Ellen Wasylina is President and Founder (2011) of the International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO), based in Paris, France, which studies security and human activity in the maritime space, is also Founder and Editor-in-Chief of IGMO’s flagship bi-annual publication, the Geostrategic Maritime Review, since 2013.  Author of two books in French at l’Harmattan Publishing, “Ukraine : prémices de guerre froide en Europe?”n(2014); “La Défense européenne : l’Europe est-elle prête pour son 11 septembre?”(2015), an adjunct professor in Parisian business schools since 2011, as well as being an international speaker, she is also a commentator in the French media on American affairs since 2008 .  She is former director of Environment & Sustainable Development of a French city.