Experts & Staff

Frédéric Grare

Non-resident Senior Fellow

Areas of expertise

India’s foreign policy, South Asia security issues, Indo-Pacific dynamics, maritime security

Languages

French, English

Biography

Dr. Frédéric Grare is an non-resident senior fellow with the Asia Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He previously worked at the Center for Analysis, Planning and Strategy (CAPS) of the French Ministry for Europe and External Affairs (MEAE), Paris, where he focused on Indo-Pacific dynamics and Indian Ocean security issues. Prior to joining the French MEAE, he served as the South Asia programme director at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC.

Grare holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and a Habilitation from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Science Po) in Paris. His dissertation focused on Pakistan’s policy in the Afghan conflict. He was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Counselor at the French embassy in Islamabad and Director of the Center for Social Sciences and Humanities in New Delhi. Grare has published extensively on topics related to South Asian security, India’s Foreign Policy, Indo-Pacific dynamics and maritime security. His latest book The Indian Ocean as a New Political and Security Region was published in 2022.

Will and intent: The Paris ministerial forum on the Indo-Pacific

The recent Paris forum was the first step towards implementing the EU’s strategy for the Indo-Pacific. Given China and Russia’s alliance, Europe must ensure it continues to build up its influence in the region.

Russia’s escalation in Ukraine: Views from Asia

Asia’s three largest powers all have a stake in the Russia-Ukraine crisis. China hopes to change the global order, Japan aims to resist this effort, and India is eager not to alienate Russia or the West.

Sea sore: Europe’s dilemmas in the Indian Ocean

The best security guarantees for the EU’s sea lines of communication lie in the convergence between its interests and those of India and the United States

Publications

Articles

Will and intent: The Paris ministerial forum on the Indo-Pacific

The recent Paris forum was the first step towards implementing the EU’s strategy for the Indo-Pacific. Given China and Russia’s alliance, Europe must ensure it continues to build up its influence in the region.

Russia’s escalation in Ukraine: Views from Asia

Asia’s three largest powers all have a stake in the Russia-Ukraine crisis. China hopes to change the global order, Japan aims to resist this effort, and India is eager not to alienate Russia or the West.

Sea sore: Europe’s dilemmas in the Indian Ocean

The best security guarantees for the EU’s sea lines of communication lie in the convergence between its interests and those of India and the United States

Indo-specific: The potential of the EU-India Leaders’ Meeting

The EU’s and India’s willingness to fulfil the untapped economic potential of their relationship indicates that their positions might still quite far apart but, for geopolitical reasons, they want to reach a compromise

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