<i>By reducing the sentence of former soldier Manning who sent documents to WikiLeaks, the outgoing president took a rare step in favor of whistleblowers.</i>
By announcing on Tuesday, Jan. 17 that he had commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Barack Obama achieved a tour de force, eliciting [Read more]
<i>The American and Russian presidents have a fundamental need to continually manage external threats. Trump and Putin are alike, even though they have not met.</i>
The main “innovation” of the Trump era, which began on Jan. 20, is assumed to be the ever-closer relationship between the United States and Russia [Read more]
Even if the billionaire can rely on a Republican majority to get the green light, given the profiles of the candidates, the exercise is no formality.
<i>Obama has not managed to draw a bottom line under the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Putin is making the most of America’s failure in Syria.</i>
It is difficult to find anyone who will defend Barack Obama’s legacy in terms of foreign policy, even among his allies and admirers. The normalization of relations [Read more]
<i>ANALYSIS - America was in crisis at the beginning of 2008. Eight years later, its banks dominate finance like never before. Europe is not yet aware of the sovereignty issues that this represents.</i>
It was only eight years ago, yet it now seems like an eternity. Lehman Brothers was weathering the most resounding [Read more]
Behind this abbreviation, which sounds like a keyboard shortcut or a punk subgenre, many see merely a euphemism for an old demon well known to the United States: white supremacy. Others see rather a mutant fringe of the extreme right, born and bred in the United States. Here in France, this “alternative right” [Read more]
While it's often outsiders who affirm the need to free the government of lobbies and conflicts of interest, they always end up becoming alligators themselves once at the top of the food chain.
Few people thought the pale blonde-haired billionaire could become the commander-in-chief.