Zemmour’s ideas are nothing new.
Zemmour’s statements about universalism, assimilation and “separatism” have deep roots in the history of the French Republic.
French President Emmanuel Macron talks to U.S. President Joe Biden at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2021.
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Despite a ‘major breach of trust,’ the recent spat between France and the US corresponds to a long cycle of conflict and rapprochement between the two countries.
After mishandling its cancellation of the French submarines contract, the Morrison government is making things worse by suggesting the French really must have, or should have, known what was coming.
Military intervention by Rwanda and SADC only buys time for Mozambique to address lack of development in its northern region.
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Rwanda’s military intervention in Mozambique’s war against Islamic insurgents has included a request that Mozambique rein in Rwandan opposition members on its soil
The French submarine deal offered Australia a way to diversify its international partners beyond its traditional allies, the US and UK. Now, this relationship is in tatters.
France has undergone thirteen major political shifts since 1789, and yet there have been very few major changes to the country’s elite.
A woman holds a sign reading ‘Islamophobia – that’s enough’ at a protest against the separatism law, February 2021.
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The term “separatist” has a long history in France. Now it’s being used to target Muslims in a new law.
French president, Emmanuel Macron: trapped in an endless cycle of crisis.
Sky-high abstention rates reveal the weakness of Emmanuel Macron’s political project.
A ground crew member transports the COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa.
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The inefficient vaccine allocation rules currently in place must be replaced by new cooperative institutional structures and more concrete steps by the Group of Twenty (G20) countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French troops during his 2017 visit to France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Gao, northern Mali.
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French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
French president Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath on a mass grave at the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 27 May 2021.
It will take time for Rwandans, especially those who suffered or witnessed the genocide, to trust France again.
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Commemorations have slowly become more muted over the years due to the racist and misogynistic aspects of his rule
The storm over the construction of the grand mosque in Strasbourg has been long brewing.
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Strasbourg officials are within their right to allow public funds to be used to build what may be the largest mosque in Europe. But that hasn’t stopped the backlash
A man receives the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a private medical office, in Paris.
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Stockpiles of this vaccine are going unused in France and Germany, and unfounded criticism of it may be partly to blame.
On December 8, 2020, Paris’s Olympia Theatre protested that cultural venues were seen as “not essential” by the government.
The French government, by prioritizing only “essential” sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic, is ignoring the importance of its culture and cultural assets.
The feeling of solidarity towards other EU countries differs from one area to another.
A recent survey conducted in eight European countries provides a snapshot of citizens’ views of their own countries’ leaders as well as those who influence the future of the EU.
French Health Minister Olivier Véran receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine on February 8, 2021.
Using the physical representation of a public figure to provoke an emotional response and encourage a certain action is a well-known strategy. Can it work for the COVID-19 vaccine?
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The protests, which have lasted for weeks, have become embroiled with deep anxieties in France about decolonisation, policing, the limits to secularism and the place of Muslims in French society.
Muslim schools can provide a place for girls to study while wearing headscarves.
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School reforms pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron are aimed at pushing Muslim students into public schools. An expert explains why this may be the wrong approach.
The Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia. The sheer number of seracs gives the impression that the glacier’s surface is covered in dragon scales.
The parable of the dragons underlines the need to apprehend glacier disappearance in a transdisciplinary way, to create a dialogue between the physical, ecological and philosophical sciences.