French President Emmanuel Macron earned many plaudits for his astonishing political rise and decisive electoral success. But he still has to win his country’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for 11 and 18 June.
France’s newly elected president is now Europe’s hottest political asset. However, despite Emmanuel Macron’s solid electoral victory on Sunday, he remains vulnerable at home, and has yet to consolidate his power.
The first round of France’s presidential elections has shown that populists can be kept at bay. However, although the election of Emmanuel Macron as the likely next head of state will reassure the country’s allies, the reality is that France’s political system is in meltdown.
As the threat from lone-actor and small cell terrorism evolves, this paper examines the financing of both disrupted and successful plots since 2000 in Great Britain, France and Australia. These plots often require minimal amounts of funding, making proactive identification through financial means challenging. Nonetheless, this paper highlights a number of key themes that warrant further...
As the threat from Islamic State evolves, security responses must too. Financial intelligence must continue to play a critical role in identifying and disrupting new threats, in investigating foreign terrorist fighters and prosecuting their supporters.
As French troops continue to engage Islamist rebels in Mali, questions are being raised over how long they will stay, and the real commitment of the president to ending France's long history of interventionism on the continent.