Director of Research and Communications, Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère, and research fellow at the Security Studies Center
- 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 Review, Internationale Politik, Commentaire, Etudes, etc.) and newspapers (Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, Libération, etc.).
What is the role of terror in wars in general and in asymmetric conflicts in particular? Why have democratic countries such as France and the United States been confronted to torture in Algeria and Irak? Do terrorists have to be "terrorized"? That article aims at exploring some lines of...
Les trois âges du terrorisme [The three ages of terrorism] Marc Hecker, Commentaire, nr 121, Spring 2008
This article is published in the special issue celebrating the 30th anniversary of Commentaire, a French journal created by Raymond Aron. The aim of the article is to analyze the evolutions of terrorism over the past three decades.
Since 9/11, Al Qaeda has dramatically evolved. This evolution has been characterized by three main trends: 1) an expanding use of the Internet; 2) a growing globalization; 3) a more recent focalization on Iraq.
RAMSES 2008 - Moyen-Orient - sous la direction de Dorothée Schmid Les nouvelles règles du 'grand jeu' - Dorothée Schmid Arabie Saoudite – Antoine Basbous Autorité palestinienne – Aude Signoles Irak – Fanny Lafourcade Iran – Clément Therme Islamisme – Khadija Mohsen-Finan Israël – Marc Hecker Liban...
The repercussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in France: from the export of physical violence to the import of symbolic violence? Paper delivered at the 9th Conference of the Association Française de Science Politique.
AbstractAt the time of the second Intifada, the rise of tensions in France, characterised for instance by an increase of anti-Semitic acts, has led some commentators to refer to the ‘import' of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although this expression is disputable, since the level of...
From Marighella to Bin Laden. Strategic Links Between Guerilla Fighters and Jihadists Marc Hecker, Politique étrangère, 2/2006 (Summer).
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This article suggests that the tactics and strategy used by Jihadists are not completely new. The strategic posture of Jihadist groups can indeed be compared to the one adopted by guerilla movements in the 1950’s-1970’s....
Une vie d'Afghanistan. Entretiens avec Zalmaï Haquani, ambassadeur d'Afghanistan en France (An Afghan Life. Interviews with Zalmaï Haquani, Ambassador of Afghanistan to France), Sébastien Brabant, Marc Hecker, Paul Presset, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2006, 266 p.
Zalmaï Haquani, ambassador of Afghanistan to France, describes the history of his country since the 1950’s and analyses its current situation. He presents the main geographic, ethnic and socio-economic characteristics of one of the key countries for the stability in Central Asia.