France's Russia policies after the presidential elections
Discussion | 07.06.2017 | 9.00 - 10.30 am | Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)
Discussion with Dr. David Cadier
The relationship between Russia and France has recently been marked by tensions, in particular because of the Russian intervention in the war in Syria. These differences were also apparent in the French presidential election campaign: Russian president Vladimir Putin openly supported Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front and opponent of France’s newly elected head of state, Emmanuel Macron. The latter, in turn, had accused Russia of conducting a ‘dangerous foreign policy’. However, by inviting Putin to Paris on 29 May, Macron signalled that there is no alternative to dialogue with Russia. Political scientist David Cadier assesses the two leaders’ meeting and considers how relations between Russia and France may develop in future.
Dr. David Cadier is an Associate Fellow at LSE IDEAS.
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07.06.2017 | 9.00 - 10.30 am