Cyceon had already insisted in previous articles on the illogical situation of seeing Europe reduce its military capabilities – or at least not make it a priority – when the whole world, from the United States to China, quickly and strongly rearmed. While the terrorist […]
In Nantes, the candidate Emmanuel Macron, now the obvious successor to the socialist President François Hollande, held a meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Defense Minister and among the most important personalities of the last five-year term. At his side, Emmanuel Macron wanted to say […]
Rarely has French politics been so acrimonious now that former right-wing Prime Minister François Fillon has accused left-wing President François Hollande of running a “cabinet noir” designed to allegedly know everything about his political opponents, especially in judicial matters. Recently, Cyceon’s founder wrote about the […]
After the victory unforecast by pollsters of former Prime Minister François Fillon at the primary of the right and the center, another Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, this one from the left, has declared himself candidate in the Presidential election 2017. If the former is often […]
While Donald Trump’s transition team statement is shorter than the one released by the cabinet of his future Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, they both adopted a tone that contrasted with the tension between Putin and President Barack Obama especially since the start of the Russian […]
As soon as August 2015, Cyceon wrote that in spite of strong qualities, “President François Hollande’s France” was “in a tight spot”. In addition to an economic and social crisis that seemed endless while the European Union (EU) as a whole was recovering, several terrorist […]
In October 2015, a statement by Foreign Trade State Secretary Matthias Fekl said the French government retained the halt to negotiations among its options about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP or TAFTA). More recently, negotiations would be “about to fall” notably because of...
Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), thinks that greater cooperation between Russia and Western powers is possible in Syria and that the Russian people, like its counterparts, is wondering why a large joint anti-terrorist coalition doesn’t exist. Western economic sanctions […]
Although it’s been proven wrong, the assertion according to which France is not the 5th world’s largest economy anymore but the 10th instead has spread among the population whose a mere 20% still supports President François Hollande. In a context of high risk tensions because...
Is it temporary or definitive? After French President François Hollande’s visit to Moscow where he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the opportunity that there was to rebalance France’s posture on the world scene has apparently been missed. When Hollande arrived, Putin considered “an...