Michael Moran argues that on security issues, at least, France and U.S. appear to agree on need to act.
CFR's Célia Belin discusses the recent French presidential debate and the challenges, persistent unemployment and security issues, facing the candidates.
French President Francois Hollande visited the United States, from February 10-12, 2014. In Washington, he met with President Barack Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, directors of the IMF and the World Bank, and met with several American CEOs.
The French Government released its declassified assessment of the August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria.
The French government published a white paper on June 17, 2008, which, according to its introduction, "substantially redefines French strategy in a 15-year perspective, embracing both defense and national security." On April 29, 2013, the government released its fourth defense reform paper, which freezes the budget, further reduces personnel and equipment in addition to 2008 cuts, and focuses on intelligence gathering, cyberwarfare, and drones.
Secretary John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius held this press conference after their meeting on February 27, 2013. They discussed the Syrian crisis, negotiations with Iran, and terrorism in North Africa.
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was passed by the French National Assembly on August 26, 1789. The declaration expressed the ideas of the French Revolution and was incorporated into France's Constitution in 1791.