Gérald Arboit

Gérald ArGérald Arboitboit holds a PhD in contemporary history. He defended his thesis at the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg on France's Arab policy in the Mashreq during the Second Empire. Between 2008 and 2009, he was a fellow at the "Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Européennes Robert Schuman" (CERE) at the University of Luxembourg. He worked on the theme of economic intelligence, focusing on the role played by information in economic activity, through the example of the Luxembourg steel industry. He also worked on the role of the intelligence services in the Ben Barka Affair.

In 2012, he obtained the habilitation to direct research (HDR), with a defense thesis focusing on "Intelligence: the missing dimension of the contemporary history of France". Since March 2015, Gérald Arboit has been a research associate at the Sirice (Sorbonne - Identities, International Relations and Civilizations of Europe), a mixed research unit, associating the CNRS with the Sorbonne University in Paris. His work at Sirice focuses on intelligence as a "deep force" of international relations, in the same way as information itself is a fundamental element of intelligence.

Until 2018, he was director of research at the "Centre Français de Recherche sur le Renseignement" (CF2R), where he contributed to the development of intelligence studies in France.

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