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The Revue Défense Nationale (National Defense Journal) is a publication unlike any other; it addresses political, economic, social, and scientific issues, on both a national and international level, from a defense perspective. The journal’s distinct orientation helped it to survive the Second World War and subsequent crises, challenges, and regime changes. Its longevity is due to the continued existence of a reading public in France which, despite having varied views, backgrounds, and sensibilities, shares a common interest in defense.

The Revue Défense Nationale was founded with this public in mind. Unlike many publications dealing with weaponry and military issues, it does not rely on an external company, financing body, or government institution. The journal is published by the Comité d’études de défense nationale (CEDN) (Committee of National Defense Studies), a nonprofit association that recruits its own members, elects its own board, and selects its own president. The CEDN’s president also functions as the journal’s editor-in-chief. The journal survives on its subscriptions, its advertising revenue, and its own resources, thus guaranteeing its independence.

This independence allows it to present the research of the most highly qualified authors for addressing topical issues, giving them free rein to write according to their own judgment. At the same time, it strives to feature a plurality of perspectives and to ensure that its articles are written clearly and objectively.

The Revue Défense Nationale is committed to maintaining its distinct identity and mission, while adapting to the changing needs of future generations.

Our core mission is to disseminate new ideas which, once critically assessed and refined, can form the basis for novel forms of strategic thinking.

The Revue Défense Nationale aims to be a home for innovative strategic thinking, applied first and foremost to the “Europe of defense,” and even to the defense of Europe when appropriate, while remaining open to contributions on other subjects. To achieve this, the journal seeks to reach out both to the world of education and research and to Europe, America, and Asia-Pacific.

Editorial Board

Editor in chief: Jérôme Pellistrandi

Editorial secretaries: Jérôme Dollé and Marie-Hélène Mounet

Editorial committee

Benoît d’ABOVILLE Ambassador.
Yves BOYER Assistant director of the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS) (Foundation for Strategic Research).
Frédéric BOZO Professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Université Paris III).
Nicolas BRONARD Head of the “Strategic Research and Planning” unit of the Direction générale des relations internationales et de la stratégie (DGRIS) (Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy).
Emmanuel DESCLÈVES Vice admiral at the Académie de Marine.
Hervé DRÉVILLON Professor at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Service historique de la Défense) (SHD) (Defense Historical Service).
Isabelle FACON, Senior researcher at the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS) (Foundation for Strategic Research).
Morgane FARGHEN Associate researcher at the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS) (Foundation for Strategic Research).
Julian FERNANDEZ Professor of public law, director of the Centre Thucydide.
Caroline GALACTÉRO Researcher in geopolitics, founder and president of the think tank Geopragma.
Fabien GOUTTEFARDE Deputy for the department of Eure, member of the Commission de la défense nationale et des forces armées (CDNFA) (National Defense and Armed Forces Commission).
Bernard HUET Special advisor to the president of the Naval Group.
Jean-Vincent HOLEINDRE Professor, research director of the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’École militaire (IRSEM) (Institute for Strategic Research of the École Militaire).
Thibault LAVERNHE Frigate captain, commander of the frigate Surcouf.
Jean-Jacques ROCHE Professor.
Catherine SARLANDIE DE LA ROBERTIE Prefect, former university chancellor.
Georges-Henri SOUTOU Member of the Institut de France.
Élie TENENBAUM, Doctor of history, researcher at the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI) (French International Relations Institute).
Fried TSIPORAH (ACHC), Planning and strategy advisor at the État-major des armées (EMA) (General Staff of the Armed Forces).


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Revue Défense Nationale, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 2105-7508
Publisher : Comité d’études de Défense Nationale

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