Macron, Please Don’t Be Another Obama! Or Another Trudeau!

Macron’s first meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has quickly been declared a “bromance”. Photo: Macron on Twitter

The early steps of France’s new President indicate he won’t be… but one never knows. Continue reading “Macron, Please Don’t Be Another Obama! Or Another Trudeau!”

Emmanuel Macron: The New and Real Hope for France and Europe

Centrist Emmanuel Macron (right) and far-right Marine Le Pen during their televised debate before the second round of the 2017 French presidential elections. Photo: Video grab from YouTube

Against the backdrop of growing challenges and ugly political faces, Emmanuel Macron’s potential election as President of France is a beacon of hope for his country and beyond. Continue reading “Emmanuel Macron: The New and Real Hope for France and Europe”

When the Germans Marching East Is a Good Thing. Can Germany Handle It?

German military equipment arriving in Lithuania as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence. Photo: Lithuanian Ministry of Defense

Germany needs to stand up, not as an aggressor or an imperialist power of the past, but as a defender of democracy. Continue reading “When the Germans Marching East Is a Good Thing. Can Germany Handle It?”