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How the Russia-Ukraine War Turned the Political Climate in France Upside Down

ho would have thought that French President Emmanuel Macron and the Muslim minority living under pressure in France especially during his term, would breathe a sigh of relief at the same time, for the same reason, albeit for a temporary period! The war launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2022, on the grounds of the “demilitarizing and de-Nazification of Ukraine,” turned the political climate in France upside down.

Report on Sex Crimes by the Catholic Church Shocks France

In their explanations, the commission members were careful to guard against a misreading of this sudden decrease that lasted 25 years: first, that downward trend stopped and was followed by a stagnation; second, the “virtuous” decrease was not in any way due to a sudden sanitization of the Catholic Church, but was a mere mathematical effect of the dramatic secularization and de-Catholicization of France, of the loss of both practice and faith that becomes so obvious during those exact same decades, and of the abrupt, massive, and continuous cuts in the number of priests, congregations, choirs, Catholic boarding schools, etc.

France’s Endless War in the Sahel

fter nearly three decades of rule and a ceaseless subordination to the interests of France, the killing of Chadian President Idriss Déby comes as a bombshell at a time when France is struggling to obtain the support of its European partners in its endless war in the Sahel, costing thousands of lives and nearly a billion euros per year.

“We Are Scared of Our Own Shadow”: An Interview with Raphael Liogier on Islamo-Paranoia in France

Following the discernibly hostile rhetoric of French President Emmanuel Macron against the Muslim communities in France, Faruk Yaslicimen and Nihan Duran interviewed French sociologist Raphael Liogier, professor at Sciences Po Aix (Institut d'Études Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence) and visiting scholar at Colombia University, on the history and current state of Islamophobia in France.