Pariscope: France’s Sharpest Critics
The French are self-involved, or so the cliché goes. But they are no chauvinists—just ask the French president.
Pariscope: Macron’s Ententes Cordiales Against China
France wants insurance against Chinese hegemony.
Pariscope: Macron’s New Europe Tactic
French President Emmanuel Macron has dropped his bulldozer approach to European politics.
Pariscope: Imagine Macron Declares War and No One Shows Up
Macron wants to turn Corona into a European challenge, but falls flat on his own and Berlin’s nationalist reflexes.
Merkel in the Middle
Germany’s policy of West-orientation has been fading under Angela Merkel, but it might soon see a revival.
Pariscope: The Useful Le Pen Threat
After Barack Obama came Donald Trump. So will Emmanuel Macron be followed by Marine Le Pen? No, but evoking that threat could prove useful …
Pariscope: Libya, a Case Study in Missteps
Libya is a perfect case study for the shortcomings of Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy initiatives.
Pariscope: The Macron-Schäuble Axis
Is Germany’s elder statesman Wolfgang Schäuble the Berlin ally French President Emmanuel Macron never had?
Pariscope: Macron’s Obsession with Truth
The French President likes to make blunt statements that provoke public outrage. Berlin should brace for more to come.
Pariscope: The Italian Job
Emmanuel Macron is trying to mend fences with Rome.
Pariscope: Macron’s Lucky Streak
The changing of the guard in Brussels offers the French president the chance of a new beginning in Europe.
Macron Dusts Off the De Gaulle Playbook
Emmanuel Macron has turned to an old strategy: leveraging France’s budding rapprochement with Moscow.
The Price of Overcoming Unanimity
The European Union often fails to make its mark on global affairs due to internal divisions. Scrapping the unanimity requirement for European foreign policy positions could help—but it can’t come without burden-sharing.
Alone Among Nationalists
Marine Le Pen risks being sidelined—at home and in Europe.