Golden Anniversary – A Tale of Two Countries

This week, France and Germany celebrated the fifty-year anniversary of the Treaty of Elysée, signed on January 22, 1963. The treaty was a phenomenal accomplishment, as France overlooked Germany’s previous occupation of France and considered her neighbor to be a trustworthy ally. At the time of the agreement, president Charles de Gaulle (France) and Chancellor […]

News Analysis: The Issues With Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

One of the first international issues President François Hollande will have to deal with in the coming months is Afghanistan. During the campaign, the new President pledged to withdraw soldiers from Afghanistan before the end of 2012, a year earlier than expected with his predecessor. In an interview with RTL – a popular French radio […]

François Hollande leaves the US after four days of international talks:

President François Hollande spent the last four days in the United States for his first official visit to the country as Commander-in-Chief. During the visit, he met with U.S. President Barrack Obama, attended the G8 summit at Camp David and joined the other NATO members in Chicago for the NATO summit. Hollande had four days […]

G8 and NATO Summits: The First Steps of the New French President.

The recently elected French President, François Hollande faces his first major challenge abroad with the G8 and NATO Summits held in United States this week. Hollande has promised his people a return to a  ‘normal’ presidency.  but it remains to be seen whether this strategy will be efficient on an international stage. The G8 and […]