John Laughland is an English author of numerous books and a lecturer in Political Science. He writes on international affairs and political philosophy and has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Spectator, the Brussels Journal, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The American Conservative, and Antiwar.com. He was Director of the Euroskeptic think tank European Foundation until 2008 and Director of studies at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation in Paris until 2018. He worked at the European Parliament from 2018 to 2020 and, since September 2021 has been on the teaching staff of the Catholic Institute of the Vendée in Western France where he is a lecturer in political science and history. He is currently Visiting Fellow at the Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest.