Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)
- German domestic politics, political parties and electoral geography in Germany
- Germany on the world stage
- Foreign and Security Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany
- History of French-German Relations and of European Integration
Paul Maurice is a Senior research Fellow at the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) at the French Institute of International Relations - Ifri, where he specifically works on issues of German domestic policy and Franco-German relations in the context of European integration. He joined the Cerfa in March 2020 and teaches Franco-German studies at the Université Paris-Est Créteil and at Sciences Po Rennes.
Paul Maurice is currently completing a PhD in contemporary history at the Sorbonne University, in co-supervision with the Universität des Saarlandes and is part of research lab UMR Sirice (Sorbonne, Identities, International Relations and Civilizations of Europe). His research focuses on the permanence of traditional elites and their integration into the socialist elite in the German Democratic Republic and more particularly on the figure of the Marxist economic historian Jürgen Kuczynski. Paul Maurice studied contemporary history and international relations at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and the Freie Universität Berlin. He holds a Master's degree in Contemporary History (specializing in Germanic worlds) from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He regularly publishes in the journal Allemagne d’aujourd’hui and the Revue d’Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande.
Circumstantial Pacifism: Political Parties and the Participation of the Bundeswehr in Foreign Operations Notes du Cerfa, No. 160, April 2021
In Germany's parliamentary democracy, political parties play an important role in mandating Bundeswehr missions abroad and in overseeing their deployment. The political debate on these deployments is polarized between opponents, who are called “pacifists”, and supporters, who are called ...
Thirty Years after its Reunification, Germany's “European Moment”? Editoriaux de l'Ifri, October 1, 2020
On October 3, 1990, after forty years of division, Germany once again became one state. Less than a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989, the territories of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) became part of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) under Article 23 of its...
While the coronavirus health crisis is currently intensifying in Europe, it does not seem to be affecting France and Germany at the same pace or with the same intensity. The crisis is putting both countries' respective hospital systems to the test in different ways. France and Germany's...
"Thirty years of infidelity" is how France's current affairs magazine Marianne describes Germany's relationship with France. An issue this month was devoted to how Germany has been "fleecing France" for years.
German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called for closer bilateral cooperation with France in light of the tense security situation in Europe marked by the Russian “threat”, the rise of China and spreading “Islamist terrorism” in the Sahel region.