. 2019. "The Blurring of War and Peace," Survival (61:2), 101-110. Link

Perot, E. 2019. "The art of commitments: NATO, the EU, and the interplay between law and politics within Europe’s collective defence architecture," European Security (28:1), 40-65. Link

Perot, E. 2019. "The Aachen Mutual Defence Clause: A Closer Look at the Franco-German Treaty", Security Policy Brief, Egmont Institute, no.105, February. Link

Perot, E. 2018. "L'activation de l'article 42 § 7 TUE par la France et la place de l’assistance mutuelle au sein de la politique européenne de défense: Beaucoup de bruit pour peu de choses ?" in Warusfel, B. & Baude, F. (eds), Annuaire 2018 du droit de la sécurité et de la défense (Paris: Mare & Martin), 337-353. Link

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