Geopolitics

A Tale of Two Mistrals: Sea Change in France?

A Tale of Two Mistrals: Sea Change in France?

France has often been the first EU member to call for the lifting of sanctions against Russia, but now President Hollande is being challenged by the pro-Russian National Front Party and must adjust to a more hardline view. How will this affect negotiations, and how would a 2017 victory for Marine Le Pen affect the EU's position?

A New Beginning: Moscow and Pyongyang

A New Beginning: Moscow and Pyongyang

Russia needs a steadfast ally in the Far East, and North Korea appears to be more than willing to take on the role. With the DPRK's relationship with China quickly souring and Russia seeking closer ties in the region, the two countries could quickly become politically and economically intertwined.