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Ottawa Correspondent for 45eNord.ca
Benoit Paul Maraval is the Ottawa Correspondent for 45eNord.ca, the Montreal-based website specialising in foreign policy and defence-related issues. A former Analyst at NATO, for the French Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Benoit’s work focuses on civil-military relations, arms control agreements and NATO’s relations with Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. Benoit holds a LL.B from the French University of South-Brittany and from the University of Hull (UK) and a M.A in International Relations and Security Policy from the Institute of Political Studies “Sciences Po – Toulouse” (France). He has also worked as an occasional defence policy consultant for the Canadian defence industry. Prior to his arrival in Canada in early 2014, Benoit was an External Relations Officer at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he specialised in public diplomacy and crisis communications strategy.
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