Emmanuel Dupuy is President of the Institute European Perspective & Security – IPSE (www.institut-ipse.eu), think tank, focused on track two diplomacy and strategic prospective analysis, located in Paris, Brussels and Rabat. IPSE as launched and liaised with various academic and strategic institutions in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan), MENA (Maghreb & Sahel), South-West Asia (Iran and Afghanistan) and Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Georgia). He was, during the year 2011, Political advisor of french forces located in Afghanistan (in Kapissa province, Kaboul and Surobi district) during the year 2011. He is, in that regard, vice-president of french based Club France-Afghanistan. He has hold various advisory positions in ministerial cabinet (défense & veterans affairs). He is an associate Professor in Université Paris-Sud and ILERI & ISG (privates schools focused on international relations). He is specialized on war and security studies in Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus and MENA region. He is also a researcher associated to several institutes or research centers, working on military and strategic studies, in Switzerland (Université de Genève, UNIGE) and in China (as a Special Researcher of Ningbo Maritime Silk Road Institute). He is also General Delegate of Centrist Party, in charge of International affairs.