Tara Varma follows French foreign policy as well as European and Asian security developments. She particularly looks at current French defense 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 the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in January 2015 as a coordinator and then as 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 with degrees in International Relations, with a focus on Asian Politics as well as Indian and Chinese foreign policies.