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.).

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AbstractPro-Israel lobbying is a highly sensitive topic in France. This book aims at setting passions aside and getting back to the facts. The author analyses Franco-Israeli relations since the creation of the Hebrew State. It shows that the Six days war - which was a turning...


This article is part of a book containing the proceedings of a conference entitled 'Les Républiques en propagande'. This conference took place in October 2004. It was organized by the Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po and the Groupe de Sociologie Politique Européenne.



When the Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait in August 1990 most of the French journalists stated that war was unavoidable. The Persian Gulf War actually started in January 1991 and, during this six months period, the press kept on preparing the population to the...

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