Articles on Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

Diplomacy dies in darkness: Europe and information manipulation (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Tara Varma - 08 October 2018

“Information manipulation” or just plain “fake news”? How France is grappling with a very modern threat

Can Europe become a nuclear power? (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Tara Varma & Nick Witney - 03 September 2018

Only if Europeans resume a serious debate about their responsibilities for their own security

France in Flux (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 20 June 2017

The rise of Macron has transformed the French political landscape – but its final shape is still emerging.

Macron’s Foreign Policy: Claiming the tradition (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil & Jeremy Shapiro - 05 May 2017

Macron’s inexperience means he needs to reassure the electorate that he can manage the national security state.

French election candidates on the European test (Commentary)

François Godement & Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10 April 2017

All major candidates see the international situation through the lens of Europe.

French elections: The demolition game heats up (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 03 February 2017

So far, this French electoral cycle is something in between a roller coaster and a demolition game. The French political system is accustomed to crushing incumbents, but this time the destruction has been more inclusive.

The bear in the room: François Fillon and the lurch towards Russia (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 29 November 2016

No EU head of state has yet dared to break the EU’s consensus on Russian sanctions. Will François Fillon be the first?

View from Paris: The Syrian prism (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 14 October 2016

'Selective engagement' echoes perfectly France's preferred approach to Russia.

View from Paris: Security, prosperity and confidence (Commentary)

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 15 September 2016

Concrete progress on central challenges are the way to respond to the crisis in Europe. 

Saving British internationalism from Brexit (Commentary)

Richard Gowan & Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 28 June 2016

Even if the UK is a diminished power after Brexit international partners will still need its cooperation in the UN and NATO.