Laure Mandeville has been a senior reporter at Le Figaro for 31 years. She was the Washington bureau chief of Le Figaro from December 2008 to August 2016. Laure Mandeville joined the foreign service of Le Figaro in 1989 to cover the end of communism. She covered the post-Soviet world for 20 years. She was Moscow bureau chief from 1997 to 2000. She also covered Islam in Europe from 2001 to 2008. Laure Mandeville holds a degree in Russian and Polish languages and civilizations from the University of Toulouse, a diploma from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and a DEA in Soviet studies. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University, as a Fulbright and Sachs scholar. Laure Mandeville is the author of Qui est vraiment Donald Trump, Les Equateurs, 2016, of La reconquête russe, Grasset, 2008, which received the Louis Pauwels Prize and the Ailleurs Prize in 2009, as well as of L’Armée russe, la puissance en raillons, Ed n°1, 1994. She is a regular guest on C’est dans l’air, LCI and France 24. She also publishes in Politique internationale, La Revue des deux Mondes, the Wall Street Journal and The American Interest. Laure Mandeville is an associate member of the Atlantic Council think tank.