NATO Association of Canada interview with French Air Force General Denis Mercier
To honour LGBT month, the turbulent experiences of identifying service men and women are acknowledged, while the paranoia surrounding their service are debunked. The accession of prospective nations into the Alliance raises the question of whether the LGBT inclusion status of a nation is a factor worth considering for membership. And if it should be, can religious affiliation influence the security and defence commitments of NATO members?
Bedevilled by debt and facing high unemployment, weak growth, and high deficits, the second-largest economy in the Eurozone was struggling to overcome the effects of the financial crisis. That struggle continues even as voters prepare to choose Hollande’s successor.
Erdogan’s victory in the referendum shows the power of a leader channeling the national interest to take back the state. It is another expression of the populist trend sweeping across the Atlantic and the European continent and positions Erdogan closer to Nigel Farage, Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen than it does to Arab dictators in neighbouring Middle-Eastern countries.
In this articles, Sarah Haddjeri examines the way the feeling of fear has invaded public spaces in Europe and how it has contributed to ostracize Muslim women. Despite political resolutions to promote equal opportunities, Muslim women are excluded from most of debates and decisions about their body and appearance. Yet, they try to find alternatives to empower themselves.
Who is likely to become France’s next president? With the first round of the elections set to take place on April 23, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the current situation.