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Dominique de Villepin is a French politician who served as the Prime Minister of France from 31 May 2005 to 17 May 2007.

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To Raise the Voice in View of the Massacre in Gaza

(38) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 7:48 PM

Today, to raise one's voice, in view of the massacre perpetrated in Gaza is, and I write this with conscience, France's duty. France, whose commitment to the existence and the security of Israel is unwavering, but who, at the same time, cannot neglect the rights and duties of Israel in...

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Will the Clash of Identities Consume Us?

(6) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:35 PM

These comments are adapted from a talk to the World Cultural Forum in Shanghai on June 18, 2014.

SHANGHAI -- Since 2001, we have entered a vicious cycle of a clash of civilizations. We have not seen the bottom of it yet. And 2014 has been a cruel year for...

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Controlling Risk in a World of Risks

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 9:10 AM

The ratings business is at a crossroads. The recent report of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has once again pointed to the major defects of the pre-crisis rating organization. The ratings of the Big Three rating agencies, Moody's, Fitch and Standard& Poor's are criticized for their potential conflicts...

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An Improbable Odyssey

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 11:58 AM

Dominique de Villepin is auctioning his political library, which includes some exceptional pieces such as a document proving that Jan Karski wrote about the final solution as early as 1942. The catalogue of the auction of the political library of Dominique de Villepin may be browsed online at

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Guerre en Irak: «Éviter un choc des civilisations»

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 10:22 AM

Ce ne sont pas seulement dix ans qui séparent l'intervention en Irak de 2003 et aujourd'hui, mais deux mondes.

Le monde d'aujourd'hui est tout à fait différent, d'abord parce que l'Amérique de Barack Obama semble n'avoir que très peu à voir avec celle de l'administration Bush.
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Imagining a New Form of Power

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 8:47 AM

Between the intervention in Iraq in 2003 and today, there are not only ten years, there are two worlds.

It's a wholly different world first, because there seems to be very little in common between the America of the Bush administration and the America of Barack Obama.

A wholly...

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Obama's Second Chance

(18) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 9:42 AM

So, "forward" it goes. It's a second chance more than a second mandate. This means that President Obama will need to make tough and thorough choices. Going forward can mean keeping the same old path, because moving is more important than being headed somewhere. That's obstination more than progress. But...

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Once Upon a Time, There Was America

(37) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 11:33 AM

Once upon a time, there was Obama. It was only four years ago. A symbol of hope for the whole world because America, through this election, became again what it had always been for other parts of the world, the land of the possible.

The last years have been a...

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Moyen-Orient, trois erreurs et une seule solution collective

(2) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 9:20 AM

La politique étrangère est désormais au centre du débat présidentiel. Comment pourrait-il en être autrement, quand la télévision déborde d'obus explosant à la Mosquée omeyyade d'Alep, de menaces de marées noires dans le Détroit d'Ormuz, de la douleur d'avoir perdu un fonctionnaire exemplaire, qui...

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Middle East, Three Mistakes and One Collective Solution

(194) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 11:58 AM

Foreign policy is now at the center of the presidential debate. How could it not be so, when the TV screens flare up with shells exploding in the Ummeyade Mosque of Aleppo, with oil spilling threats in the Ormuz Strait, with grieving about the death of an exemplary civil servant,...

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The Other America

(33) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 10:03 AM

America is changing. Not only the United States, not only North America but the whole continent and particularly Latin America. It's a part of the world where I feel more at home than in any other, a continent I feel deeply rooted in. It's a part of the world that...

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America and the World: The Power to Share Power

(93) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 12:15 PM

A new world is rising, in which growing disorder looms on every continent and in which global anarchy prevails.

In the Middle East, where tens of thousands of Syrians are dying in a civil war, we are reminded every day a bit more of the horrors of Lebanon in the...

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