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Politique étrangère is published by the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), France’s leading think tank. Created in 1936, it is the oldest French journal of debate and analysis on major political, economic, and security issues affecting international relations.

It aims to provide economic and political decision makers and academics with in-depth analysis of international topical issues, highlighting major debates on international relations and serving as a long-term reference tool.

Each issue is composed of at least two special reports on topics of international significance, as well as several articles which analyze a range of current events affecting global affairs today. In addition, Politique étrangère provides a literary review of a wide range of French and foreign publications dealing with contemporary international relations.

Editorial Committee

Chair of the Editorial Board: Thierry de Montbrial

Editor-in-chief: Dominique David

Managing Editor-in-chief: Marc Hecker

Editorial Board

Alain Antil (IFRI, Sub-Saharan Africa program), Denis Bauchard (IFRI, Middle East / North Africa program), Christophe Bertossi (IFRI, Center for migrations and citizenship), Corentin Brustlein (IFRI, Security Studies Center), Thomas Gomart (IFRI, Director of Strategic Development), Jolyon Howorth (Professor, Yale University), Ethan Kapstein (Professor, INSEAD), Jean Klein (Professor Emeritus, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Jacques Mistral (Professor, Paris Dauphine University), Mansouria Mokhefi (IFRI, Middle East / North Africa program), Dominique Moïsi (IFRI, Special Advisor), Philippe Moreau Defarges (Co-director of the RAMSES report), Éliane Mossé (IFRI, Advisor, Central Europe), Laurence Nardon (IFRI, United States program), Françoise Nicolas (IFRI, Center for Asian Studies, Université de Marne-la-Vallée), Dorothée Schmid (IFRI, Contemporary Turkey Program), Hans Stark (Professor, Paris-Sorbonne University).

Scientific Board

Thierry de Montbrial (Chairman), Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, Jean-Claude Casanova, Dominique Chevallier, Gérard Conac, Jean-Luc Domenach, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, François Heisbourg, Jacques Lesourne, Jean-Pierre Rioux, Pierre Rosanvallon, Olivier Roy, Jacques Rupnik, Georges-Henri Soutou, Maurice Vaïsse, Alain Vernay.

Instructions to Authors

Submitted manuscripts must have between 28,000 and 32,000 characters including spaces and footnotes.

Manuscripts must be the product of an original work not subject to a previous publication. These texts are evaluated anonymously by peers, using a system in which multiple readings are carried out. Readers may be either members of the Editorial Board or outside people, French or not, all of whom are selected for their competence.

Authors may send their submission—in French or in English—by email to the following address: or


Code of conduct

Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Politique étrangère, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0032-342X
Online ISSN : 1958-8992
Publisher : I.F.R.I.

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