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The Limits of the Surge: An Interview with Gian Gentile

EUFOR Chad: A Step Forward for European Defense

Nicolas Sarkozy's Nuclear Option

The Sarko Show

Bérénice

Sarkozy: A User's Manual

Kids And The City

Not So Fast

Sarkozy The Savvy

The French Disconnection

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The Limits of the Surge: An Interview with Gian Gentile

Originally appeared April 2008 in World Politics Review.

Gian P. Gentile is an active duty Army lieutenant colonel who has served two tours in Iraq, most recently as a combat battalion commander in west Baghdad in 2006. Last month, his World Politics Review article, "Misreading the Surge," brough...

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EUFOR Chad: A Step Forward for European Defense

Originally appeared March 2008 in World Politics Review.

U.N. refugee camps in Chad's eastern province now provide shelter to more than 200,000 Darfur refugees and close to the same number of Chadians displaced by their country's civil war. But in the absence of any governmental control over the ar...

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Nicolas Sarkozy's Nuclear Option

Originally appeared February 2008 in World Politics Review.

When Nicolas Sarkozy took office last May, everyone expected him to be an active president. Known for his relentless pace and tireless work ethic, Sarkozy had promised to reinvigorate France's foreign policy, which had suffered from an accumulation o...

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The Sarko Show

Originally appeared January 2008 in French Politics.

Nicolas Sarkozy is such a creature of the media that it didn’t surprise me, upon entering the large hall of Elysée Palace where he would soon give a televised address, to find two enormous HD TV screens mounted before the press benches. As if, in the...

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Bérénice

Originally appeared January 2008 in GoGo Paris.

In reviving Jean Racine’s 17th-century tragedy, Lambert Wilson achieves a richly textured minimalism that is both modern and timeless at once. Combining Racine’s poetic, startlingly contemporary text with an almost ecclesiastic choreography, Wilson e...

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Sarkozy: A User's Manual

Originally appeared November 2007 in Headline Junky.

By now Nicolas Sarkozy has returned to France, having accomplished the primary purpose of his visit to Washington: to leave behind a legion of admirers. He made no secret of his intention, announcing upon his arrival that he was there "to win ba...

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Kids And The City

Originally appeared Summer 2007 in WAD Magazine.

American photographer Martha Cooper is best known for her work documenting New York’s golden age of graffiti during the 1980’s. Yet, as the pre-graffiti photographs featured in her book “Street Play” (From Here To Fame Publish...

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Not So Fast

Originally appeared June 2007 in Headline Junky.

It’s not quite “Dewey beats Truman”, given that they didn’t actually win the election. But in turning back the UMP’s forecasted “blue tsunami”, the Socialists did manage to take some of the polish off of Nico...

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Sarkozy The Savvy

Originally appeared June 2007 in The American Prospect online.

Little more than a month ago, French voters went to the polls in near-record numbers to elect their next president. The choice between candidates was stark, the stakes for the country were high, and the tension leading up to election day was palpable...

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The French Disconnection

Originally appeared May 2007 in The American Prospect online.

The side entrance to Charléty, a stadium on the outskirts of Paris where the French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal will soon deliver a May Day address to 40,000 supporters, looks more like a riot in progress than a press g...

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