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.
- 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 Review, Internationale Politik, Commentaire, Etudes, etc.) and in newspapers (Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, Libération, etc.).
Dr Hecker is Ifri's Director of publications and Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère. He teaches a course on "terrorism and asymmetric warfare" at Sciences Po.
From May 23 to 29, over 300 million Europeans are set to elect a new Parliament for a five-year term.
Quel avenir pour le djihadisme ? Al-Qaïda et Daech après le califat Focus stratégique, n° 87, janvier 2019
Despite a relative weakening since 2017, the international jihadist movement should continue to pose a genuine threat over the next decade.
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...
137 Shades of Terrorism. French Jihadists Before the Courts Focus stratégique, No. 79 bis, April 2018
This study, based on original judicial sources, assesses the profiles of 137 individuals sentenced in France for cases related to jihadism.
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...
This paper assesses the current state of the jihadist threat to France, as well as the French authorities’ security response. With the upcoming presidential election, 2017 will be a decisive year for the country. Terrorism will be at the heart of the campaign and ISIS will most likely try to...
Activists without borders in Stéphanie Latte-Abdallah and Cédric Parizot (eds.), Israelis and Palestinians in the Shadows of the Wall, Ashgate, 2015.
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...
From Al Qaeda to Islamic state, the international jihadist movement understands how to adapt to the web’s evolution, which it is using as an operating platform.
France has Europe"s largest Muslim and Jewish communities. The outbreaks of anti-Semitic violence since the Second Intifada are only the most visible signs of an unstable and fraught situation....