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May 3, 2017

Trade
A demonstrator wears an EU flag. Reprieve or Reform in Europe?

MILAN – The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s …

Feb 1, 2017

France
President of France.jpg How Powerful Is France’s President?

The winner of the presidential election this spring will heavily influence how France approaches foreign and domestic issues, including its future with the European Union.

Apr 19, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Play RTX332FT_EC.jpg A Conversation With Benoît Cœuré

Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.

Jul 16, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
More Evidence That LIBOR Is Hazardous to Economic Health

Central bankers necessarily spend a great deal of time studying economic and market data that they believe to be forward-looking indicators of the economy’s health.  One such is the so-called “LIB…

May 7, 2015

China
Chinese Catholics attend a Christmas eve mass at a church near the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi province. Christianity in China

Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.

Apr 25, 2016

Greece
Play RTX1H5DP_EC.jpg Yanis Varoufakis on the Future of Greece and the Eurozone

Yanis Varoufakis discusses the Greek economy, austerity measures in the European Union, and challenges facing the Eurozone.

Nov 24, 2015

Global
Five Things to Watch at Paris Climate Summit

The Paris talks have been built up as a critical moment for confronting climate change, making even the perception of success important for momentum on lowering carbon emissions, writes CFR’s Michael…

Mar 12, 2009

France
French Military Strategy and NATO Reintegration

France’s move to rejoin NATO’s integrated military command structure reflects a shift in French strategic thinking about new reliance on allies and diminished projection of unilateral power abroad.

Oct 27, 2011

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: NATO in Libya, the G20 Meets, “7 Billion Day”

A French jet returns from a mission in Libya to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to discuss NAT…