Europe May Cheer Biden’s Win—But It Threatens Macron’s Grand Project
France is going to have a harder time selling “strategic autonomy” without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it.
In the Trenches With the Colonizer
The French Senegalese writer David Diop revises the modernist archetype with a protagonist long excluded from World War I literature: the African soldier on the front lines.
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The real grievances behind the Ethiopian conflict, Pompeo acknowledges that the two-state solution is dead, and a look at a possible Pentagon pick.
By Ignoring African Leaders, the West Paved the Way for Chaos in Libya
A race-based colonial mindset that views the continent as Europe’s playground and dismisses the concerns of Africans continues to fuel death and destruction.
Yes, Islam Is Facing a Crisis. No, France Isn’t Helping Solve It.
By championing freedom from religion while trampling freedom of religion, Macron is discrediting the Enlightenment in the eyes of Muslims—and strengthening the Islamists he vows to defeat.
The United States Can’t Sleepwalk Into the Coming Military Revolutions
European leaders misjudged World War I. America shouldn’t repeat their mistake.
Austria, Not France, Is the Model for Europe’s Crackdown on Islamists
Sebastian Kurz’s government failed to stop a recent terrorist attack, but he has been saying—and doing—what Emmanuel Macron is proposing for years.
The World Calls Biden, While Trump and Company Double Down
Major world leaders are reaching out to the U.S. president-elect as Pompeo claims there will be a “smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
Le Pen Is Silent, But Macron Will Welcome Trump’s Demise
Preoccupied with domestic challenges and an impending contest with a populist rival, France’s government will benefit from the defeat of the far-right across the Atlantic.
France’s Muslims Could Learn from the African American Muslim Experience
An indigenous form of Islam developed within the West—rather than influenced by leaders from abroad—is the path to integration and peaceful coexistence.
Locked Down at Home, Much of France Is Quietly Rooting for Biden
Trump’s insults and ideological closeness to Marine Le Pen have left a bitter taste.
France’s War on Islamism Isn’t Populism. It’s Reality.
Liberal critics of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign against radicalism misunderstand the crisis his country faces.
Macron’s Not Worried About Islam. He’s Worried About Le Pen.
The French president’s talk of a crisis among French Muslims is the latest example of mainstream politicians pandering to the far-right.
Macron Wants to Start an Islamic Revolution
The French president is planning to curb the influence of extremist clerics—but his critics see something more sinister.
Turkish Military Maneuvering Pushed Italy and France to Join Forces in the Mediterranean. Now What?
Formerly competitors, Paris and Rome’s Pax Mediterranea may spell Ankara’s final estrangement from Europe.
Macron Wants to Be a Middle Eastern Superpower
The French president is making a bid to shape the region—but does his reach exceed his grasp?
France and the United States Are Making West Africa’s Security Situation Worse
France’s unilateralism and the United States’ wavering are destabilizing the Sahel—and creating an opening for Russia and China.