Adviser for the Middle East/North Africa Program from 2010 to 2016
Doctor in History from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, Mansouria Mokhefi joined IFRI in September 2010. Born in Algeria, Mansouria graduated in History from the Sorbonne, in International Relations from the IEP Paris, in Arabic and Islamic Civilization from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) . She also holds a Master's degree from New York University. Mansouria Mokhefi previously taught History and International Relations at Vassar College, New York, as well as Contemporary Maghreb at INALCO. She currently teaches a seminar on France, The United States and The Arab World at New York University - Paris.
The Evolution and Limits of the Algiers-Moscow Relationship Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 3, Autumn 2015
During the Cold War, Algeria was one of the Soviet Union’s favored partners. Ties between the two countries deteriorated during the 1990s before going through a renewal around fifteen years ago.