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For the first time in its history, the European Union will arm foreign governments in the name of fighting terrorism, protecting civilians, and stabilizing fragile states, using a €5 billion “European Peace Facility.” Michael Peel discusses this newest development in the EU’s effort to extend its “hard power” in the Financial Times. Critics fear the money will entrench dictatorships and stoke conflict, undermining the EU’s commitment to democracy and human rights.
Macron’s government is partly to blame for the rising success of the far right in France, writes Harrison Stetler for The New Republic. Macron wants to differentiate himself from Le Pen and the recent fascist and undemocratic “Tribune” published by high-rankingRead More »