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Politics In Response to Terrorism

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

Muslims do commit murder and other crimes just like killers and criminals of other religious persuasions. But we should not indict a whole group because some from their ranks are capable of carrying out unspeakable acts of violence.

Europe: North And South

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Spain has tilted slightly to the left and, for the first time in post Franco history, is about to experience some sort of coalition government.

No Celebration in France Over Blocking Le Pen

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France dodged the bullet in Sunday's second round of regional elections, but the threat from the extreme right remains a dark cloud over election post-mortems. Mainstream French politicians expressed relief this week that they had turned back a bid by Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Front that threatened to win control of six of France's 13 regions.

James Foley's Parents Condemn French Far Right Leader For Tweeting Photos Of ISIS Killings

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.17.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday took down a tweet showing the killing of American reporter James Foley after his...

The French Rally To The Republic

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

marine le pen The French turned out, en masse, to say that they did not want to see the Le Pen gang take possession of their regions. That is the most important lesson from Sunday's vote, and it is a reassuring one. But what caused the nation to right itself?

The Front National Must Be Put in a European Perspective

Jean-Yves Camus | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Jean-Yves Camus

Rather than sudden and table-overturning victories, the future of the radical right in Western Europe possibly lies in a capacity to be maintained in the very long-term, in modifying their "revolutionary" dimension and in being satisfied with it being a force of rebalancing at the heart of the right.

French Regional Elections: The 'Crazy' Is Everywhere

Anne Sinclair | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Anne Sinclair

The "crazy" is everywhere. The question is whether, after the fear subsides, the varying political forces will return to "business as usual" as if nothing fundamental has changed in French politics.

Why Voters Won't Keep Bailing Out France's Mainstream

Cas Mudde | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

It is often said that politicians live for the day, lacking both a historical perspective and a long-term vision. In many ways the same can be said about media reporting on politics.

French Far Right Party Collapses In Runoff Elections

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.13.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) -- Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front collapsed in French regional elections Sunday after dominating the first round of voting, poll...

Even This Far-Right Leader Says She Wouldn't Go As Far As Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

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The 2-Party System Is Supposed To Stop People Like Trump. It's Not.

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- France and the United States think of themselves as sibling founders of modern republican democracy -- and of a two-party system that s...

What Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump Have in Common

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France's wrenching shift to the right in last Sunday's regional elections should serve as a warning to American liberals.

It Would Be Pointless To Add Disgrace To Defeat

Dominique Sopo | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Dominique Sopo

Despite this buffet of culpability on the part of politicians and the media, the responsibility of voting still lies with the voters, among whom we've seen two problematic trends: abstaining, and voting for the National Front.

The Threat to Democratic France

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

marine le pen On Sunday, France's worst side won the first round. It must not win the second. This coming Sunday, will the Front National, a despicable party led by a nepotistic clique replete with ex-cons pining for the good old days of wedge politics, gain control of entire regions of the country?

Well, There We Have It...

Anne Sinclair | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
Anne Sinclair

I am not convinced that, contrary to the enthusiastic claims of Florian Philippot, the FN vote was a "vote of love." At least, let's hope it isn't the case! But it is, at the very least, a vote of fear.

France's Far-Right National Front Win Big In Regional Elections

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.06.2015 | World

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - France's far-right National Front pulled off an historic win on Sunday, topping the vote nationally in the first round of re...

Islam, Republicans and the Far Right

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What makes the Republicans discourse' on Islam and the Muslim world dangerous is that it is disseminated through a wide and powerful network of media outlets and rightwing think tanks then consumed by a public with no direct contact or firsthand knowledge of the Muslim world.

Europe's Far Right Seeks To Exploit Post-Paris Attack Fears

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.18.2015 | World

In the wake of the Paris terror attacks that killed at least 129 people on Friday, Europe's nationalist parties have renewed calls for borders to be ...

Le Pen: France Must 'Annihilate' Islamist Radicals

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

PARIS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - France must "annihilate" Islamist radicals and regain control of its borders, the far-right National Front party leader Mar...

"You're Not Welcome Here," French Mayor Tells Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

The mayor of one southern French city has a blunt message for incoming Syrian refugees: "You're not welcome here. You need to leave." Robert...

Based On TV Images, Front National Leader Decides Refugees Are 99% Men

HuffPost France | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

While French President Francois Hollande announced on Monday night that France would welcome 24,000 additional migrants and refugees over the next...

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Howard Fineman

From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surren...

Europe's Far-Right Parties Form Group In EU Parliament

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — A coalition of far-right, anti-immigrant parties in the European Parliament announced Tuesday they are uniting to form a political g...

Pre-Summer Reading: The Languages of Reaction, of the French, of Film, of Fatal Denial, of Healthy Debate

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

If you wish to know what unites, at the deepest level, the fans of jihadism, new-wave Le Pen-ism, and Vladimir Putin's Eurasia project, then read, without delay, Raphaël Glucksmann's Génération gueule de bois.