Macron’s Attempt to Exploit Algerian Gas Unlikely to Succeed

Macron’s Attempt to Exploit Algerian Gas Unlikely to Succeed

Amid the search for diversification of energy sources, France seems ready to resume some of its colonial ties with Algeria. The African country is an important gas producer and can help Europe with supplies at this time of widespread shortages as consequence of anti-Russian sanctions. However, it remains to be seen whether it is in…

France Is Not at War, But from Macron’s Rhetoric You Would Think Otherwise

France Is Not at War, But from Macron’s Rhetoric You Would Think Otherwise

Earlier this summer, French President Emmanuel Macron evoked the country’s “entry into a war economy in which I believe we will organize ourselves in the long term.” It would have sounded familiar to anyone who paid attention during the Covid-19 pandemic. Announcing the first Covid lockdowns in March 2020, Macron said six times that France…

Mali Reminded Macron That France Has Lost Its Hegemony Over West Africa

Mali Reminded Macron That France Has Lost Its Hegemony Over West Africa

By responding to his insults in the confident way that they just did, Mali’s military-led transitional government reminded Macron that France has lost its hegemony over West Africa even though it’s expected that Paris will continue pushing back against this trend through Hybrid Warfare. Mali’s military-led transitional government sharply responded to French President Macron’s smears…

Africa Remains at the Center of a 21st Century Cold War

Africa Remains at the Center of a 21st Century Cold War

Several geopolitical powers are seeking to enhance their influence and cooperation with the continent of Africa. United States President Joe Biden announced during July that he would host a summit with African leaders at the White House in December. This announcement by Biden comes in the aftermath of several important political developments which have exposed…

Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Long gone is the time when France could leverage its network of influence in “Françafrique” to turn hearts and minds against its geopolitical opponents like Russia, not to mention the ease with which it was previously able to pull off countless coups there for protecting its interests. Instead, all that its head of state can…