Security has defined France’s Africa policy under President Francois Hollande, who was in Mali last week for the final Africa-France Summit of his presidency. But critics argue that Hollande’s militaristic approach distracted from the institution-building necessary for long-term African stability.
Americans are watching with great interest to see how exactly the Trump administration manages bilateral ties with Russia and how Donald Trump deals with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is not a positive development for the incoming president, given Americans’ deep distrust of Moscow and Putin.
Just when it seemed like the EU’s troubles couldn’t get any worse, Donald Trump rubbed salt in its wounds last week in an interview, lauding Brexit, disparaging German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and deriding the EU as a vehicle for German economic domination. But could Trump end up being the EU’s savior?