Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

View from Paris: The Syrian prism

'Selective engagement' echoes perfectly France's preferred approach to Russia

Saving British internationalism from Brexit

Even if the UK is a diminished power after Brexit international partners will still need its cooperation in the UN and NATO

View from Paris: The need for certainty

The three-word motto cited by Hollande in his statement could serve as a summary of what is needed “freedom, solidarity, and peace”

View from Paris: On a martial footing

France is 'at war' with terrorists, but the government faces the prospect of being rhetorically outgunned by the opposition

View from Paris: No shortcuts for Turkey

Summit viewed as a win for Europe, but concerns linger over Turkish accession in hostile France