French President Francois Hollande’s shaky term in office has been characterized by economic cluelessness and the country’s diminution in power, certainly compared with neighboring Germany. However, following the Paris attacks that killed 129 people, he unexpectedly found his voice.
Reasons for failure
By allying itself so publicly with Moscow - a close ally of Shiite Tehran and Damascus - France’s hoped-for alliance will alienate the Sunni majority in SyriaDr. John C. Hulsman