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France 2017
France 2017
Mélenchon Gets a Boost in French Race

The far-left presidential contender is enjoying a surge. If he is eliminated, will his supporters turn out to defeat Le Pen?

France 2017
Macron Takes the Lead in French Race

The stars are aligning for Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential race, with a new poll showing him winning the first round.

France 2017
Centrist French Contender Throws in with Macron

The unpredictable French presidential election has taken a new turn in favor of independent candidate Emmanuel Macron.

France 2017
Fillon Says He’s in It to Win It

France’s embattled conservative presidential contender, Francois Fillon, says that he will be staying in the race till the bitter end.

France 2017
Fillon Won’t Back Down Amid Scandal

Francois Fillon is standing his ground amid a corruption scandal that has sent his poll numbers plummeting.

France 2017
Marine Le Pen’s Frexit Pitch

Le Pen’s description of the Euro as a “knife in the ribs” forcing countries to go where their people don’t want to go is sadly accurate.

France 2017
France’s Ridiculous Email Law

Maybe France isn’t ready for Thatcherism after all.

France 2017
Fillon Defeats French Favorite

Fillon is now the favorite to win the presidential elections in 2017.

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Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

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As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.


A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

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