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.
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Despite being led by different presidents over the past six decades, the French government's policy on Africa has been faithful to its neo-colonial roots. Will Macron's government be any different?
President Macron is known for his excellent grasp of English, but his top team are also rather good at German.
The new French president has announced a cabinet with members from the left, right and greens.
Social democratic parties across the continent are struggling for different reasons. They can learn from each other to bounce back.
If the UK fails to maintain its global outlook, it could lose business to a globalist France.
France's president-elect made his name in the global arena, and has a diplomatic bent. Revitalising French foreign policy may well be among his early successes.
The self-confessed europhile will need to respond to concerns about the EU if he is to succeed as French president.
Reforming France's intelligence and policing practices will be a big political battle.
He is a strident europhile, but that doesn't mean France's new leader is out to punish the UK for Brexit.
Macron's win showed France is internationalist, outward looking, pro-EU and free market-oriented; Le Pen's rise revealed that it's also nationalist, protectionist, anti-EU and suspicious of outsiders.
Being president of France won't be easy for Emmanuel Macron. Without the support of an established political party, his legislative agenda may go nowhere fast.