Sophie Boisseau du Rocher

Associate Research Fellow

After completing Southeast Asia, regional integration her PhD in 1996 at the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, Paris) on the topic of the ASEAN, Sophie Boisseau du Rocher has been carrying out research on regionalism and international relations in East Asia and on political and strategic evolutions in Southeast Asia.

She is a consultant for the French Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is also a member of ISEAS (Institute of Southeast Asia, Singapore) and IDSS (Institute of for Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore). She contributes to many journals and wrote L’Asie du Sud-est prise au piège ? (Perrin, 2009).

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Latest publications

Asia: Increasingly Central

Monday 21 May 2012

Asia is under transformation. Its growth and the importance of its role in the global economy seem to be steadily increasing. The impact of the crisis that has ravaged the old industrial countries is ..... read more

The EU's Approach to Burma: How to Get Back into the Game

Tuesday 03 April 2012

The transition process in Burma has taken everybody by surprise. The November 2010 elections were easily 'won' by the USDP, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, which represents the former junta. ..... read more

Natural Disaster, Socio-economic Dynamism and Political Questionning

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Sustained growth, integration to globalisation, continuation of regionalisation. Year after year, Asia confirms its mounting power, despite certain inertia, tensions and dramatic hazards. From China to ..... read more


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Friday 15 June 2012

The Indonesian president was in Singapore in June to participate in the 2012 Shangri-La Dialogue—a summit dedicated to security questions in Asia. Squeezed between China's anxiety and the United States' interventionist tendencies, Indonesia wants to make its voice heard.


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Wednesday 15 May 2013

International conference of the Observatory on Southeast Asia

As a pivotal region, Southeast Asia – specifically its security – deserves attention. Attempts are being made to develop regional security architecture to face up to the often transnational traditional and non-traditional threats. However, local and interested countries are still looking for the right formula. To try to clarify this institutional puzzle, the Observatory on Southeast Asia is organizing a seminar with the French Ministry of Defence, during which four Southeast Asian researchers and four European researchers will interact with around twenty participants.


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