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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 | 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 | 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.

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...

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

François Hollande and the French Socialists: Failure Goes Deeper Than the European Elections

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.31.2014 | World
Ronald Tiersky

The French Socialists' failure in last Sunday's European parliament elections goes deeper in history. Their perennial weakness as a party has characterized French politics for a long time.

Toward a Government of National Unity in France

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

France is in danger. In Sunday's elections for the European Parliament, a quarter of France's citizens voted for the worst, choosing the party that was not only anti-Europe but also anti-France.

Anti-Immigration Movement Founded By Man Convicted Of Anti-Semitism Leads France's Polls

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

PARIS (AP) — An anti-immigration movement founded by a man repeatedly convicted of anti-Semitism now leads polls in France. The mainstream conservat...

No, France Is Not Becoming Fascist

Scott Gunther | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Scott Gunther

On Sunday, May 25, the National Front, surprised the world by coming in first place in European parliament elections with 25 percent of the vote. Despite what you might read in the underbelly of the Internet, it is not a sign that France is turning "fascist" for several reasons.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Jack Schimmelman

Dasha. Photo by Tania. Used with permission. If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution. So said Emma Goldman more than 100 year...

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.