USNews.com: Macron's Moment Arrives in Syria

Our Martin Michelot commented for USNews.com on the French motives behind the Syrian airstrikes, and the reception thereof by the French public.

Our Martin Michelot commented for USNews.com on the French motives behind the Syrian airstrikes, and the reception thereof by the French public. The reaction is, according to him, largely positive. 

Historically, French citizens give a very wide berth to the president in terms of foreign policy, and on top of it have been fairly – and unfortunately – desensitised to what's going on in Syria.

I don't see any important political debate about this and I also do not believe this was done to distract from the debates about the reforms of SNCF, which a majority of French support in any case.

The complete article is available here.

#Syria #France #Macron #French foreign policy

Martin Michelot
Deputy Director

Expertise: NATO and transatlantic security, European foreign policy and defense, French politics, elections and society, Visegrad Four and Central Europe, EU institutional issues

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