Speaker Profile

Dr. Nicolas Regaud

Dr. Nicolas Regaud

Special Adviser to the Director General for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS), French Ministry of Defence (DGRIS)

Dr. Nicolas REGAUD serves as Special Representative to the Indo-Pacific of the Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy, French Ministry of Defence. Before, he was Assistant Defence Policy Director since September 2008, in charge of strategic foresight and policy planning.

Born in November 1960, he obtained a MA in international relations, a MA in contemporary history and a PhD in political science, all in Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He was an advisor for Asia-Pacific at the Policy planning staff of the ministry of foreign affairs (1989-1992) and simultaneously senior research fellow at the Centre for International Relations & Strategy of the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Head of the Asia desk at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs of the Ministry of Defence (1992-1993), he was then Attaché for defence equipments at the French Embassy in Tokyo (1994-1996), then visiting research fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs in Tokyo (1996-1997).

Assistant to the deputy director in charge of regional affairs at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs of the MoD (1997-2000), he was then deputy director in charge of strategic export control at the General Secretariat of National Defence (SGDN) from September 2000 to June 2005. M. Nicolas Regaud was then deputy director in charge of international crisis and conflicts in SGDN until September 2008.

M. Nicolas Regaud was a fellow of the 57th session of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale in 2004-2005. He has published two books on war history in Indochina and numerous articles on contemporary security issues in Asia.


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