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  • Commentary posted November 6, 2007 by Peter Brookes A Friend in France-Finally

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the recently elected leader of America's oldest ally - and possibly the most pro-U.S. president in France's history - begins his first official visit to the United States today, a country he's called the world's "greatest democracy." During a two-day visit, Sarkozy will meet with President Bush, go to George Washington's home at Mount Vernon and -…

  • Commentary posted July 2, 2013 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. France Embraces the War on Terror

    The world has turned upside down. A few years ago, it was common for Europeans to lecture Americans on how badly Washington had mishandled global terrorism. Terrorists should be treated as criminals, they said. The war metaphor was simply not appropriate. Fast forward to this Thursday. French interior minister Manuel Valls was in town, meeting with Attorney General Eric…

  • Commentary posted March 10, 2010 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Owen Graham A Franco-Russian Rapprochement Again

    Russian President Dmitri Medvedev traveled to Paris last week for a three-day visit and to launch a new strategic partnership with France. The new Franco-Russian embrace is marked by major arms sales, a space deal, lucrative energy contracts, and greater market access -- all under the banner of a blossoming personal relationship between Mr. Medvedev and French President…

  • Backgrounder posted February 11, 1991 by Michael G. Wilson Is Haiti Turning Into Another Cuba?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 2/11/91 155 IS HAITI TURNING INTO ANOTHER CUBA? (Updating Backgrounder 746, "Haiti's Continuing Challenge to U.S. Policy Makers," January 18, 1990.) Haiti last week joined the ranks of the Western Hemisphere's democratic nations, leaving Cuba to stand as the sole dictatorship in the Americas. Internationally supervised…

  • Issue Brief posted May 20, 2014 by Luke Coffey, Daniel Kochis U.S. Should Condemn Spain and France’s Military Support to the Russian Federation

    As Russia continues to occupy Crimea and back political instability in eastern Ukraine, there are some NATO members that continue to provide Russia with military support. Spain allows the Russian navy use of its ports, and France is selling two amphibious assault ships to Russia. This behavior is unbecoming of 21st-century NATO allies. The U.S. should work with…

  • Backgrounder posted April 21, 1977 by Milton R. Carter's Energy Program

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3 April 21, 1977 CA R TER 'S ENER G Y PR OGRA-M President Carter has proposed a comprehensive program to deal with the energy cris is. The major features of his package include the following specific proposals A tax on mileage of inefficient automobiles coupled with a rebate on high-mileage automobiles A standby tax…

  • Commentary posted January 16, 2013 by Morgan Lorraine Roach, Luke Coffey Mali: Low-Hanging Fruit for France

    At a time when French President Francois Hollande has gained a reputation for dithering over domestic policy the recent French-led intervention in Mali and Friday's botched rescue operation in Somalia has presented a new type of Hollande -- one that behaves like a Commander in Chief. However, has Hollande bitten off more than he can chew? A coalition of Islamist militants…

  • Commentary posted April 11, 2003 by Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Thank You, France

    This anti-French business has taken some interesting turns. Many restaurants are renaming French fries "freedom" fries. Some people are refusing to buy French wine or French cheese. There's even a disc jockey here in Washington who stood on a street corner selling "Freedom kisses" rather than … well, you know. I, for one, think the French deserve our gratitude. It…

  • Commentary posted April 17, 2003 by Daniel J. Mitchell, Ph.D. A Better Way to Chastise France

    Yes, folks, it finally happened. French President Jacques Chirac swallowed his pride and placed a let's-be-friends-again phone call to President Bush. As well he should have. France's behavior regarding Iraq has been despicable. In addition to providing Saddam Hussein's brutal regime with valuable technology, the French government actively worked to sabotage our…

  • Commentary posted September 18, 2015 by Mike Gonzalez American Heroes On French Train Symbolize Atlantic Alliance

    Symbols matter, especially in relations between states. When Americans Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler—joined by Briton Chris Norman—stopped an Islamist terrorist attack in a French train last week, it should have reminded Europe that the Atlantic Alliance is still a bedrock need. Most of the world knows well by now what the four accomplished last…

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