Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques
(1991; Paris; 113 staff;

Is a French think tank working on geopolitical and strategic issues. It is the only one with an international dimension to have been created on a totally private initiative, in an independent approach. IRIS is organized around 4 poles of activity: research, publication, training, and organization of events. Besides, it has its own school of international relations called IRIS Sup’.

Research programmes:



    • L’Année stratégique: is “a reference publication on international issues that have marked the past year.” It provides a global and detailed vision of the global scene, including “political, economic, diplomatic, military, security and environmental issues.”
    • Geopolitical Observatory of Sustainability: “focuses on the issues of sustainable development, environment and energy in a geopolitical perspective.”


Leadership: Pascal Boniface (Director), Alain Richard (President)
Budget: € 3.63m (2019)
Note: Most of the relevant content is in French.