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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.

France: The National Front's Defeat Was Predictable

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Predictions of FN triumph were so wrong because of weak knowledge of French history and political institutions. The Fifth Republic's electoral system is a permanent safeguard against the likelihood that extremist parties can win power.

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.

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.

Female Bodies 3: Forest Sex, Men in Silk & Pastoral Dreams

Frank Browning | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

In the upper spheres of the art world, notably the Louvre Museum's shimmering branch in Lens, the very heart of Le Pen country, it's back to the libertine frolics of 18th Century.

ISIS Pushes France Further Towards the Right

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
Lucia Annunziata

Beneath of all of this jargon, the French vote (which was the first to take place post-attack) indicates a swing in the political pendulum towards the right. It also shows the direction the next electoral season could take in Europe and America.

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 ...

ISIS Counts on Anger Over Paris to Advance Its Cause

Terrence G Peterson | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Terrence G Peterson

On Sunday, the governors of Michigan and Alabama announced that they would not accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks. By Tuesday, 26 others had followed suit. While such knee-jerking might get politicians a bump in the polls, they won't make Americans any safer.

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...

Geoffroy Clavel

How France's National Front Looks To Capitalize On The Greferendum

HuffingtonPost.com | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

In the wake of the referendum announcement, the National Front hopes to capitalize on the Greek example as it already has on the future British referendum so that it can promote its own strategy for the euro and a European Union exit.

French Far-Right Party Founder Says He's Ashamed Daughter Le Pen Bears His Name

AP | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — The founder of France's far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has decried the decision to suspend his membership in the party an...

Jean-Marie Le Pen Suspended From France's Far-Right National Front Party

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four ...

France's Far-Right Jean-Marie Le Pen Won't Seek Office After Family Feud

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far right symbol Jean-Marie Le Pen announced Monday that he will not run in upcoming regional elections, standing down amid a hi...

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...

Is This the France That You Want, Really?

Jacques Attali | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Jacques Attali

Since many French people today think that the National Front should govern, let us try to understand what would happen if support for France's far-right National Front continues to grow until 2017.

Far-Right Leader Leads French Presidential Poll

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

The leader of France's far-right National Front party came out on top in a new poll on potential 2017 presidential candidates. The survey, published i...

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.

France's Far-Right Sees Big Boost Following Charlie Hebdo Attacks

www.buzzfeed.com | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Encouraging poll numbers, a changing, more youthful image, and a fearful political and economic climate: These are the ingredients the National Front ...

Europe's Coming Battle

John Feffer | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

If these murders do not constitute a war, they nonetheless point to a deep conflict inside Europe. This conflict is not over whose religion is the one true religion. It is about the very identity of Europe.

Should The French National Front Party Be Part Of The Charlie Hebdo Tributes?

HuffPost France | Alexandre Boudet | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the honorary president of the National Front party, speculated in the French newspaper Le Figaro as to whether his far-right party ...

French Far-right Fails To Form EU Parliament Bloc

AP | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's far-right National Front has failed to form a political group in the European Parliament by Tuesday's deadline, crippling the ...

Europe's Populist Reformation

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

Journalists and pundits are treating this nationalism-inflected populism as if it were somehow a new phenomenon. In fact, this populism can be traced back to the end of the Cold War.