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Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Beyond the war: The history of French-Libyan relations

On February 23, 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared to the world his revulsion at the brutalities taking place in Libya: “The international community cannot remain a spectator to all the massive violations of human rights,” he said. Much had changed in the relationship between Sarkozy and Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi since the latter’s visit to France in 2007. Much has also changed in Libya and the rest of the world since these declarations were uttered and the ensuing intervention by NATO began.

Issue Brief by Farah Rasmi

Conflict France

Tue, Mar 30, 2021

Putin plots Ukraine peace talks without Ukraine

Ukrainian diplomats have voiced alarm over Russian plans to hold Ukraine peace talks without Ukraine’s participation. The news has revived fears that Moscow aims to bypass Kyiv and reach agreement directly with the West over Ukraine’s geopolitical future.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict France

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Emmanuel Macron’s plan to rebuild US-Europe relations

For French President Emmanuel Macron, "the number-one priority in relations with the new US administration” is clear: to boost “results-oriented multilateralism.”

New Atlanticist by Katherine Walla

China European Union

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Transcript: President Macron on his vision for Europe and the future of transatlantic relations

At the launch of the new Atlantic Council Europe Center, French President Emannuel Macron talked about how with a new administration in the United States, this is an opportunity to re-invigorate the transatlantic community to tackle common challenges. This moment is an opportunity to reshape the Alliance with a more responsible global Europe at its core.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Shamshur in Zerkalo Nedeli: How coronavirus has impacted French politics

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus France

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

What European strategic autonomy requires: smarter talk, more action

Focusing on action rather than sterile debates does not mean conversations on these matters have to end. There is still a major question to be answered: What are the aims of strategic autonomy? What would Europe do with it?

New Atlanticist by Olivier-Rémy Bel

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

France: Lost in translation?

French President Emmanuel Macron seems to be feuding with the press again—but not in France, this time, but with the American media. The dust-up concerns the separation of church and state and comes as Macron, leader of one of the United States’ closest allies, prepares to launch a major new initiative in France’s fight against religious extremism.

New Atlanticist by Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

France Media

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

Coronavirus Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

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

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