The State of Emergency: A Monster of Our own Creation

When former French president François Hollande declared a state of emergency in November 2015, after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, the government was clear on its intentions. Former prime minister Manuel Valls recommended the country remain in the state of emergency until ISIS was defeated. By that standard, it’s going to be a long time before civil […]

11 главных вызовов для нового президента Франции Эммануэля Макрона

This article was translated into Russian for Reed Media. The original can be read here. 14 мая 2017 года бывший инвестиционный банкир и министр экономики Эммануэль Макрон вступил в должность президента Франции. Во время предвыборной борьбы его даже называли «самым либеральным кандидатом в президенты за всю историю», но на своем посту он столкнется с давними […]

De Réckbléck vun der Woch [14/2017]

Heiansdo sinn Nouvellen zu Lëtzebuerg ze kleng fir ee ganzen Artikel driwwer ze schreiwen, dofir hei de Réckbléck vun dëser Woch. Wien d’lescht Woch verpasst huet, dee fënnt se hei. 

Has the European Union Maintained Peace in Europe?

This article was first published by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and can be found here. In the desperate-looking effort to make the European Union look appealing following the United Kingdom triggering Article 50 (which starts the process of the UK leaving the Union), many different statements about the EU are re-surfacing. A prominent […]

6 Non-“It’s Racism” Arguments to Reject Marine Le Pen

On the road to the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign is oddly similar to that of Donald Trump: confrontation with the media, nativism, and accusations of xenophobia. To avoid creating sympathy for the far-right candidate by throwing labels at her, let’s give substantive reasons to oppose her. Here are six reasons to […]

Juppé vs. Fillon: The Divide of French Conservatism

Thursday night marked the final Republican primary debate before Sunday’s vote. Former Prime Minister François Fillon and Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppé qualified for the knockout-round in the first round vote last week. Juppé and Fillon do not only represent two types of charismatic leaders, they lay out two different visions of French conservatism.