Manuel’s research focuses on the interplay between American military strategy in the Middle East and European oil consumption, seen as an economic and cultural phenomenon. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Canadian Foreign Policy, Relations internationales, and The Canadian Journal of Political Science. In 2014 Manuel guest-edited an issue of Études internationales on the neoconservative turn in Canadian foreign policy, and currently edits the journal’s review section. His first book, on American neoconservatism, was published in 2016. He teaches the history of the Cold War at Sciences Po (Paris).