In search of Europe’s cultural foundations: ‘the bible and the Greeks’?

‘Europe’ is a fascinating term. A word that everyone knows and that can be found in anyone’s’ mouths yet, one that never has the same significance depending on whoever is thinking it. Truly, from the Greek myth of Europa to the creation of the Treaty of Lisbon, Europe has coined many definitions: some may see …

The European Commission: ‘Europe’s government’?

Since the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, it is safe to say that Europe has been the source of all passion. Notably, the union’s executive branch – the European Commission – has been given many names and definitions depending on which political party view it. In a previous conversation with LREM MP Mickaël Nogal …

En Marche, Europe, Covid-19 and transatlantic relationship: A conversation with MP Mickaël Nogal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwg452K6OPE A preamble: The title says it all. But to resume it once more, last month, as governments around the word are currently responding to an unprecedented crisis; as vaccines are flowing from laboratories to the vaccination centres in Europe, America and elsewhere; as Democracies all faces a similar and yet so different challenge, we …

Mitterrand, between change and continuity

His official portrait showed him in front of a library, reading the ‘essays’ of Montaigne. A sign foreshadowing the great cultural and humanist reforms to be accomplished during his reign. Thus, is how he chose to reveal himself to the French. Yet, first known as an opponent to the Fifth Republic, he wrote the “permanent coup d’état” …

In search of the original charisma: De Gaulle and the Fifth Republic.

Reading on Max Weber’s studies, one can observe different forms of legitimacy behind the authority of a government exercising domination over its population. Three reasons three reasons why should we submit and obey to such political authority can actually be discerned. First, the one of tradition, in which one would obey because the power has been …

Macron: Power and Genealogy of his Presidency

With his mandate still ongoing and the potential chance that he may run for reelection in 2022, the Presidency of Emmanuel Macron being the youngest Chief of State in the history of the French Republic, has brought many questions surrounding his power and the nature of his presidency. Is he some kind of ‘unidentified political …

On the dynamics of the UN Security Council.

A critical Review of N. Schia’s “Horseshoe and Catwalk: Power, Complexity and Consensus Making in the UNSC”.   Indispensable, the United Nations plays a major role in our daily lives, and often without us even noticing it, our daily lives depend on what the United Nations accomplishes. Since its creation in 1948, the UN through the …

A rendezvous with former Ambassador of France Gérard Araud.

On Friday the 31st of January, as Brexit had just been officially announced, I met with Former Ambassador Gérard Araud in Paris to discuss this issue and many more. Ambassador Araud debuted a career dedicated to the field of diplomacy only one year after the election of Ronald Reagan, and it concluded two years after the election …