History and Geopolitics All books
Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, Emmanuel Dubois de Prisque
China Is/and the World A Look at Sino-globalization
By stressing the gap between today’s international system and what it would be in the event of Chinese hegemony, we will understand better what is at play, and what is lost, with the “de-Westernization” of the world.
A Tormented Scientist
A key, virtually unknown, moment in the history of science.When science emigrates under pressure from totalitarianism.
Dissuasion and Simulation From the End of French Nuclear Testing to the Simulation Programme
the evolution of the place of nuclear defense since the end of the Cold War that is retraced here, as well as the role that dissuasion continues to play in the twenty-first century, in a world that is far from stable.
A Short History of Brexit
This book is the story of a divorce, the one between the United Kingdom and Europe with the referendum of 23 June 2016.
François Godement, Abigaël Vasselier
China on Our Doorstep An update on China – European Union relations
China-EU relations today are at a turning point. François Godement is beyond doubt one of the preeminent French specialists of contemporary China.
Degeneration Theories Psychiatry and History
The unbelievable story of a mad psychiatric theory centered on the idea of heredity which was put to the most horrible of uses, while having a lasting effect on mentalities.
Jacques Lévy, Jean-Nicolas Fauchille, Ana Póvoas
A Theory of Spatial Justice The Geography of the Just and the Unjust
An exciting and very timely work that challenges many received ideas, notably on the “territorial breakdown” denounced by so-called experts.
Life and Survival of the Fifth Republic An Essay on Political Physiology
A work of reflection on institutions, their strengths, and their weaknesses, and the reason for their endurance.
History of France
A new revised and expanded edition. A very affordable book.
Céline Jurgensen, Dominique Mongin
Resistance and Dissuasion The French Nuclear Industry from Its Origins to the Present
The origins of France’s policy of dissuasion: a history that is still widely unknown and little studied. A study of French strategy and defense. The question of nuclear energy and defense is central in current debates.
French Diplomacy Tools and Participants Since 1980
A complete and documented view of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of French diplomatic policy. A diplomatic history of the Fifth Republic, from the 1970s to the present.
West and the rebirth of China
It is the first time in history that a country/continent, with such a large population, is in a position to impose its supremacy on the rest of the planet. The stakes are enormous!
The Days in May that Made History in Fran
The history of France is presented here in an amusing and unexpected way. The final chapter offers a consideration of themes that remain decisive in the life of France: war, Europe, geopolitics, and others.
De Gaulle and the Republic
A decisive speech for the history of France. A history lesson from an exceptional moment of founding and reform. An analysis of the founding of the Fifth Republic. A close look at what Gaullism was.
Frédéric Lasserre, Alexandre Brun
The Geopolitics of Water/Sharing Water Water – a source of conflicts
Water: a major geopolitical issue in the twenty-first century. Will it take “water wars” to impose an equitable distribution of resources?
Jean-François Muracciole , Lucie Muracciole
The True Novel of the Free French People Another way of reading and understanding history
A gallery of portraits of the men who decided to join the Resistance and follow de Gaulle, who at the time was completely unknown. Fictional history and Great History come together to weave a surprising tale of the Resistance.
The Mao Years in France: Before, During, and After May ‘68
The mechanisms of this “indoctrination,” personalities, organizations, journals, newspapers, authorities, and men in power who nourished and defended the Maoist ideology; what still remains of it today.
The End of the American Dream?
A book that helps understand the history of the United States and American society today.
Jean-Claude Cousseran, Philippe Hayez
For the first time, the real practice of intelligence comes in out of the shadows. Very timely issues, from the international fight against terrorism to cyberthreats and economic intelligence.
France in an Age of Major Upheaval 1962-2017
A look at France’s recent history by an historian attempting to define a consistent theme and perhaps also paint a picture of what the future may have in store.
The History of the World is Made in Asia Another vision of the twentieth century
A "de-westernized" story: many episodes that are often overlooked are described here — the Russian civil war in the Far East, the Anglo-Japanese confrontation in Manchuria, the harshness of the Korean War…
The Quran and the Bible In questions and answers
A step-by-step study of the Quran, almost exactly word for word, to grasp the precise content. A polemical book, but a book based upon the author's knowledge of the Arabic language and the sacred texts of Islam. A return to the original text that allows us to understand the political and geopolitical issues of today's world.
They Taught Me the History of France
After his defence of French history, Jean-Pierre Rioux identifies his influences and his “masters”, thereby shedding light on his intellectual commitments, and painting the portrait of a generation. An ode to the greater and lesser figures of French history.
Pascal Lamy, Jean-Michel Baer, Nicole Gnesotto
where is the world going? Two views of the world and of globalization
Fascinating and accessible analyses to better understand today’s world and its upheavals...
Thierry deMontbrial, Thomas Gomart
France and the National Interest Is France’s foreign policy still guided by our own interests?
Fundamental to the upcoming presidential elections in the context of war in the Middle East and Africa, and of domestic insecurity. The book will be supported and promoted by the IFRI (Institut français de relations internationales).
Great Men and Their Mothers Napoleon, Louis XIV, Francis I, Kennedy and others
Another way to write the biography of a number of great men. An unusual historical perspective, intertwining serious research and a talent for writing. A history of representations of the maternal figure and a study of the evolution of the filial bond. A historical standpoint that offers readers a fresh look at the lives of men they thought they knew well, from Louis XIV to Stalin, via Napoleon and Kennedy
The Jews of the Arab World The Forbidden Question
A book written by a historian, a recognized specialist in Jewish-Arab relations. A history book that also sheds light on current political stakes and societal issues. The discourse contradicts what is generally heard on the subject, and which provides the historical elements needed for a better understanding of the contemporary situation.
The Statue of Liberty The secret of the most famous monument in the world
A fascinating historical narrative presented as a lively investigation. Decoding the signification of the Statue of Liberty, based on the political and cultural beliefs of its creator, Auguste Bartholdi
Charles V The Anguish of Power
A new biography of Charles V, a highly underestimated character hanging between power and renunciation
Saturday 22 August 1914 A Doctor at War
The bloodiest day in France’s history as it was lived by a doctor in the Great War
Jean Guisnel, Bruno Tertrais
The President and the Bomb
Fed by unimpeachable sources — archives, interviews, personal memoirs — this book is for everyone, as even experts on the subject will find surprises here.