Opinion – A Daunting Agenda for France’s EU Presidency

Alexander Brotman • Jan 9 2022 • Articles

Often presented as a grand strategist with outsized, grandiose ambitions, Macron’s greatest challenge may be in just containing Europe rather than expanding its powers and capabilities.

Opinion – Macron’s Pivot Towards Russia

Kareem Salem • Aug 22 2020 • Articles

In a world increasingly dictated by heightened power competition, Macron believes he can turn Putin into an important security partner for Europe.

The Evolution of International Relations in France

French approaches to IR which sit between a sociology of IR and international political sociology might prepare scholars to increase their international impact.

Interview – Christian Lequesne

E-International Relations • Nov 25 2019 • Features

Christian Lequesne discusses European Union politics, the role and current challenges faced by diplomats, French diplomacy post-Brexit and the method of observation.

The New EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: a New Breath to Free Trade

Vivian Daniele Rocha Gabriel • Sep 4 2019 • Articles

The EU-MERCOSUR Trade Agreement should be seen as a reaction to protectionism, it means that the international rule-oriented order is still alive for important actors.

China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

Afa'anwi Ma'abo Che • Aug 7 2019 • Articles

Any curtailment to China’s ambitions in Franc Zone Africa would only dent people’s prospects of benefiting from its unmatched commitment to the continent.

Interview – Céline Pajon

E-International Relations • Jun 13 2019 • Features

Céline Pajon talks to us about the impact of Abenomics, France-Japan relations, as well as Japan’s increasing assertiveness and France’s role in the Asia-Pacific region.

Future of Popular Geopolitics: Croatia, Affective Nationalism and the World Cup

MašaKolanović • Oct 30 2018 • Articles

In looking at popular geopolitics as a kind of “post-language”, we can use sport as a metaphor of national identity.

The Day after Tomorrow: The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Victor Gigleux • Sep 18 2018 • Articles

The EU should lead a multi-dimensional diplomacy to rebuild trust and secure the participation of the original signatories on the basis of a more comprehensive agreement.

The European Court of Human Rights and Face Veil Bans

Eva Brems • Feb 21 2018 • Articles

While face veil bans may not dramatically reduce the small number of face veil wearers in Europe, it does have a strong impact on the lifestyle of these women.

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Sara Salem • Dec 18 2017 • Features

Peter Hudis’ book is a concise yet rich contribution to the literature on the life and work of Frantz Fanon, which convincingly demonstrates Fanon’s continued relevance.

Europe in the Macron Era: En Marche Once More?

Susi Dennison • Jun 12 2017 • Articles

Following Macron’s victory, Europe’s leaders must show that the EU can provide the opportunities it promises, through delivery on the issues that voters care about most.

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