Elie Tenenbaum is a research fellow at the French Institute of International Relation’s Security Studies Center. In this capacity he is in charge of the Defense Research Unit, a civil-military program established in partnership with the French Ministry of Armed Forces. He is also the chief editor of Focus Strétagique, a digital paper series aiming at shedding new lights on contemporary security and defense issues. A Sciences Po graduate, he holds a BA in Political Science, a MA in International Relations and a PhD in Military History. He has been a visiting fellow at Columbia Universty (2013-2014) and has taught international history at Université de Lorraine (2014-2015).  He now teaches an introduction course on Guerrilla Warfare and Counterinsurgency at Sciences Po (2015-).

In the frame of his current position at Ifri, Elie Tenenbaum works on defense matters in general, and focuses in particular on military operations, guerrilla warfare, terrorism and hybrid threats. He defended his PhD in 2015 on the circulation of irregular warfare knowledge among western countries during the Cold War, to be published soon by Perrin (2018). Along with various articles and book chapters, he is also the co-author with Corentin Brustlein and Etienne de Durand of a book on the challenges to Western air supremacy and the rising threat of counter-air strategies by 2030 (Paris: La Documentation française, 2014). His last report published was published by Ifri in 2016, it pertained to the role of armed forces on homeland counter-terrorism mission.