I authored a chapter in a collective volume on geopolitical decline edited by Frédéric Mérand. The book is available online.
Tag: Center for War Studies
La Guerre et la Paix. Approches et Enjeux de la Sécurité et de la Stratégie
I had the pleasure to co-author with Charles-Philippe David the 4th edition of his classic “La Guerre et la Paix”.
The book is available online from the Presses de Sciences Po.
Wartime Paradigms and the Future of Western Military Power
How to challenge an international order: Russian diplomatic practices in multilateral security organisations
French Military History
I just published a chapter on French defense policy since 1962 in the second volume of the new Histoire Militaire de la France (French Military History) edited by Hervé Drévillon and Olivier Wieviorka. You can access the book here.
French defense policy
Sten Rynning and I co-authored the chapter on France in the Oxford Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces edited by Hugo Meijer and Marco Wyss.
The Vienna Document and the Russian challenge to the European Security Architecture
I published a chapter on the current challenges to the Vienna Document on Confidence and Security-Building Measures in a collective volume on the strategic impact of military exercises edited by Guillaume Lasconjarias, Beatrice Heuser and Tormod Heier. The volume is available here and the chapter can be downloaded here.
Raymond Aron and International Relations
I edited the book Raymond Aron and International Relations published with Routledge. Here is the blurb from the publisher’s website.
At a time when the field of International Relations (IR) is diverting from grand theoretical debates, rediscovering the value of classical realism and exploring its own intellectual history, this book contributes to these debates by presenting a cohesive view of Raymond Aron’s theory of IR. It explores how a careful reading of Aron can contribute to important current debates, in particular what a theory of IR can be (and thus, what is within or outside the scope of this theory), how to bridge the gap that emerged in the 1970s between a “normative” and a “scientific” theory of IR, and finally how multidisciplinarity is possible (and desirable) in the study of IR.
When are strategic narratives effective?
My latest paper has been published by Contemporary Security Policy. You can access it online here and in pdf. I reproduce the abstract below.
Most research on strategic narratives has explored their creation, and their interaction with other elements of national power in the conduct of foreign policy. Yet, the issue of how the targeted political communities receive those strategic narratives, and thus how those narratives are likely to have a political impact, is understudied. This article argues that in order to understand the ways strategic narrative are received within a political community, political myths must be taken into account. It introduces a typology of political myths based on their degree of universality and their degree of coherence with other myths, and shows how those factors influence the reception of strategic narratives. These mechanisms are illustrated through a study of the reception of the Russian strategic narrative in France. This approach offers opportunities to assess the differentiated impact strategic narratives have on political communities.
Sten Rynning and I co-authored the chapter on alliances in the newly published Oxford Handbook of International Security.