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Christian Chesnot
Christian Chesnot

Christian Chesnot is grand reporter at Radio France in Paris in charge of the Middle East affairs. He has been based as correspondent in Cairo and Amman. He has written several books on Palestine, Iraq, Syria and the Gulf. Chesnot tweets @cchesnot.

The Paris agenda against terrorism: A shot in the dark?

During the conclusion of the Paris conference against terrorism entitled ‘No Money for Terror’ on April 27, Emmanuel Macron ordered a comprehensive campaign against this evil that...

France: When Macron confronts secularism

On April 10, Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech before the Bishops of France in Paris. He addressed the prelates by saying that “the association between the Church and the State has declined and...

Paris and Tehran: Dialogue of the deaf

The diplomacy of Emmanuel Macron had aspired to stand at an equal distance between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as with its allies. Advisers to the French president had a constant refrain: “We...

The Kurds have been sacrificed

Three years ago, the Kurds seized Kobane (Ain Al-Arab) from the jihadists. The whole world hailed this symbolic victory, underlining the heroism of the Peshmerga. The image of women in battledresses...

Is eastern Ghouta another East Aleppo?

The regime of Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia, is steamrolling Ghouta day after day. The situation appears similar to the Aleppo siege, which ended by the end of 2016 with the evacuation of the last...

Lebanon and Israel: Ominous clouds loom over their border

Ominous clouds loom over Lebanon and Israel. The two countries are technically still in a state of war, but their common borders have remained without any tension since the 2006 conflict. A UN drawn...

The metastases of Syrian crisis

With Israeli F-16 being shot down by Damascus anti-aircraft defenses, two Turkish helicopters downed by the Kurdish Peshmerga of Afrin, Idlib rebels shooting down a Russian MIG with an air ground...

IMF and the great Arab frustration

In most countries around the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has often received bad press. It must be said that this organization has often advocated drastic remedies for failing or...