Marc Hecker is Ifri's Director of publications and Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère. He is a research fellow at the Security Studies Center. 

Expertise :

  • Terrorism
  • Internet and radicalization
  • Communication and conflict
  • Repercussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in France

Le début de la deuxième Intifada, à l'automne 2000, a coïncidé avec une hausse spectaculaire des actes antisémites en France. Depuis lors, chaque explosion de violence au Proche-Orient se...


Marc Hecker holds a PhD in political science from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Strasbourg and holds a Masters (DEA) in International Relations from University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne. He also spent one academic year at Trinity College, Dublin.

He published several books: La presse française et la première guerre du Golfe (L'Harmattan, 2003), La défense des intérêts de l'Etat d'Israël en France (L'Harmattan, 2005), War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age (Praeger, 2009 with Thomas Rid) and Intifada française? (Ellipses, 2012). His articles appeared in major journals (Policy ReviewInternationale PolitikCommentaireEtudes, etc.) and in newspapers (Le MondeLe FigaroLes EchosLibération, etc.).

Dr Hecker is Ifri's Director of publications and Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère. He taught a course on "terrorism and asymmetric warfare" at Sciences Po for several years.

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By: Thomas GOMART, Marc HECKER, (eds.)

How can we define Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy since he took office? After Nicolas Sarkozy’s brazen style of “gutsy diplomacy” and François Hollande’s “normal diplomacy”, the eighth president of the Fifth Republic seems to have opted for an agile classicism. In substance, he makes no claim...


In the week following Trump’s election, Ifri published a study to identify the likely changes in U.S. foreign policy. From the outset, this election appeared as a change in the U.S.’ trajectory, with consequences on the power relations and functioning of the international system.


France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...


Various associations organise trips to Israel and/or to the Palestinian Territories. Someone who has no previous knowledge of the Near East and who takes part in a journey organised by a pro-Israeli group, would return to France with a very different vision of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...

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