Frédéric Gloriant is an Associate Professor at l’université de Nantes, as well as an associate at the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études sur le nucléaire et la stratégie (CIENS) of l’ENS-Ulm. His research examines the international relations and history of Europe since 1945, and more specifically the foreign policy of France and Great Britain, topics in European defence, and political-strategic matters in the Euro-Atlantic region. He completed a dissertation at l’université Paris III, under the supervision of Frédéric Bozo, entitled Le grand schisme. La France, la Grande-Bretagne et les problèmes euro-atlantiques, 1957-1963, and has published a number of articles on nuclear topics as well as European construction.