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Mon, Nov 23, 2020

How France, Germany, and the UK can build a European pillar of NATO

Expanding and developing the role of the E3 in defense, with a focus to create a stronger European pillar in NATO, could serve as a fruitful test ground to shape more decisive and agile security cooperation for the future.

Article by Anna Wieslander

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Sovereign solidarity: France, the US, and alliances in a post-COVID world

What allies does the United States need to compete in the emerging post-COVID geostrategic environment? And how can the United States best engage its allies to advance its national interests in this new environment? These are questions of major importance to a new US administration within a competitive geopolitical environment.

Report by Jeffrey Lightfoot, Olivier-Rémy Bel

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Duclos in Institut Montaigne: Trump or Biden: Rebuilding the Transatlantic Relationship

In the News

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Macron’s plan for Lebanon needs independent figures

Emmanuel Macron must use his leverage to create space for new voices that are not inclined to perpetuate the same corrupt system if he is serious about facilitating a new political contract for Lebanon.

MENASource by Paul Gadalla

France Lebanon

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Europe after COVID

A few weeks after the groundbreaking budget agreement adopted by the European Council on July 21, it would be tempting to say that COVID-19 changed everything in the European Union, in line with the oft-repeated principle: “It takes a crisis for Europe to act.” Like all clichés, there is some truth in this statement.

Feature by Clément Beaune

Coronavirus European Union

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Macron has the power to change the EU’s Hezbollah policy

Macron’s belief in France’s special responsibility to Lebanon is evident. If he wants to help the people suffering under Hezbollah there, Macron should follow the German example, and lead a ban of Hezbollah at home.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Stern

Conflict France

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

France must recognize its role in Libya’s plight

While Paris’s official policy in Libya has supported the United Nations-led negotiations over Libya and the Government of National Accord (GNA) that resulted from them, France’s real policy on the ground has been one of total and full support for Haftar’s forces.

New Atlanticist by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Conflict France

Tue, Jun 2, 2020

Trump’s G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war

US President Donald Trump wants to invite Vladimir Putin to the next G7 summit, despite the Russian leader's refusal to end the aggression against Ukraine that led to his initial suspension from G8 in 2014.

UkraineAlert by Yuliia Popyk

Conflict France

Mon, May 18, 2020

Partial Eurobond not the answer to Europe’s coronavirus economic downturn

Some have argued that a partial Eurobond instrument, backed for example by France, Italy, and Spain, could be set up as a risk sharing and/or solidarity tool to partially finance the recovery out of the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. This is a truly awful idea as such an instrument would deliver none of the potential benefits of a Eurobond, while simultaneously creating asymmetric risks on capital markets.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

Coronavirus European Union

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

France and Poland: Helicopters, forks, and reconnections

Macron's Poland visit makes political sense, but there is another pressing reason: as we enter an era of great power competition, the unity of Europe—and the unity of the transatlantic alliance—is a critical asset, which will be tested. Mending relations between East and West is part of the groundwork to bolster the political resilience of Europe.

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

France Poland