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, where she follows French foreign policy and European and Asian security developments.
She looks particularly at current French defence and security proposals in the European framework. She is also interested in Asian security, and the role Europeans could play in it, notably in the Indo-Pacific region. Varma joined ECFR in January 2015 as a coordinator and then deputy head of the Paris office. She previously worked and lived in Shanghai, Delhi and Paris. 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.
Après trois années de relations difficiles, il faudra plus d'une réunion pour redéfinir l'avenir de la relation entre l'Inde et l'UE.
Recomendamos el nuevo especial web de ECFR "View from the capitals", en el que se analizan distintas perspectivas nacionales
Tara Varma - 5 January, 2016
Quatrième podcast de la série consacrée à la crise des réfugiés. Tara Varma, coordinatrice du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR, discute avec Bassma Kodmani, directrice de l'Arab Reform Initiative et membre du conseil de l'ECFR.
L'équipe du bureau de Paris: Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, François Godement, Abigaël Vasselier, Laurent Glattli, Tara Varma, Héloïse Priou - 17 November, 2015
Pour éviter des solutions régressives, il nous faut des politiques qui répondent aux défis au niveau européen.
Tara Varma - 2 September, 2015
L’ECFR est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de Manuel Lafont Rapnouil en tant que nouveau directeur de son bureau de Paris et Senior Policy Fellow, effective au 1er septembre 2015
Tara Varma, coordinatrice du bureau parisien de l'ECFR, s'est entretenue avec François Godement, directeur du programme Asie & Chine de l'ECFR, et Agatha Kratz, rédactrice en chef de China Analysis et spécialiste de la Chine au sein de…
by Jonathan Hackenbroich, Jeremy Shapiro, and Tara Varma - 29th June, 2020
Europe must improve its early warning systems, supply chain resilience, medical R&D, and cyber security and technology, to act decisively in future emergencies
In the eastern Mediterranean, a scramble is under way between countries in the region for access to recently discovered gas fields, often overlapping with wider battle lines across the Middle East, historical tensions and far-back-reaching sentiments. Following up on last…
After last week’s discussion with Matt Duss and Jeremy Shapiro, Mark Leonard follows up by gathering the European views on a possible Biden win and its effect on US foreign policy. Vessela Tcherneva, deputy director of ECFR and head of our Sofia office, Jana Puglierin,…
“If it’s about Europe´s role in global health, a big part of it is Europe's health sovereignty which we want to make one of the big topics of the German EU Council Presidency”, Germany’s Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn said in our Virtual…
The ongoing anti-racism demonstrations in the United States spurred by the brutal killing of George Floyd spread across the Atlantic. In many European countries, people are getting behind the cause and protesting racism and police violence against BIPOC. How are the…
Emotions are an increasingly important part of contemporary politics. Strategies based on fear, nostalgia or hope are used by political leaders all over Europe to mobilize populations. Sociologist Karolina Wigura explored the role of emotions in times of corona in the latest…
Mark Leonard is meeting his ECFR colleagues, Tara Varma, Piotr Buras and Teresa Coratello in Berlin to go through the newly selected EU Commission. What have been surprises, disappointments and challenges in von der Leyen's new cabinet? And what role did geopolitics play…
In the final episode of our special summer series on European strategic sovereignty, regular host Mark Leonard is joined by two of ECFR’s own experts: research director Jeremy Shapiro and Senior Policy Fellow and head of the Paris office Tara Varma. Topic of discussion is…
Le podcast de notre BCM du 24 juin « What is Europe's maritime security role in the South China Sea? » en présence de Mathieu Duchâtel, directeur du programme Asie à l’Institut Montaigne, Delphine O, ambassadrice…