Theron, Julien
AvdelingInstitutt for forsvarsstudier, Senter for sikkerhetspolitikk
StillingSeniorforsker
Telefon96 68 87 28
Epostjtheron@fhs.mil.no

Julien Theron is senior researcher in conflicts and international security at the IFS. He is also associated researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Paris, and lecturer at the School for Advanced International and Political Studies, at Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye and at Sciences Po Paris' international curriculum.

He holds a PhD in political philosophy on the emergence of troubles in societies inside and between groups. With an interest both in theory and policy application, he studies the emergence of new forms of conflicts in societies, their structuration and transnational connectivity, the behavior and evolution of actors in conflicts, security and defense responses to contain conflicts, as well as possible political answers to solve them.

He taught at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary (2006–8), at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon (2009), as well as in France, at the Universities of Versailles-Saint Quentin (2012–16), Paris II Pantheon-Assas (2015–16), and Paris Nanterre (2016).

Having collaborated with several think tanks (e.g. Institut de Stratégie Comparée, Institut Français des Relations Internationales), policy groups (Terra Nova) and political personalities (former Minister of Defense, presidential campaign foreign policy team), he also worked with French institutions (MFA, General Directorate for International Relations and Strategy at the MoD), European Commission projects (European Neighbourhood Policy) as well as a consultant for the United Nations. In 2005–10, he worked in South Eastern Europe and in the Middle East.

Language competence: English and French

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • European security
  • European neighbourhood's conflicts
  • Sources and structuration of complex conflicts
  • Political and religious extremism
  • Non-state armed groups
  • Terrorism, guerilla and hybrid warfare
  • Counterinsurgency and counterterrorism
  • Conflict management and resolution
 

PARTS OF BOOKS/REPORTS

  • Theron, Julien & Kawakibi, Salam. 2020 (forthcoming). "Political Minorization" in Conflicts' Structuration and Resolution. Arab Center for Political Research and Studies.
  • Theron, Julien. 2020 (forthcoming). "Turkey's Strategic Evolution in Syria and Iraq (2008-2018)" (orig.: "Evolution stratégique de la Turquie en Syrie et en Irak (2008-2018)". in Steuer, Clement & Valter, Stephane (dir.), Contrasted (R)evolutions.
  • Theron, Julien. 2020 (forthcoming). "Rule-makers gouvernant par système de gouvernance multiscalaire les déplacés et réfugiés au Liban et en Irak". in Dubin L. & Chaumette A.-L. (dir.), In Camps et droit, edited by Laurence Dubin and Anne-Laure Chaumette. Varenne.
  • Theron, Julien. 2018. "Russia's Strategy in Europe: A French Case Study". in Russia and the EU – Spaces of Interaction, ed. by Andrey Makarychev and Thomas Hoffmann. Routledge.
  • Theron, Julien. 2018. "French Foreign Policy in Libya and Syria (2003-2017): Strategic Adaptability in Quickly Changing Environments". in The World and the Arab Spring: How International Community Responded to Popular Uprisings in the Middle East, ed. by Cenap Cakmak, Palgrave.
  • Theron, Julien. 2017. "Cooperation in Countering Jihadi Networks" "La coopération en matière de lutte contre les réseaux djihadistes". in La lutte contre le terrorisme, ed. by Aurélie Tardieu and Sylvain Jacopin. Pedone.
 

