An article by Philippe Le Corre and Erik Brattberg, with kind permission of The National Interest (published on April 19, 2018).
As President Donald Trump prepares to welcome his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, for the first ever state visit of his presidency, Paris and Washington are closer now than they have been since the early days of the Iraq War.
Medical innovation (e.g. new medical devices, e-health and biotechnologies) is spreading around the world, with the aim of providing better care for all. In the long term, innovators in these fields may hold the solutions to today and tomorrow’s main health issues. Simultaneously, health ecosystems must constantly adapt to these many new technologies in order to remain competitive and become stronger.
French President Emmanuel Macron recently made a four-day visit to India, for the first time since he was elected. The purpose of his stay was mainly diplomatic, but other issues were discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, regarding security and energy issues. What lessons can be learned from this trip? How will the relationship between France and India evolve in the upcoming months? An analysis by Christophe Jaffrelot, Head of research at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS.
When the Syrian uprising began in 2011, the Sarkozy administration was already waging war in Libya, had proved incapable of dealing with the Tunisian revolution, and one of its historical allies in the region, Hosni Mubarak, had just fallen in Egypt. Promptly, French authorities condemned the cruel repression against pacific demonstrators led by Assad’s regime forces.
"It is by writing nonsense that you become a soothsayer. Or an expert, one never knows." This quote, credited to the Quebecer journalist Jean Dion, could sum up the current state of public opinion regarding the role of those who are coined “experts”. But some opinions are way more vocal about it: for former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, of the National Front, “expertise” is a kind of bluff manipulating and misleading citizens…