Benjamin Hautecouverture is a Senior research fellow for nonproliferation and disarmament issues at the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), Paris, France. He is also a founding member as well as a manager of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium since 2010. He used to be a researcher at the Center for arms control and international security (French acronym CESIM) in Paris from 2006 to 2010, where he was editor-in-chief for the Non-Proliferation Monthly. He used to be a lecturer at Science Po Paris and at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
His areas of focus have included the study of strategic relations between states, nuclear deterrence, nonproliferation and disarmament in the field of weapons of mass destruction, the nuclear proliferation phenomenon and nuclear proliferation crises, and the North-East Asian strategic landscape with a focus on the DPRK nuclear and ballistic issues for more than fifteen years. He is also working on nuclear security, the NPT review process, the chemical weapons prohibition regime and the European Union security and defense challenges and prospects, including the 2003 EU strategy against the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
He is the author of several books in collaboration and articles on international security issues: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime at a Crossroads (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), WMD Arms Control in the Middle East: Prospects, Obstacles and Options (Routledge, 2015). His two latest articles were released beginning of June 2018 by Politique étrangère: “US: Towards new nuclear options?”, (IFRI, 2:2018) and by Pouvoirs: “The DPRK, Nuclear Weapon State” (Summer 2018).