User Profile: Laurence Bouvard
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[D]espite the rapprochement with China, the meeting with Trump is more important than ever for Kim Jong Un. [Read more]
Without a doubt, China has high interest in “taking the situation back in hand” and convincing Kim to be a more amenable partner than the United States. [Read more]
For Trump, this is a devastating defeat ... which will probably aggravate his already grotesque obsession with everything ... Barack Obama achieved. [Read more]
The chaos and suspense created around the Paris accord takes on a whole new meaning—a diversionary tactic to distract attention from infinitely more embarrassing matters. [Read more]
So what are we so surprised about? Donald Trump won the American presidential elections and it couldn’t have possibly been otherwise. [Read more]
In essence, while probably having no direct links to Russian intelligence services, Assange is most likely being used by them—especially for propaganda and ideology purposes. [Read more]
With the win in Indiana and Ted Cruz’s withdrawal, there no longer seem to be any obstacles in the race to the primaries: It’s gonna be Donald! [Read more]
The ranchers’ protest is rooted in a legend: The West was won by individuals, without the help of the federal government. [Read more]
The on-the-ground intervention is a partial contradiction of the inflexible line pursued by the White House, which has been careful — up to now — to not overly involve itself in the conflict. [Read more]
Barack Obama has decided to abandon the idea of repatriating all U.S. military before the end of his second term, one of the main promises he made during his electoral campaign. Official sources confirm that 5,500 Americans will remain in Afghanistan after 2016. The U.S. president announced his decision today at the [Read more]
Obama has claimed not to have a Middle East strategy, but it is precisely this apparent absence of an unambiguous strategy that is, in a way, a strategy. [Read more]
The nuclear agreement is a triumph for the president. The responsibility to put it to good use rests with Teheran — and there is uncertainty with the other Middle Eastern countries. [Read more]
The brazen Republican senator from Texas is running for the presidency. [Read more]
This is the story of migrants everywhere — they seek peace and dignity, and they find exploitation and death. [Read more]
This investors’ craze for the United States would therefore seem logical. However, before rushing off to Wall Street, it is necessary to ask two questions. [Read more]
The man who unveiled the U.S. government's illegal practices is risking his life for democracy. It is a failure for us not to realize this. [Read more]
According to the Pentagon, the caliphate army is in trouble in Iraq. It is losing ground and its offensive powers have been reduced to almost nothing. The international coalition’s strategy carried out up to now has paid off. The militants are on the defensive, their power waning. For the first time, the American [Read more]
A man jumps over the White House fence. It’s the seventh time in one year; and yet another blow to the commander-in-chief’s security services. [Read more]
<i>The president is taking part in a meeting of military chiefs from the 20 countries of the coalition.</i>
The summit taking place at Andrews Air Force Base just outside of Washington is important for one reason: Barack Obama will seek to involve Turkey and Saudi Arabia in the war against the Islamic State, the two [Read more]
Four weeks to the vote. One of the determining factors could be the president's growing unpopularity.
The department opened three years ago, amidst much controversy, with the intention of examining the relationship between climatic variations and threats to national security.
The Climate Change Center lasted three years. Now, however, the CIA has decided to close this unit, dedicated to climate change research, [Read more]
Barack Obama has won the election and will be the president of the United States for another four years. In 2008, his election was greeted as the great hope, the great change. Today, Americans have probably chosen certified secondhand. So far Obama is the only president to survive the current major economic crisis: in [Read more]
Facebook, are those private messages I see on my Timeline? [Read more]
At least it can be said that Paul Ryan chose a very popular sport for his gaffe, which can only prove to be an advantage for him.
Now that the legal battle has been won for female soldiers in the army of one of the biggest and most powerful countries in the world to be able to serve their country, even on the front line, does that mean that women have won and gained a new horizon on the equality front of equal opportunities and the freedom of [Read more]
In the eyes of most Americans, what is happening in Washington this weekend is shameful and scandalous, but perhaps not yet catastrophic.
Certainly, without an agreement between the Republicans and the Democrats in Congress for a program to reduce the deficit before midnight on December 31, an automatic plan will go [Read more]
Here and in other gun stores in the city, questions above and beyond what is required to buy a gun are not welcome. [Read more]
The question Sen. Kelly Ayotte posed before the Capitol Hill committee examining drone use is not so much a provocation as a prediction: Couldn’t they also be used in divorce cases? [Read more]
It is located in the depths below Langley and is only open to CIA agents and their guests. The most recent acquisition: Osama bin Laden's kalashnikov. [Read more]
The United States is still struggling to free itself from the specter of 9/11. Trying to do so is the most recent controversy that has broken out around the museum in memory of the victims of the Twin Towers attacks, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which will open in a few days to Barack Obama, the [Read more]
It’s a declaration of war. An unprecedented body blow to trans-Atlantic relationships based on trust and common values. An insult to Europe, which also shows how it is weakening. By threatening BNP Paribas, the biggest bank in the eurozone, with a dollar-transfer ban, the United States has crossed more than a red [Read more]
The Americans don’t have the weapons for peace. They can’t make [Israel and Hamas] communicate ... But more than anything, they don’t seem to have the authority to force the two parties to come to an agreement. [Read more]