French President Macron Is Right, NATO Is Brain Dead Without U.S. Leadership

By Robert E. Hunter  French President Emanuel Macron has said, “What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO.” He attributes much of that to his belief that “European countries…can no longer rely on America to defend NATO… Continue Reading  

Is France Moving Against the MEK?

By Eldar Mamedov On October 30, a volley of tweets attributed to Alexis Kohler, chief of staff of the French President Emmanuel Macron, announced that France, taking into account the “negative consequences” of the presence of the National Council of… Continue Reading  

Who are These “Jihadists” Who Are Defeating the French Army in the Sahel?

by Rémi Carayol The French army takes pride in regularly announcing “victories” in the Sahel, where it has been operating for five years under the name “Operation Barkhane.” These may be the destruction of munitions dumps, motor vehicles or camps… Continue Reading  

The Indispensable Mediator: Europe’s Role in the U.S.-Iran Dispute

by Ellie Geranmayeh Tensions between Iran and the United States have risen to a dangerous new level. Recent attacks on Saudi Arabia – which the US blames on Tehran – severely disrupted global oil supplies, prompting President Donald Trump to consider… Continue Reading  

Can Macron’s Iran Initiative Succeed?

by Nader Entessar and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi In the aftermath of the G7 summit, which was marked by the surprise appearance of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the obvious and exceedingly important question is whether President Emmanuel Macron’s (rather… Continue Reading