Tag Archives: France

Merkel and Macron: The New “2 M’s” Power Couple

With a new French President at her side, Merkel feels invigorated again. She even feels a sense of destiny regarding Europe.

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The Macron Effect: Can France Overtake Germany Again?

It’s not a foregone conclusion that Germany always has the upper hand economically over France.

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France: Mélenchon for President?

A run-off between the far right and the far left candidates would be a choice between bad and ugly for France and Europe.

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François Fillon’s Peculiar European Dance

While Macron wants a “European France,” Fillon aims for the pipedream of a “French Europe.”

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François Fillon and the EU

The potential future French President’s views on the EU, while still emerging, are a matter of global interest.

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Daumier, The Satirist

In contemporary America, Daumier could have had a field day.

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Europe’s New Crisis: Ungovernability

Returning to the spirit of the 1930s is not a program for government.

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President Hollande’s Musings on India

In contrast to France, disruption rather than continuity is the order of the day in India today.

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Paris: Portrait of a City in Green and Brown

Marine Le Pen’s inexorable rise augurs poorly for France and Europe.

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North Sea Boats and Spanish Crossings

Today’s refugee crisis imagery echoes the Dutch England-Voyagers and French escapees of World War II

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