We’re not sure if the cure, the populist outsider, will work and make life better. but we are willing to experiment as the old certainties of representative politics wither.
France has been living under a a state of emergency for nearly two years. The president now wants to make some of its most controversial elements permanent law.
Emmanuel Macron's honeymoon period as French president is over.
Amid wider reforms to labour law, proposals to reduce subsidised jobs for the unemployed raise concerns.
Ambivalence among voters is reason to think about how democracy is working for us as a community. To keep democracy alive we need to be sceptical about the exercise of power and keep it in check.
The French president is calling for a series of conventions to shape future decisions. But these projects have a history of going awry.
The new French president has been accused of racism over comments about Africa's 'civilisational' problems.
The French president's orchestration of the Bastille Day military parade featuring a Daft Punk tune was a deft move that left Trump outmaneuvered, and positioned France as a force to contend with.
France and the US have always had their differences, but they've also proved strong and steady allies.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it's easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
Macron's portrait and taste in literature are full of political symbols to be sussed.
Having the same number of Cabinet positions doesn't mean women have the same amount of power.
International problems and local policies are integrally interwoven, whether the nationalists in Washington like it or not.
Populist parties like France's Front National typically stress traditional family values. So is it possible for them to appeal to traditional leftist voters like single women and the queer community?
A huge number of new politicians have joined the National Assembly after the 2017 election.
Despite a low voter turnout, the new French president has a solid majority in parliament. He will need it to push his reforms at home and in Europe.
Many French voters seems willing to give the new president and his party, La République en Marche, a broad mandate, even if they didn't initially support him.
France's new En Marche! party is on track to win 400 legislative seats, another victory for the country's young president.
India, the world's fourth-largest carbon emitter, long resisted calls to fight climate change. Now it is investing heavily in clean energy and expects to meet its Paris climate accord target early.
Emmanuel Macron may have won the presidential election, but his agenda could fail if his party doesn't get a majority in Parliament.