peer-reviewed AND NON-REFEREED ARTICLES, REPORTS

  • Theron, Julien and Kawakibi, Salam. 2020 (forthcoming). Regional trajectories and meta-factors of transformation of the political order in the Arab spring (2011-2020) (orig.: "Trajectoires régionales et méta-facteurs de transformation de l'ordre politique lors du printemps arabe (2011-2020)"). Arab Center for Political Research and Studies (CAREP).
  • Theron, Julien. 2019. Did Russia reach victory in Syria (orig.: "Peut-on parler de victoire russe en Syrie?"). Arab Center for Political Research and Studies (CAREP). Actes de recherche.
  • Theron, Julien. 2019. The Europeans and the Syrian conflict (orig.: "Les Européens et le conflit syrien : un bilan contrasté"). Arab Center for Political Research and Studies (CAREP). Actes de recherche.
  • Theron, Julien. 2019. Reconstruction vs political transition in Syria: prudence and opportunities for Europe (orig.: "Reconstruction contre transition politique en Syrie : prudence et opportunité pour l'Europe"). Arab Center for Political Research and Studies (CAREP). Political analysis.
  • Theron, Julien. 2019. Syria, Iraq, Iran: Europe and the US strategic switch in the Middle East (orig.: "L'Europe face au basculement stratégique américain au Moyen-Orient"). Arab Center for Political Research and Studies (CAREP). Political analysis.
  • Theron, Julien. 2019. Is the Syrian conflict over? (orig.: "Le conflit syrien est-il terminé ?"). Arab Center for Political Research and Studies (CAREP). Political analysis.
  • Theron, Julien. 2018. "States and non state armed groups in the Middle East (2011-2018)", (orig.: "Etats et groupes armés non-étatiques au Moyen-Orient (2011-2018)"). Annuaire français des relations internationales, Vol. 2018, Centre Thucydide/Paris 2 – Panthéon Assas University.
  • Theron, Julien. 2018. Structuration of the Middle East by Non State Armed Groups – A Transversal Analysis of Identity Processes: Causes, Specificities, Evolution (orig.: "Structuration du Moyen-Orient par les groupes armés non étatiques"), Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy, French Ministry of Armed Forces. 106 p.
  • Theron, Julien. 2018. The great turmoil: realities and risks of refugees and IDPs governance – Field mission report in Lebanon and Irak (2017) (orig.: "Le grand bouleversement : Réalités et riques de la gouvernance des réfugiés et déplacés – rapport de mission de recherche au Liban et en Irak (2017)"). Field research mission report. Paris Lumières University.
  • Theron, Julien. 2017. "The refugees, a strategic stake of the Syrian conflict", (orig.: "Les réfugiés syriens, enjeu stratégique du conflit syrien"). Annuaire français des relations internationales, Vol. 2017, Centre Thucydide/Paris 2 – Panthéon Assas University.
  • Theron, Julien. 2017. "Middle East: a regionalized conflict" (orig.: "Au Moyen-Orient, un conflit regionalisé"), Alternatives internationales, May-August 2017. pp. 85-86.
  • Theron, Julien. 2016. "What Governance System for Future Syria", policy report for a negotiation group commissioned by UNSG Special Envoy for Syria.
  • Theron, Julien. 2015. "Middle East: For a Global Approach" (orig.: "Moyen-Orient: Pour une approche globale").
  • Theron, Julien. 2012. "Non-State Armed Groups: Balkans, Caucasus, Near and Middle East" (orig.: "Les Groupes Armés Non-Étatiques: Balkans, Caucase, Proche et Moyen Orient"). Stratégique 100-101 «Insurrection et Contre-Insurrection».
  • Theron, Julien. 2010. Ukraine: between political disillusion and strategic dilemma (orig.: "L'Ukraine entre désillusion politique et dilemme stratégique"), Actuelles, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI).
  • Theron, Julien. 2008. Russia-Georgia Crisis: the Russian Multi-vectoriality to the Pinnacle (orig.: "Crise russo-géorgienne: la multivectorialité russe au pinacle), Actuelles, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI).
  • Theron, Julien. 2008. Russia-Georgia Crisis: Tbilissi's mistakes (orig.: "Crise russo-géorgienne: les erreurs de Tbilissi, Actuelles, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI).
  • Theron, Julien. 2008. Russia-Georgia Crisis: the three dilemmas of the Westerners (orig.: "Crise russo-géorgienne: les trois dilemmes des Occidentaux, Actuelles, Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI).

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