Elie Perot

Elie Perot

PhD Researcher European Foreign & Security Policy


Elie Perot has joined the IES as a PhD researcher in October 2016 and is part of the International Security cluster. His research focuses on the responses of the EU and of NATO to the Ukraine crisis.

Previously, Elie has carried research work for the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) on nuclear deterrence and missile defence systems. As an intern, he has also worked as a speechwriter in the General Directorate of National Police in the French Ministry of Interior, as well as for the Defence Office of the French Embassy in Italy and for the Conseil d'Etat, France's supreme court for public law.

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 and Italian.


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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