If a President Emmanuel Macron struggles to implement his reform agenda, the far right could rise again.
Shaun Riordan is principal consultant with Aurora Partners, a senior research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael) and a senior analyst for Wikistrat. A former British diplomat, he is the author of The New Diplomacy and Adios a la Diplomacia.
There is little honor in a deal with Russia, but it is the pragmatic thing to do so long as the West remains unwilling to take a stand.
François Fillon’s nomination guarantees that the next French president will be more Russia-friendly.
An America led by Donald Trump could pull out of trade deals and leave Europe to fend for itself.
Spaniards assume Trump cannot win, but they haven’t given much thought to a Clinton presidency either.
Two parliaments will have to give their consent while the new prime minister may want to call elections first.
The Spanish prime minister’s strategy is always to wait and wait until the circumstances change in his favor.
Spain’s Socialist Party leader could once again find himself with no good options after the election.