Dr Isabelle Saint-Mézard is a lecturer on Asian geopolitics at the French Institute of Geopolitics, University of Paris 8 Vincennes – St-Denis. Her research interests focus on strategic affairs in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, with a special focus on India’s external relations and defence policies. She has authored various articles on these topics as well as chapters in edited books. Her latest publications include “India and Southeast Asia: Whither India’s strategic engagement with ASEAN?” in Ganguly S. (ed.), Engaging the World: India’s Foreign Policy since 1947, OUP, New Delhi, 2015.
She collaborates with various think tanks, including the Institut Français de Relations Internationales (IFRI), Asia Centre, Paris; and Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, New Delhi; as an associate researcher. She regularly interacts with French government bodies and teaches South Asian geopolitics at Sciences Po as well as the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco).