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.
The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Program is often overshadowed by what is perceived to be the flagship program of European space, Galileo. As a matter of fact, GMES is just as important and faces many similar challenges.
Galileo, the Long Road to European Autonomy Actuelles de l'Ifri, The Europe & Space Series, No. 2, December 2010
Galileo is one of the most ambitious programs ever managed by the EU. As such, it illustrates the challenges and the opportunities offered by the development of a European Space Policy at the political, industrial, economic and international level.
The Evolving Architecture of Space and Security Actuelles de l'Ifri, The Europe & Space Series, No. 1, November 2010
Today, Europe is taking initiatives both to prevent space weaponization and to develop space militarization. While national States remain the central players in this regard, the intergovernmental European Space Agency is increasingly involved in security-related activities and the European...
Les Noirs américains : Amour, gloire et pauvreté in RAMSES 2011, Un monde post-américain ? September 2010
After hurricane Katrina in 2005, images of the miserable and abandoned black community of New Orleans surfaced. This portrait of a black underclass mired in poverty is not thoroughly representative of African Americans in the U.S., however.
Between dignity and racial prejudice, empathy and weakness, intelligence and paralysis, will the talents of the presidential candidate become handicaps for the 44th president?
Congress and the Administration have launched a series of space policy reviews in 2009, regarding in particular Nasa's exploration policy, the loosening of ITAR regulations and space security. On each of these issues, the U.S. government may adopt more international-leaning policies in 2010.<...>
Space security has become an increasingly important issue over recent years, with the international community witnessing a substantial increase in orbital debris from both deliberate and accidental satellite destructions.
Obama, Bush et la "résilience" américaine in : Ramses 2010 - Crise mondiale et gouvernance globale, septembre 2009
In the wake of a dark period in American history, Europe must re-evaluate its own conception of the U.S., keeping in mind the resilience of the American psyche. Two critical questions remain: will the U.S. repair its foreign image, especially towards the Muslim world? And will the press and...
The Berlin-based Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), the VIenna-based European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) and the Paris-based Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), joined with Ifri in the drafting of a policy-memorandum on Franco-German space cooperation. This initiative by...
Washington's relationships with a number of key allies are in a worrying decline. Israel and Saudi Arabia are keeping their distance from Barack Obama as a result of diverging opinions on nuclear negotiations with Iran.... This disenchantment also effects Afghanistan where President Karzai has...
Last Tuesday, members of Congress finally reached a budget agreement, delaying the prospect of another government shutdown.
Congress found a provisionary compromise but will have to reconsider the federal budget in January. What's the likely outcome? By Laurence nardon, head of the United States Program at IFRI.
Domestic policy remains Obama's focus and strongsuit while foreign policy has emerged as the administration's weakest and most deceptive area. Obama has proved measured yet hesitant, pragmatic yet reactive. Latin America and Africa are far from his radar. The relationship with Russia remains...
The world watches with weariness and disbelief as another American psychodrama unfolds. The government shutdown isn't but American, and by extension global, dysfunction's most recent manifestation.
Moscow just informed Washington of its plan to control Syrian chemical weapons. The Russians and Americans will discuss the effort tomorrow in Geneva. The French proposition now seems overlooked. But much like Paris, Barack Obama still wields the...