Entretien en anglais de Jeremy Shapiro, directeur de recherche de l'ECFR, par Tara Varma, coordinatrice des activités du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR,…
Head, ECFR Paris
Areas of expertise
French foreign policy; European security; politics and security in Asia
French, English, Spanish, Hindi
Tara Varma is a policy fellow and head of the Paris office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, where she follows French foreign policy and European and Asian security developments.
She looks particularly at current French defence and security proposals in the European framework. She is also interested in Asian security, and the role Europeans could play in it, notably in the Indo-Pacific region. Varma joined ECFR in January 2015 as a coordinator and then deputy head of the Paris office. She previously worked and lived in Shanghai, Delhi and Paris. She graduated from Sciences Po Lille and SOAS in London in International Relations, with a focus on Asian Politics and Indian and Chinese foreign policies.
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