Troisième podcast de la série consacrée à la crise des réfugiés. Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR, discute avec Sylvain…
Manuel Lafont Rapnouil
ECFR Alumni · Head, ECFR Paris
Senior Policy Fellow
Areas of expertise
Security crisis management; multilateralism and the United Nations; European foreign policy; transatlantic relations; human rights; international law and justice; Middle East and North Africa; French foreign policy
French, English, Spanish
Manuel Lafont Rapnouil was a senior policy fellow and head of the Paris office of the European Council on Foreign Relations until June 2019. His topics of focus include defence and security affairs, French foreign policy, the UN, and the Middle East and North Africa.
From 2011 to 2015 Lafont Rapnouil headed the Political Affairs Division of the Department for UN affairs at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development; in this capacity, he was responsible for French foreign policy at the United Nations Security Council, including peacekeeping and sanctions. Prior to that, he held various postings within the French diplomatic service, including in Washington and at the Policy Planning Staff (Centre d’Analyse, de Prévision et de Stratégie). Lafont Rapnouil was also a rapporteur for both French White papers on Defence and National Security and on Foreign and European Policy (2008). From 2008 to 2010, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Europe Programme of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank.
Summit viewed as a win for Europe, but concerns linger over Turkish accession in hostile France
BCM avec Alexandra Novosseloff, chercheuse invitée au Centre sur la coopération internationale (NYU) et le Colonel Magnus Westerlund, attaché de défense de l'ambassade de…
In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, Hollande has redoubled attempts to break ISIS, but how should the EU as a whole respond while maintaining its core values?
France’s focus on Africa at Valetta may be a casualty of the Paris massacres
In France, a cautious government faces public appetite for strong action
ECFR experts discuss findings of ECFR’s Britain in Europe renegotiation scorecard, a regular assessment of how the British asks are perceived in other member…
European leaders need to find a way to put President Putin back on the diplomatic defensive and the UN may be the best place for them to act
The Franco-German perspective on the British referendum on the EU
The EU and its member states should strengthen their sanctions policy and begin to build up their deterrence and resilience against secondary sanctions
France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight
The context Now is not the moment for either the European Union or the United Kingdom to risk allowing the political tensions around Brexit to…
China is taking on a new military role in Africa, seeking to boost its image as a great power that promotes peace and security worldwide
“Information manipulation” or just plain “fake news”? How France is grappling with a very modern threat
Only if Europeans resume a serious debate about their responsibilities for their own security
We asked our national offices to outline how the E3, in cooperation with other EU partners, should respond to the JCPOA pull-out by the US
We asked our national offices to outline their governments’ greatest hope and greatest fear for foreign and European policy in 2018.
Sanctions are not a strategy by themselves, but a tool to be adapted to circumstances
The rise of Macron has transformed the French political landscape – but its final shape is still emerging
Can the EU-Turkey relationship be salvaged? Key EU capitals give their views
Macron’s inexperience means he needs to reassure the electorate that he can manage the national security state
All major candidates see the international situation through the lens of Europe
So far, this French electoral cycle is something in between a roller coaster and a demolition game. The French political system is accustomed to crushing incumbents, but this time the destruction has been more inclusive.
Europeans remain unwilling to renew their thinking on nuclear deterrence, despite growing strategic instability. Their stated goal of “strategic autonomy” will remain an empty phrase until they engage seriously on this matter
Edited by Ulrike Esther Franke, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Susi Dennison
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Jeremy Shapiro covers for Mark Leonard and speaks with Ulrike Franke, Manuel Lafont Rapnouil and Piotr Buras, about what this means and what the Trump-Putin…