Barthélémy Courmont





Barthelemy Courmont is assistant-professor in contemporary history, Catholic University of Lille, and research-fellow at IRIS. He holds a PhD in political science from the Paris 7 University, a Master in Defense studies form Paris 2 University and a Master in Diplomacy from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales.


He was also visiting-fellow at Columbia University in New York. He is now Assistant-professor at the Catholic University of Lille after occupying several positions in various universities, in Korea, Canada and France.


He is research-fellow at the Paris-based Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) where he mostly focuses on East-Asia and the Pacific and relations with the U.S., strategic studies, nuclear issues and new threats.


He is Associate-director, security and Defense, at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, UQAM, Montréal, where he was Invited-professor in 2009-2010.


He is chief-editor (wih Emmanuel Lincot) of the French quarterly Monde chinois, nouvelle Asie, that aims at studying contemporary issues in East Asia, and has published more tha n 20 monographs and edited books.



Area of expertise:

– North East-Asia

– The U.S. foreign policy, notably the pivot strategy

– Nuclear issues

– New threats

– Soft power strategies

– Cultural security



B. Courmont – CV


Latest Publications

 David Walton and Emilian Kavalski (eds.), Power Transition in Asia, Routledge, 2017.

Christopher Ogden, New South Asian Security: Six Core Relations Underpinning Regional Security, Orient Black Swan, 2016.


M.-A. Éthier et Éric Mottet (dir.), , Didactiques de l’histoire, de la géographie et de l’éducation à la citoyenneté : recherches et pratiques, De Boeck supérieur, 2016.


Tanguy Struye de Swielande and Dorothée Vandamme (eds.), , Power in the 21st Century: Determinants and Contours, Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2015.