Dr Faure specializes in the politics of the European Union, French and British armaments policies and the defence industry in Europe. He is an expert scholar at the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN), where he advises leading decision-makers on European defence policy.
He was formerly a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College and Maison française d’Oxford) and at King’s College London, an associate researcher at the Institute for Strategic Research of the Military Academy (IRSEM) and a visiting researcher at Harvard University.
He holds a PhD in International Relations from Sciences Po and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Montreal. His doctoral thesis won IHEDN’s top prize for 2018 and the French European Studies Association’s J.L. Quermonne Prize. He also won the 2019 Pierre Hassner Prize for the best article in strategic studies published in French.
His first book, Défense européenne. Émergence d’une culture stratégique commune [European Defence: Emergence of a Common Strategic Culture], was published in 2016, and the second one, Avec ou sans l’Europe. Le dilemme de la politique française d’armement [With or Without Europe. The Dilemma of French Armament Policy], in 2020.
He has also co-edited three volumes on the European governance of defence policies and has published, inter alia, in Critique internationale, European Security, French Politics, Gouvernement et action publique, Politique européenne and Revue internationale de politique comparée.
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