Antoine Bondaz

Associate Fellow

Antoine Bondaz holds a PhD in political sciences from Sciences Po (summa cum laude). He is the author of “From Insecurity to Stability: China’s Korean policy from 2009 to 2014”, a PhD dissertation under the supervision of Prof. François Godement - director of the European Council on Foreign Relations 's Asia & China program - that challenges anchoring bias on China’s regional strategy, critically analyzes Chinese perceptions on the region, and coins innovative key concepts such as “China’s insecurity complex” and “China’s strategy of peripheral stability”. He has researched for 18 months in China (Tsinghua University), South Korea (Korea University) and North Korea (Institute of Disarmament and Peace), and conducted more than 150 interviews with top scholars, experts and senior diplomats.
He has earned 10 academic awards in recognition of scientific and strategic research, including a three-year grant (63 000€) from the Armaments Procurement Agency, and research awards from Institute of Higher National Defense Studies under authority of the Prime Minister.
As an Associate Fellow at Asia Centre, he co-heads the Observatory on China and performs quarterly strategic analysis for the Ministry of Defense to project future trends of Chinese policies. He has launched and co-authors Korea Analysis, a quarterly journal focusing on Korean contemporary issues. Antoine Bondaz has been granted international fellowships from the Ilmin International Relations Institute and from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.
Antoine Bondaz has appeared in written, radio, and TV media (Le Monde, Le Figaro, Libération, Les Echos, Xinhua, France Info, France Inter, France Culture, RFI, France 24, CCTV News, Phoenix TV…), have had work published 60+ times, have presented research 15+ times during invited talks and taught at top universities including Sciences Po, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Institute of Higher National Defense Studies, Tsinghua University and China’s Women University

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Korean Demography

Friday 26 February 2016

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South Korea and the climate change challenge

Thursday 05 November 2015

France will be hosting the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), from November 30th to December 11th, 2015. COP 21 will be a ..... read more

A China reset in Northeast Asia

Thursday 19 March 2015

A number of evolutions have characterized China’s direct Northeast Asian environment in 2013 and 2014. North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-un pursued a more assertive foreign and security policy, ..... read more


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