France

Emmanuel Macron and France’s Role in the World
Emmanuel Macron and France’s Role in the World

After defeating Marine Le Pen in a historic landslide victory, Emmanuel Macron must learn what it means to be president as quickly as possible, for the good of both France and the world.

What You Should Know About the French Presidential Election
What You Should Know About the French Presidential Election

The recent French presidential election has been viewed as a bellwether of European politics, as the usual race between the center-left and center-right has been replaced with a contest between a decades-old populist nationalist group and an newly created independent movement of progressive globalism. Here is what you should know about the election to choose France’s next president.

Bearing the Burden

With the Middle East on fire, Europe on edge, Russia on the march, and China on the rise, America’s interlocking system of alliances is more important now than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War.

French Presidential Debate Reveals Candidates’ Foreign Policy
French Presidential Debate Reveals Candidates’ Foreign Policy

Last evening’s French presidential debate was unprecedented: never before had such confrontation between the candidates occurred before the first round of voting.

Upheaval in French Politics

On November 27, François Fillon won an open primary to be France’s Republican Party presidential candidate. His victory surprised commentators, partly because his economic proposals run contrary to the grain of French politics.

The Caliphate & the Cosmopolis
The Caliphate & the Cosmopolis

The point is not that one nation-state attacked another. It is precisely that the Caliphate attacked one of the cities in… let’s call it the Cosmopolis, the collection of cities that are the capitals of what was once Christendom.

Burkini Ban
Empiricism and the Burkini Ban

The most telling aspect of the events surrounding France’s burkini ban was the response by European observers.

French Officers Back
The French Officers are Back

The French officers are not satisfied with a mere recognition of their technical qualities. They are clamoring for their legitimate return into the political arena.

Three French Presidents, a Cardinal & a Martyr
Three French Presidents, a Cardinal & a Martyr

It’s somewhat unusual to see many senior French officials together in church. But three French presidents attended the mass at…