Laure Mandeville is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative. She was the chief US correspondent for Le Figaro in Washington from January 2009 to August 2016, covering US politics, US foreign policy, and American society. She joined the foreign desk of Le Figaro in 1989 to cover the end of communism and spent twenty years covering the post-Soviet world (Eastern Europe, Russia, Baltic countries, Caucasus, Ukraine, and Central Asia). She was correspondent to Moscow from 1997 to 2000. She also covered Europe, Islam in Europe, and transatlantic relations.
She is the author of The Russia Army: A Power in Tatters (1994, Ed n°01) and The Russian Reconquest (Grasset, 2008), which received the Louis Pauwels Award and the Ailleurs Award in 2009. Mandeville is adviser to the Editorial Board of Politique Internationale where she regularly contributes. She has just written a book about Donald Trump, Qui est vraiment Donald Trump (2016, Les Equateurs/Le Figaro). She is now back in Paris and will be investigating European politics and societies at Le Figaro, starting in November.