Antoine Levesques

Antoine Levesques

Research Associate for South Asia


Areas of focus:

  • South Asia nuclear issues: crisis stability, preventive and multilateral diplomacy
  • India-China relations
  • Political perspectives on Afghanistan post-2014
  • Militancy and non-state armed groups in Afghanistan/Pakistan
  • Civil-military relations in South Asia
  • Electoral politics in South Asia

Main Responsibilities: Contributing to the IISS South Asia Programme’s research, analysis and outreach on political-strategic, defence, military and security issues; Managing the IISS research project on India–China land border management; Managing the IISS project on nuclear doctrines and strategy in South Asia under the South Asia Programme; Coordinating the annual IISS South Asia Security Conference in Oman.

Background: Antoine holds an MScEcon in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK). In France, he read history and political science at the Universities of Rennes II and Rennes I respectively. From September–December 2009, he was a Visiting International Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi. Before joining the IISS he had brief experiences with a non-profit diplomatic consultancy in London and the research centre of a major French energy company. Before joining the South Asia Programme he worked for the IISS Military Balance and IISS Armed Conflict Database.

Joined IISS: August 2007

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