France Cautiously Watches as Egyptian Turmoil Deepens

Speaking from a state visit to Tunisia, French President François Hollande addressed the populist military coup that has ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. While President Hollande refrained from directly condemning the coup, he urged the Egyptian military to respect the democratic process, and expressed his hope for a return to civilian rule in the country. […]

France Faces Criticism over Malian Intervention as Humanitarian Questions Arise

As new humanitarian concerns arise over the situation in Mali, tensions on the ground there have been highlighted by analysts and reporters. Several incidents of retaliation have been reported in recently liberated cities against both “white faces” (Arabic and Tuareg) and black Africans believed to have collaborated with the Islamists. Worse still, summary executions were […]

France Takes Stance on Syrian Conflict

On Wednesday August 8th, former President Nicolas Sarkozy and the President of the Syrian National Council, M. Abdel Basset Sieda, expressed themselves on the current Syrian crisis. Criticized by the left, applauded by the UMP, this declaration has at least taken credit for sparking a reaction from François Hollande. Following the declaration of Gérard Araud, […]