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Luc Debieuvre

Luc Debieuvre

Luc Debieuvre is a French essayist and a lecturer at IRIS (Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques) and the "FACO" Law University of Paris.

 Recent Articles

  • story 1
    Friday Oct 31

    France needs a true statesman

    For 2017, Hollande looks like he has been ambushed and Le Pen is in fine fettle, but the field is still unimpressive

  • story 2
    Friday Oct 3

    Can the anti-Daesh alliance prevail?

    The success of the American intervention requires that priorities are clearly defined — fighting terrorism comes before the campaign against Al Assad

  • story 3
    Thursday Sep 4

    Eyeing a better solution in Syria

    Toppling a dictatorship may be too simplistic a solution to seek and the rise of Isil has further compounded the crisis

  • story 4
    Tuesday Aug 5

    Middle East conflicts export to Europe because of Western weaknesses

    The trouble for France, as well as most of Europe, is a failure of integration which risks identifying a stigmatised component of the population as an inside enemy

  • story 5
    Thursday Jul 3

    An American victory in the region

    Large Arab states have collapsed, ethnic entities have emerged, religious extremism is rising and the dream of an independent Palestine is more remote than ever

  • Wednesday Jun 4

    Let France find the resources for revival

    The point is not to have ‘more’ or ‘less’ of Europe, but a ‘better’ Europe. And the French can be a part of the solution

  • story 7
    Friday May 2

    From Syria debacle to a deadly sectarian war

    Nobody disputes the reality of a Sunni-Shiite divide, but until the US put a friendly hand in it, brothers in faith were able to understand that what unites is stronger than what divides

  • Sunday Mar 30

    Hollande unfazed by socialist debacle

    A last chance for the French president to avoid being shown the door is to understand that the people want concrete positive changes in their daily lives

  • story 9
    Saturday Mar 1

    Ukraine: Window-dressing diplomacy not enough

    Talking regularly to Russia, identifying areas for cooperation and avoiding giving too many lessons would help Europe tackle issues such as Ukraine effectively

  • Friday Jan 31

    Should a statesman be a man of virtue?

    Hollande’s attitude is going together with a policy, which is showing increasing hostility to the family structure