Antoine Bondaz is a research fellow and heads the FRS-KF Korea Programme on Security and Diplomacy. His research focuses mainly on the foreign and security policy of China and the two Koreas. He advises French and European administrations. 

He has participated in numerous track 1.5 dialogues with high-ranking Asian officials, including North Koreans, he co-ordinates the strategic Franco-Korean dialogue and is a member of the Europe-Korea Policy Network. He has spoken at the French National Assembly and Senate, the European Parliament and at NATO, the OCDE and the United Nations. He has participated in several invitational programmes in China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and North Korea.

Having received his doctorate from Sciences-Po, he now teaches a course there, entitled “Demystifying North Korea”. He regularly speaks at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the University of Paris, the École de Guerre, the École de Guerre Terre and IHEDN. He was a visiting scholar of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy in Beijing and was Special Adviser to the President of the Delegation for Relations with the Korean Peninsula of the European Parliament (2017-2019).

His most recent publications include a policy paper published in February 2020 for the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium entitled From critical engagement to credible commitments: a renewed EU strategy for the North Korean proliferation crisis and an interview with the South Korean Minister of Health in June 2020, In Korea, information and communication technologies play a valuable part in the swift implementation of infectious disease prevention and control policies. 


Researcher, Foundation for strategic research (FRS)