Golden Bleus

Aditya Iyer in Russia

The many shades of France during their World Cup-winning run

Under the Chequered Flag

Croatia's fairytale World Cup campaign ends with broken hearts

The Arms Procurement Syndrome

Is the Rafale aircraft worth the financial and political cost?

Emmanuel Macron: March of the Seducer

At 39, he is France’s youngest ever president, and his election a relief for a world distressed by Trump and Brexit. But the real test for Emmanuel Macron comes next month as France elects a new parliament

The French Resolution

Europe may avoid a nervous breakdown as a neophyte globalist is likely to win the Elysee Palace in the final round. But how long can France resist the populist?

Battle for the Headscarf

One woman’s defiance of Turkey’s secularist dress code

The War on Burkini

The fear of foreigners within in the age of radical Islamism

Tamil Heroes: The Avengers’ Day Out

Two angry Tamil heroes caught between damnation and salvation 

Bastille Day Horror: We Are Afraid

What is it that makes France the most obvious target for Islamist terrorism? As the country recovers from the Bastille Day horror in Nice, François Gautier portrays a traumatised republic under siege

Post-Brexit UK: The Eternal Battle

Memories of futile heroism and the politics of reckless morality in post-Brexit UK


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