Director of Research and Communications, Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère, and research fellow at the Security Studies Center

Research Interests:

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


Marc Hecker is Ifri's Director of Research and Communications, the Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère, and a research fellow at the Security Studies Center. He 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 taught a course on "terrorism and asymmetric warfare" at Sciences Po for several years. He also spent one academic year at Trinity College, Dublin.

Marc Hecker has 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), Intifada française? (Ellipses, 2012) and La Guerre de vingt ans. Djihadisme et contre-terrorisme au XXIe siècle (Robert Laffont, 2021 with Elie Tenenbaum). His articles are published in major journals (Policy ReviewInternationale PolitikCommentaireEtudes, etc.) and newspapers (Le MondeLe FigaroLes EchosLibération, etc.).

All my publications

Le soutien à la cause palestinienne a émergé en France dans les années 1960 et s'est structuré autour de quatre tendances: les réseaux arabes, les "cathos de gauche", une partie des gaullistes et l'extrême-gauche. Depuis lors, la mouvance pro-palestinienne a beaucoup évolué et attire ...


Language has sparked many tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even more so than in any other war. The term “Zionism” has come to create oppositions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists. While pro-Israelis have a positive outlook on Zionism, pro-Palestinians,...


Over the past fifteen years, two phenomena had a considerable impact on the communication strategies of modern armies and Ministries of Defense: the advent of a new media environment and the development of irregular conflicts. The convergence of these two phenomena has important consequences....


War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age argues that two intimately connected trends are putting modern armies under huge pressure to adapt: the rise of insurgencies and the rise of the Web. Both in cyberspace and in warfare, a public dimension has assumed increasing importance in...

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