Are the Mistrals Back on Course For Russia?

March 02, 2015

As the guns go silent in Ukraine, France may now see fit to complete a major military contract with a still boisterous and unrepentant Russia. For almost four months now, France has denied Russia military hardware that the latter has already paid for. Of the two Mistral-class helicopter carriers...

France’s Gung-Ho Policy in Syria

March 28, 2014

Hollande's approach to Syria has done more harm than good to France and the Syrian people. While there has been much debate within the international community over what should be done in Syria, France has adopted a more assertive, if not aggressive, position. From the very beginning of the Syrian...

Can Erdogan Live with a European Kidney?

February 24, 2014

With domestic issues at play, Turkey has an eye on the EU. Germany’s new foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who replaced Guido Westerwelle following the 2013 general elections, is famous for having donated one of his kidneys to his wife in 2010. His sacrifice attests a noble devotion...

France’s 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

January 23, 2014

French intervention in the Central African Republic has turned out to be a bigger challenge than initially expected. Under the pretext of sparing the world another genocide, France deployed 1,600 troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) late last year. Since Operation Sangaris was launched,...

Tunisian National Interest: Serving Whom? (Part 1/2)

October 15, 2013

Tunisia struggles to define who the bearer of national legitimacy is. This is the first of a two part series. Tunisia is currently experiencing an intense hyperbolization of political sentiment. The glorification of the flag originates from multiple factors. Since the first demonstrations...

Mali in Focus, Part II: A War That Threatens the Entire Region

February 05, 2013

This article is the second of a three-part series featuring different perspectives on the recent developments in Mali. "...This conflict is legitimate and vital to the security of the French. We can not expect to maintain our lifestyles and our prosperity if we do not go outside our country...