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Charles Thépaut

Visiting Fellow


Charles Thépaut is a French diplomat and resident Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute. An expert in Middle Eastern and North African affairs, he has worked for the French Foreign Ministry in Syria, Algeria, Iraq, and most recently as the political advisor for foreign policy at the French Embassy in Berlin, Germany. He has also been involved with the Global Coalition Against ISIS.

Fluent in French, English, Arabic, and German, Thépaut received his master's of arts in international relations and diplomacy studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. He  also holds a master's degree in public affairs from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lille - Sciences Po Lille. He has taught Middle Eastern politics at Sciences Po Lille as well as at Paris Dauphine University. He is a frequent contributor to French think tanks and international relations journals, where he focuses on European foreign policy and Middle Eastern affairs.

Thépaut's most recent book, Le monde arabe en morceaux : des printemps arabes à Daech (The Arab World in Pieces: From the Arab Spring to Daesh), was published by Armand Colin in February 2017.

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