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Michel Duclos

Special Advisor and Resident Senior Fellow - Geopolitics and Diplomacy

Resident Fellow

Michel Duclos, Special Advisor and Resident Senior Fellow, Geopolitics and Diplomacy at Institut Montaigne, is a diplomat. He was first Deputy Director of the Centre for Analysis and Forecasting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between 1984 and 1987. He was then an ambassador at the COPS in Brussels, from 2000 to 2002, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations from 2002 to 2006, and Ambassador of France to Syria from 2006 to 2009. He was diplomatic adviser to the French Minister of the Interior from 2009 to 2012, then Ambassador to Switzerland from 2012 to 2014. 

Michel Duclos is a graduate of the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA).

He is the author of La Longue Nuit Syrienne (2019) and La France dans le bouleversement du monde (2021) published by Editions de l'Observatoire, and has directed two books, Le Monde des Nouveaux Autoritaires (2019) and Guerre en Ukraine et nouvel ordre du monde (2023), co-edited by Institut Montaigne and Editions de l'Observatoire.

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