France

Audio

France and Its Muslims

Listen to Stephanie Giry, senior editor for Foreign Affairs, discuss her article "France and Its Muslims" with students, as part of the Council's Academic Conference Call Series.

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Event

The Financial Crisis: A European Perspective

Speaker: Christine Lagarde

As the financial crisis spreads across the Atlantic, Europe’s four largest economies are working to formulate a coordinated response. At the end of what promises to be a significant week for Europe, join French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for a European perspective of the financial crisis and a discussion of possible policy options.

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First Take

Why Does France Want to Ban Burqas?

Author: Isobel Coleman

The passage of a burqa ban by the French National Assembly is a response to France's "idea of women's dignity," voter support, and a desire to blunt "the rise of fundamentalism," says CFR's Isobel Coleman.

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Interview

Why Franco-American Ties Matter

Charles A. Kupchan interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

President Hollande's state visit was an attempted boost for the United States' lead EU security partner and a sign of a more activist foreign policy in the White House, says CFR's Charles Kupchan.

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