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Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

Head of the Paris office and Senior Policy Fellow

Languages: French, English, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Security crisis management, Multilateralism and United Nations, European Foreign Policy, Transatlantic Relations, Human Rights, International law and justice, Middle East and North Africa, French foreign policy.

From 2011 to 2015 he 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).

He 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.


Latest from Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

  • L’Hémicycle

    18th July, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil interviewed in "L'Hémicycle" about Emmanuel Macron's international policy.

    RFI

    14th July, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil analyses Berlin's and Paris' new focus on European defence policy.

    Capital

    13th July, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil quoted in "Capital" about the invitation of Donald Trump for Bastille Day by Emmanuel Macron.

    Ouest France

    13th July, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil interviewed by "Ouest France" about the future of the French-German relations.

    AFP

    13th July, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil discusses Emmanuel Macron's need to forge ties with Donald Trump.

    AFP

    11th July, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil warns that Macron needs to forge ties with Donald Trump, since the US remain an important partner for Paris.

    L’Obs

    11th July, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil quoted in "L'Obs" about Donald Trump's visit in Paris.

    Les Echos

    30th June, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is quoted in "Les Echos" regarding his piece in Esprit about the collapse of the international liberal order.

    DPA

    28th June, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil analyses the meaning of Trump's announced attendance at the Bastille Day parade in Paris.

    Deutsche Welle

    30th May, 2017

    Manuel Lafont Rapnouil quoted on Macron's meeting with Putin and the future of the Franco-Russian relations.

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