Macron’s statement is not new to the French political elite, which since Algeria’s independence in 1962 has been playing the colonial history card on every occasion for internal political consumption in 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.
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.
n 2019, Emmanuel Macron assigned a commission of historians to research France's role in the mass killing of Tutsis in Rwanda.
uslims are a problem for France today, as they were in the colonial period.
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.
lasphemy is not a crime in France since the French Revolution regardless of the offensiveness or severity of the act.
Not only by France, but the entire West.
as Daesh, which fell into decline in Syria, lent a hand to Macron while he was escaping from the Yellow Vests? The harshest criticism on Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria came from France.
Since the beginning of the Yellow Vests protests in France, 10 people have been killed, 4,500 people have been detained and 1000 people have been injured.
Colonial Past Haunts France (II): The case of General Aussaresses as an Attempt to Vindicate the French State
t was a few years after France recognized the responsibility of the Vichy government in the Holocaust, who collaborated with Germany under the Nazi invasion.
hile it has not yet accepted that the state directly engaged in systematic torture, France has finally recognized that the French state instigated a system that led to torture during the Algerian war.
Why would otherwise a very successful European television channel – Euronews – reserve airtime? At stake: a broadcast from the day before President Erdogan took off for France and now available in a printable online summary, ‘What next for EU-Turkey relations?’ quoted Mr.
n a strategic move, Turkey signed a letter of intent with France and Italy to develop its national missile defense systems – fending off the assumptions that Turkey was moving away from its NATO alliance after signing an agreement with Russia in September to buy S-400 surface-to air missiles.
In France, where Gerard Araud, was terrified by Trump being elected president, there will be an election in 4 months.
VIDEO: How Political Borders Are Redrawn in the Balkans, Caucasus and the Middle EastThe potential capabilities in many African countries in the sector of defense is likely to challenge the Western influence in the continent, especially with their interference in these countries, and as Turkey’s relations with Africa constitutes one of Turkey's significant foreign policy objectives, this strategic partnership have recently made some Western and post-colonial states including France anxious and fear that Turkey’s presence might threaten their economic, military and geopolitical interests.
After all, Najib Mikati’s government did not see the light despite the immense effort and pressure France’s Elysée exerted over 13 months up until French President Emmanuel Macron received a nod from the Iranians following the installment of their new hardline administration in Tehran.
to Australia, replacing France as a supplier of nuclear-powered submarines.