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While Trump Champions The Alt-Right In America, Putin Spreads Its Ideology Through Europe

Brian Tashman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Brian Tashman

Russia under Putin's leadership has been promoting ultraconservative political groups in Europe with the goal of weakening the EU and the liberalism, democracy and cultural pluralism that comes with it.

Jesse Jackson Had Dinner With France's Most Notorious Racist

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 05.11.2016 | World

Reverend Jesse Jackson has found himself at the center of political controversy in France after dining with Jean-Marie Le Pen, former leader of the co...

Trump: Foreign Policy's Useful Idiot?

John Feffer | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

For all his earlier flirtations with the Democratic Party, the Donald is a product of the same right-wing extremism that has flushed moderates out of the Republican Party, reduced political discourse to a debate over the relative size of bank accounts and genitalia, and revealed "politically incorrect" talk to be naked racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Trump is a rogue elephant, and he might just lead the entire herd over the electoral cliff. It's a drama that's almost Shakespearian in its combination of low comedy and fratricidal bloodletting.

Trump Finds Support In Europe From Only The Most Controversial On Far Right

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.04.2016 | World

One of the originators of Europe's far-right populist movement came out in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday. In a...

Paris Attacks and Europe's Response to the Refugee Crisis

European Horizons | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
European Horizons

While the French authorities continue to investigate the ferocious terrorist act that significantly increased a sense of insecurity among the French and their fellow European citizens, a number of European leaders are raising their concerns in regards to the ongoing refugee crisis while criticizing the EU's response.

Reading Charlie Hebdo in Context

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

Whether one enjoys Charlie Hebdo's cartoons or finds them offensive, George Orwell's words seem to capture the heart of the matter: "If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

Jean-Marie Le Pen suspendu du FN, la présidence d'honneur va être supprimée

Le HuffPost | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Denver

FRONT NATIONAL - C'est une sanction lourde pour le fondateur du Front national. Pour la première fois depuis 1972, Jean-Marie Le Pen n'est plus membr...

Le Pen and Le Pen, Enough, Already!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Enough of the indecent psychodrama surrounding Marine Le Pen and her father. Enough of the indulgent, sentimental, and voyeuristic commentary about the daughter "sacrificing" a poor King Lear, leaving him to rave on his moor in St. Cloud. And most of all, enough of the obscene political whitewashing that the entire affair has enabled. Because, after all, what is the reality?

Family Feud At Top Of National Front Rages On

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

PARIS, April 10 (Reuters) - French National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen rejected on Friday a call from his daughter, the party's leader, to leave ...

France's National Front's Le Pen Tells Her Father To Step Down From Politics

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

PARIS, April 9 (Reuters) - France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen urged her father Jean-Marie to withdraw from political life and said she wou...

A Bitter Family Feud Deepens Within France's National Front

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

(Adds Jean-Marie Le Pen statement) PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - A bitter family feud between National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her...

NATO's Future Rises to Focus of U.S. Presidential Election 2016?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.

Ebola Emissions

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.08.2014 | Media
Paul Stoller

The coverage of the Ebola outbreak is a window into how ill-informed we are about disease, geography and culture. It reinforces stereotypes of Africa as a "country," in which medieval African villagers unwittingly spread medieval Third World diseases into First World spaces.

French Right-Wing Party In Trouble Over Anti-Semitic Remark

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

One of the big winner's of Europe's parliamentary elections, France's National Front Party, is embroiled in scandal and infighting after recent remark...

France: The Makeover of the National Front

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The National Front's victory on May 25 is a warning shot for the 2017 presidential elections, particularly for the Socialist Party of François Hollande, who has already said he will not run if he cannot improve the unemployment rate.

Foreign Climate: Why European Right-Wingers Should Be Tree Huggers

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.

French Politician Says Ebola Would Solve Europe's 'Immigration Problem'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

The far-right party he founded is the frontrunner in France's European elections this week, but Jean-Marie Le Pen is courting global outrage for sugge...

DCMF's Future Questioned After Head Toppled

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.07.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The first blow came with news Jan Keulen, director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF), was told he was canned, with no reason given for his d...

Address to the Republican Right, Confronted With the New Lepenist Offensive

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Today, nearly forty years after its founding and, whatever the result of the presidential election, the real battle against the Front National begins.

Another French Revolution

Daniel Nehemia | Posted 05.07.2012 | Teen
Daniel Nehemia

Two months before France chooses her next president, more and more people are talking about the battle between current president Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist candidate Francois Hollande.

Madame Le Pen Does Not Love France

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.27.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It's true that Marine Le Pen spends a great deal of energy trying to de-demonize her party and convince people that it has changed. But it is nonetheless true that this "change" doesn't go so far as a clear repudiation of the antisemitic provocations her father was so fond of.