April 2, 2012

How a Terror Attack Saved Nicolas Sarkozy

Niall Ferguson, Newsweek

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Now Merah has confirmed what many have long feared: that in France,just as in the rest of Europe, Muslim immigrant communities have been successfully penetrated by extremist groups like Jund al-Khilafah, the al Qaeda-affiliated group that claimed responsibility for his attacks.

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March 23, 2012
Sarkozy's Oklahoma City
Eric Pape, Foreign Policy
 The 32-hour standoff that began when authorities surrounded the apartment where terrorist Mohammed Merah was holed up in Toulouse came to a dramatic conclusion on Thursday, March 22, one that's sure to leave a mark on... more ››
March 21, 2012
Sarkozy's Italian-Style Politics
Stefano Casertano, The European
The first incarnation of French President Nicholas Sarkozy was that of a polished Parisian Silvio Berlusconi. The stint was evident in Sarkozy’s excessive public performances, like his Egyptian vacation in December 2008, when... more ››
March 23, 2012
Crisis Brings Out Best in Sarkozy
Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Daily Telegraph
The events in Toulouse allowed President Sarkozy to show his authority over naive political opponents. more ››
March 20, 2012
Could French Tragedy Upend the Election?
Eric Pape, Foreign Policy
In the midst of a particularly grim political campaign and barely a month before the French begin to vote for their next president, the French political class suddenly downshifted in respectful acknowledgment of a particularly... more ››