France Using Syria’s Kurds To Pressure Damascus And Ankara

France Using Syria’s Kurds To Pressure Damascus And Ankara

Turkey’s interests in French Muslims sees Paris rapidly build its relations with Syria’s Kurds. A Syrian Kurdish delegation went to Paris on July 19 to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. France bets on the Kurdish question to have some kind of role in Syria, to pressure Damascus and to curb Turkey’s significant influence. During his…

What Kind of Help Does Haiti Really Need?

What Kind of Help Does Haiti Really Need?

Recognizing Beijing as the legitimate government of a united China can unlock unparalleled developmental opportunities connected with the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), which is emerging as among the most important centerpieces of the global economy, especially in the post-pandemic era. The Caribbean nation of Haiti, the world’s first independent majority-black state but regrettably also…

Paris Announces Troops Withdrawal from Mali, Admitting Failure of Its Sahel Strategy

Paris Announces Troops Withdrawal from Mali, Admitting Failure of Its Sahel Strategy

France seems to have admitted its defeat in Mali. Last Friday, President Emmanuel Macron announced the closing of military bases and the withdrawal of troops from the African country, ending a long journey of occupation and conflicts that seriously damaged the entire structure of French foreign policy. After decades of interventionism, Paris recognizes its current…

Why the 1648 Westphalian Treaty Must Be Defended as a Remedy to the Unipolar ‘Rules-Based Order’

Why the 1648 Westphalian Treaty Must Be Defended as a Remedy to the Unipolar ‘Rules-Based Order’

The Peace of Westphalia, just like the American Revolution that it inspired, and the UN Charter that served as its continuation is like garlic to the Vampires of today’s Wall Street and City of London. The fact is that the Peace of Westphalia, just like the American Revolution that it inspired, and the UN Charter…

Franco-Russo Competition in the Central African Republic Doesn’t Have to be Zero-Sum

Franco-Russo Competition in the Central African Republic Doesn’t Have to be Zero-Sum

France seems to regard its competition with Russia in the Central African Republic as a zero-sum game, but it doesn’t have to be like that since both Great Powers can contribute in their own way to that country’s development. The French Foreign Minister dramatically claimed last week that “In the Central African Republic, there is…