Christophe Gillissen is a lecturer at the University of Paris – Sorbonne (Paris IV). He has written several articles on Irish foreign policy as well as a book on Anglo-Irish relations, Une relation unique: Les relations irlando-britanniques, 1921-2001 (Presses universitaires de Caen, 2005). He is a member of the editorial board of the French journal of Irish studies, Etudes Irlandaises (