Nicolas Tenzer

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Centre for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Nicolas Tenzer is a non-resident senior fellow at the Centre for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and president of the Centre for Studies and Research on Political Decision (CERAP).

Nicolas is currently a visiting professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA, Sciences-Po). His current interests and writings are strongly focused on political risk analysis, European issues, Russia and Ukraine, disinformation warfare, the Middle East, US foreign policy, human rights and corruption. A graduate of the École normale supérieure, Sciences-Po Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), he holds a master’s degree in history. He is the author of three official reports to the French government.

A senior civil servant, Nicolas is a former advisor to the French Minister for the Economy and Finance. He was an investigator at the Court of Auditors and Head of Department at the Strategic Planning Commission (Prime Minister’s Office). He was head of a special mission on international issues for the French government. He has led several missions for international organisations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Algeria, Ukraine, Montenegro, Egypt, Serbia, Haiti, Morocco and Jordan.

He was the publisher and editor of Le Banquet magazine from 1992 to 2015 and was a member of the board of directors, chief financial officer and executive president of the Aspen Institute France (2010-2015).

He is the author of 23 books. The latest, published in January 2024, is “Notre guerre. Le crime et l’oubli: pour une pensée stratégique”. Nicolas founded Tenzer Strategics, where he regularly publishes his insights on foreign and security policy.