Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, François Heisbourg

Strategic and Military Yearbook 2005 Publication date : August 8, 2005

In the post-Cold War world, what is the status of the military use of nuclear power? What place does it hold in the policies of the European Union? How should we assess the Soviet Union’s nuclear legacy? How do we evaluate the threat of nuclear terrorism?
On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, some of the top experts of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique reply to these and other questions and examine the new geopolitical situation.
A veritable gold mine of information, the Annuaire stratégique et militaire provides an annual examination of France’s defence situation and allows a comparison with France’s partners. This is an indispensable, complete and informed book that will enable readers to understand present and future changes in the global situation.

A renowned specialist in international and defence issues, François Heisbourg is the director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) and president of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
Some of FRS’s top experts have contributed to this yearbook.
Heisbourg previously edited the Annuaire stratégique et militaire for 2002, 2003 and 2004. The yearbook for 2002 is available in an English edition, French Strategic and Military Book.
Heisbourg is most notably the author of Hyperterrorisme: La nouvelle guerre and La Fin de l’Occident?, both published by Editions Odile Jacob.