Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's North America Program
- North American political systems and political philosophies
- U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations
- Trade policy, tech policy and relations with China
Dr. Laurence Nardon heads the Ifri program on North America. She edits and contributes to its collections of online research papers, such as the U.S.-focused Potomac Papers. Laurence is a member of the editorial board of the reviews "Politique étrangère", "Questions internationales" and "The Washington Quarterly". In association with Slate.fr and the newsletter "Time to Sign Off" (TTSO), she is the author of a weekly podcast on U.S. politics and policies called "New Deal" (formerly "Trump 2020"). It is available every Wednesday, in French.
Prior to joining Ifri, Laurence was a research fellow at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), then a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC from 2001 to 2003. Laurence Nardon holds a Ph.D. in political science from Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury after graduating from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. In the Fall of 2000, she was a Fulbright Scholar at The George Washington University in D.C.
Hillary Clinton should announce very soon that she is running for president in 2016. On the Republican side, candidates' abundance promises a long and wild primary campaign. On the Democratic side, Clinton should not face any serious rivalry. The Democrats' (most to the...
Réduire la taille des portions : Les guerres alimentaires aux États-Unis Potomac Paper, No. 19, July 2014
At times of TTIP negotiations, the American food industry frightens the Europeans. Having elaborated marketing practices and also unhealthy foodstuffs, it is largely kept responsible for obesity epidemic which strikes the United States since the 1980s. however, the American civil society...
Les républicains et la politique étrangère américaine: quelles perspectives pour 2016 ? Series on the Future of US Leadership, April 2013
The future candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential primary will be expected to develop a clear foreign policy agenda and prove the GOP’s credibility on foreign affairs issue.
The French Institute for International Relations (Ifri) and The German Marshall Fund of the United States - France (GMF) have partnered to launch a joint research program on the transformations of U.S. leadership by the year 2020.
Texas has its own particular brand of conservatism as a consequence of its history and geography. It emphasizes individual responsibility, distrust of government, strict morals and economic pragmatism. Its impact is important both on the state and federal level.
Europe is increasingly considering space as a useful tool to support Civil Protection (CP). Through a demand-driven approach, it intends to create new services tailored to the needs of the CP community.
Many voices denounce the institutional gridlock that has gripped Washington. Indeed, filibustering in the U.S. Senate is not the only issue. Hopes of a reform are limited however....
Space Weather and NEOs in the European Space Policy Actuelles de l'Ifri, The Europe & Space Series, No. 6, August 2011
Although often overshadowed by a focus on security concerns, Space weather and NEOs are important elements of Europe’s SSA program.
The Use of Space for Maritime Security in Europe Actuelles de l'Ifri, The Europe & Space Series, No. 5, June 2011
The EU is currently developing a Maritime Security Strategy. Space should be integrated in that effort, given its potential for maritime surveillance.
The Development of Public-Private Partnerships in the European Satcom Sector Actuelles de l'Ifri, The Europe & Space Series, No. 4, May 2011
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) could help to enhance the societal benefits of communication satellites. However, European public entities must avoid the mistakes made during the Galileo concession negotiations.
We all wanted to believe that Barack Obama's dazzling election in 2008 would accelerate history's forward trajectory in a good way for once. Barack Obama, would lead the United States into a post-racial era and serve as an example for all democracies. Six years later we see that we were...
Laurence Nardon, head of the United States Program at Ifri, joined Frabrice Lundy on October 4th on "Good Morning Weekend" on BFM Business. She discussed major current events including the Brazilian presidential election, the American fight against ISIS and the protests in Hong-Kong.
Almost 7 years ago, Barack Obama was elected on a promise:to end wars. Just as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Barack Obama announcd this week that America will begin another war against terror, this time in Iraq and Syria. Why does the American president feel the accute...
Iraq is in chaos: unleashed ancestral hatred, civil war, religious war, porous borders, embarrassed chancellery,the rise of a jihad spanning from the Sahara to the Sahel that even recruits in Europe, quick conquest by ISIS.... looking at the situation that Sunnis and Shiites face in Iraq...