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.
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A French trial will use virtual reality headsets to trigger empathy in perpetrators. But previous research findings suggest we need to be sceptical of claims about what the technology can do.
Pas de sucre ? Pas de souci !
It’s one of the most common expressions used in French but also one of the most controversial. A linguist explains why “pas de souci” is no mere English import.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says other countries won’t trust Australia after Scott Morrison deceived the French
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
The perception in France of a reversal of strategy is in fact a coherent move for Australia, in line with 200 years of Australian diplomatic tradition – for better or worse.
Metamorphosis of Lyriste plebejus: the cicada, finally out of the ground, transforms from the larval stage to its adult appearance.
The Massif des Maures was devastated by fires this year, but the region’s hardy cicadas continued to sing thanks to their unique survival methods.
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.
General Mahamat Idriss Déby at the funeral of his father Chadian president Idriss Deby.
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Chad’s political institutions are corroded by corrupt politics to a degree that make true political reforms highly unlikely.
Former president Laurent Gbagbo may be a rallying figure for opposition movement in Cote d'Ivoire.
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Former president Laurent Gbagbo’s interest in forming a new party reflects an opportunity to re-imagine opposition politics in Cote d’ Ivoire.
Mauritanian soldiers stand guard at a G5 Sahel task force command post, in November 2018 in the southeast of Mauritania near the border with Mali.
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The political will displayed by the Sahel member countries of the G5 Task Force appears to be out of step with the actual capabilities of their armies.
World Hijab Day started in the U.S. and is one way women have asserted pride in wearing a headscarf.
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Day 5 our Understanding Islam series. For some Muslim women, wearing a hijab can be a religious act but Muslim women’s clothing isn’t entirely about faith. It has been used – and is still used – as an assertion of identity.
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Baker will be the sixth woman, first entertainer and first Black woman to enter after a successful petition from her family and fans.
Police patrol outside the Embassy of Taiwan in Port-au-Prince on July 9, 2021, after 11 suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse broke into its embassy in an attempt to flee.
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Local power struggles and strong US interests have long shaped political leadership – and presidential assassinations – in Haiti, limiting nation-building projects on the Caribbean island.
The Grand Véfour has been serving fine dining to Parisians for more than 200 years.
The first restaurants in Paris were based on the medicinal powers of soup, but these establishments soon transformed into the temples to gastronomy we know today.
The ecological cost of the deadly fires in southern France will be enormous. Scientists and residents will have to find a way to rebuild together.
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.