Benjamin Hautecouverture is a Senior research fellow for arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament issues at the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), Paris, France. He is the Technical Director of the EU Partner to Partner programme of the European Union for the implementation and universalisation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), at Expertise 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 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 and conventional weapons, 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 various EU security strategies.

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). As of January 2022, his latest articles addressed the issue of European strategic autonomy, the future of strategic stability, strategic risk reduction, the NPT and the P5 process, nuclear security and terrorism, and the ATT. 


War in Ukraine: Nuclear Signalling, Coercion and Deterrence
Comment l’Ukraine a abandonné son arsenal nucléaire (How Ukraine gave up its nuclear arsenal)
Pourquoi Vladimir Poutine brandit la menace de l’arme nucléaire (Why Vladimir Putin brandishes the nuclear bomb)



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