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Protesters chant and sing songs against French President Emmanuel Macron

A Besieged Macron Doubles Down on de Gaulle

To distract from runaway protests, the French president is making a show of independence on the world stage.

French President Emmanuel Macron walks during a "Prise d'armes" military ceremony at the Invalides in Paris, on November 26, 2018.

Emmanuel Macron’s New Strategy Is Disruption

The French president is intentionally trying to change NATO and the EU—and the sooner the rest of Europe realizes it’s for their own good, the better.

German Green party co-leader Robert Habeck is shown as he tours the venue prior to a two-day party congress in Bielefeld, western Germany on Nov. 14.

How to Say Emmanuel Macron in German

Robert Habeck established himself outside major parties, has sweeping plans for Europe’s future—and is getting ever closer to taking power in Berlin.

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron meet on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London on Dec. 3.

U.S.-Europe Trade War Reerupts in London

As bad as tensions over NATO are, things could get even uglier over France’s new digital services tax.

French President Emmanuel Macron (right) jokes with U.S. President Donald Trump (center) next to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) as they arrive for the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11, 2018.

Don’t Blame Turkey for NATO’s Woes

Emmanuel Macron thinks the Atlantic alliance is brain-dead, but its problems have deeper roots than the recent U.S.-Turkish spat over Syria.

(L-R) Leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom Geert Wilders, Belgian Vlaams Belang party member Gerolf Annemans, Italy's League party leader, Matteo Salvini, president of the French National Rally party, Marine Le Pen, and others at a rally of European nationalists ahead of European elections on May 18 in Milan.

How Europe’s Nationalists Became Internationalists

Many European far-right parties made their mark by railing against the EU. Now they are appealing to a pan-European identity to further their goal of a racially pure, white Christian continent.

French President Emmanuel Macron and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner take part in a ceremony at The Prefecture de Police de Paris (Paris Police Headquarters) in Paris on Oct. 8, held to pay respects to the victims of an attack at the prefecture.

Emmanuel Macron’s Year of Cracking Heads

France’s past year offers a possible preview of the West's future: growing protests against liberalism—and growing brutality against the protests.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures during a speech at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 15, 2018.

Stoltenberg to Macron: NATO’s Not Dead Yet

The NATO secretary-general shoots back at the French president, praising the U.S. commitment to the organization and warning of a divided Europe.

New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh (from left), Green Party leader Elizabeth May, and People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier take part in a French-language debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, on Oct. 10.

The Cure for Populism Is Equal Opportunity

Maxime Bernier flopped in Canada because voters still believe everyone has a fair shot.

Marine Le Pen answers questions in France.

How Marine Le Pen Is Making a Comeback, One French Village at a Time

The former National Front has a new name and a new strategy: to pave the way to power by winning city hall after city hall.

French President Jacques Chirac waits to address the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19, 2006.

Jacques Chirac’s Lessons for the United Nations

A transcript of the former French president’s remarks at the 2003 General Assembly.

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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.

A man suspected of belonging to the Islamic State group, who spoke to journalists in French, leans on the back of a truck as he waits to be searched by members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces just after leaving the Islamic State's last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on March 4.

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.

Now-departed U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump at the White House on Aug. 20,

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.

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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.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G-20 summit in Japan on June 29.

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.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) walks with France's President Emmanuel Macron during an official ceremony at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on June 26, 2019. (Photo by Blondet Eliot / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BLONDET ELIOT/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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