Choose weapons of peace over the rhetoric of war 

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We have to do what it takes to eliminate Islamist violence, a source of barbaric crimes The barbaric murder of Alan Henning is a fresh call for more efficiency in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). There is a great deal of confusion in this war. France is leading…

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To Raise the Voice in View of the Massacre in Gaza

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Today, to raise one’s voice, in view of the massacre perpetrated in Gaza is, and I write this with conscience, France’s duty. France, whose commitment to the existence and the security of Israel is unwavering, but who, at the same time, cannot neglect the rights and duties of Israel in its quality as a nation…

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France’s voice in world affairs

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In an interview in English for CCTV, Dominique de Villepin shared his view on the place of France among the world in 2014

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Will the Clash of Identities Consume Us ?

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Since 2001, we have entered a vicious cycle of a clash of civilizations. We have not seen the bottom of it yet. And 2014 has been a cruel year for worldwide stability. Look at what happened in Ukraine. Look at the situation in the Middle East, and in particular the victories of the jihadist movement…

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An improbable Odyssey

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Travels, adventures… I must claim from the outset the intimacy which binds the works included in this catalogue. For, here, there is more than a chronological order, of names, of places or of ranks. Each work is the expression of a personal quest, a journey of encounters and discoveries, of questioning and of doubts. The…

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Success at Geneva 2 in Russian hands

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In an interview for RT (Russia Today), Dominique de Villepin is questioned on the outcome of the negotiations in Geneva between the Western countries and Russia  

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Controlling Risk in a World of Risks

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The ratings business is at a crossroads. The recent report of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has once again pointed to the major defects of the pre-crisis rating organization. The ratings of the Big Three rating agencies, Moody’s, Fitch and Standard& Poor’s are criticized for their potential conflicts of interest, for their lack…

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How can we protect Syrians?

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In an interview with CNN, Dominique de Villepin gives his vision of Syrian crisis

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Imagining a New Form of Power

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Between the intervention in Iraq in 2003 and today, there are not only ten years, there are two worlds. It’s a wholly different world first, because there seems to be very little in common between the America of the Bush administration and the America of Barack Obama. A wholly different world when we look at…

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Obama’s Second Chance

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So, “forward” it goes. It’s a second chance more than a second mandate. This means that President Obama will need to make tough and thorough choices. Going forward can mean keeping the same old path, because moving is more important than being headed somewhere. That’s obstination more than progress. But going forward also means acknowledging…

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