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Tara Varma

Head, ECFR Paris
Policy Fellow

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Hindi
Areas of Expertise: French foreign policy; European security; politics and security in Asia

Tara Varma is a policy fellow and head of the Paris office of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Varma joined ECFR in January 2015. Before arriving in the Paris office, Tara worked for the French MFA in their Shanghai consulate (2012-2014), where she helped promote cooperation in humanities and social sciences between French and Chinese universities. Previously, she worked at CEIS, a consultancy firm in Paris, specializing in strategic and defence matters. She graduated from Sciences Po Lille and SOAS in London in International Relations, with a focus on Asian Politics and Indian and Chinese foreign policies.

Latest from Tara Varma

  • Geostrategia

    20th June, 2019

    Geostrategia republished Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Tara Varma and Nick Witney's report about nuclear deterrence in their editorial special second anniversary.


    29th May, 2019

    Tara Varma is interviewed by BNT, Bulgarian national TV channel, regarding EU elections.

    France 24

    24th May, 2019

    Tara Varma is quoted by France 24 regarding India's legislative elections.

    La Croix

    20th May, 2019

    May 17th's Black Coffee Morning on European sovereignty is quoted by La Croix.


    28th February, 2019

    Tara Varma is quoted in Rzeczpospolita regarding the conflict between India and Pakistan.

    France culture

    23rd February, 2019

    Tara Varma participated in the radio programme "Affaires étrangères" of France culture regarding the stakes of India's legislative elections (next spring), after the Pulwama attack. 


    15th February, 2019

    Tara Varma is interviewed by Arte regarding US and Russia's withdrawal from the INF Treaty and the consequences for Europe.


    20th November, 2015

    Paris office's op-ed on the aftermath of the Paris attacks and how Europe should react. 


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