Jacques Chirac’s Lessons for the United Nations
A transcript of the former French president’s remarks at the 2003 General Assembly.
The West Has a Resentment Epidemic
Across the West, the main trigger of populism has been the growing inequality—and hostility—between urban and rural regions.
They Left to Join ISIS. Now Europe Is Leaving Their Citizens to Die in Iraq.
A Belgian fighter captured in Syria was transported to Iraq to face trial. He's now on death row.
Bolton Is Gone, but Tensions With Iran Remain High
The departure of Trump’s hawkish national security advisor raised hopes in Washington, but a sudden thaw with Tehran is unlikely.
Make America Existentialist Again
French philosophy came to define the postwar era. As U.S. politics get ever more absurd, it’s time for a comeback.
Why Is Trump Seeing Red Over France’s ‘Google Tax’?
French unilateral efforts to fix loopholes in global tax rules are adding fuel to the trans-Atlantic trade spat.
France Is Looking for New Allies in Asia
Eager to project its power in the Indo-Pacific, the country has doubled down on Japan and India.
Ursula von der Leyen Isn’t Perfect, but She’s Better Than the Alternative
Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.
Emmanuel Macron, Part Deux
He’s relaunched his presidency for its second half. But is the makeover in style or substance?
The Lessons of 1944 Are in Jeopardy
Seventy-five years after D-Day, the United States should remember that on-the-ground leadership still works.
France Lives in Macron’s World Now
The French president has started the political revolution he always wanted—and the outcome is dangerously uncertain.