Author: Andreas Noll

US and Germany Lead Arms Supply to Israel The relationship between the US and Israel as the leading arms supplier has been consistent over the years. According to SIPRI, between 2019 and 2023, 99% of Israel’s arms imports came from the US (69%) and Germany (30%). Despite the steady flow of arms, Israel actually imports fewer arms from the US compared to other countries in the region. The heavy weaponry supplied by the US, particularly fighter jets, has been crucial in Israel’s military operations. The US has faced criticisms for the use of such weapons in conflict areas like Gaza…

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Emmanuel Macron’s silence on the new balance of power in France post-election has left many wondering about the future government. The National Assembly is now divided between the New Popular Front, Together bloc, and Marine Le Pen’s National Rally. The New People’s Front is still deliberating on a new prime minister candidate. Jean-Luc Melenchon The controversial leader of France Unbowed is not in the running for the parliament but plays a significant role in the leftist alliance. Olivier Faure, the Socialist party leader, believes his party has gained momentum in the recent election. Marine Tondelier Marine Tondelier, the Greens leader,…

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After the recent election, Emmanuel Macron remained silent on the new political landscape in France as he delayed appointing a new government. With the National Assembly session approaching, alliances among different political camps are being formed. The New Popular Front is the largest with 182 seats, followed closely by Macron’s Together bloc with 168 seats, and Marine Le Pen’s National Rally with 143 seats. The New People’s Front, the surprise winner, is still deciding on a prime minister nominee. Leaders like Jean-Luc Melenchon and Olivier Faure are positioning themselves for key roles. Marine Tondelier, from the Greens, represents the young…

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Far-right National Rally is predicted to win a majority in the French National Assembly based on opinion polls. This shift in power could impact President Macron’s ability to govern. As the country gears up for legislative elections on June 30 and July 7, Macron may have to appoint National Rally leader Jordan Bardella as prime minister if the party secures a majority. Cohabitation, a scenario where the president and prime minister come from different political camps, could potentially come into play if the National Rally wins. This would lead to divided executive power and potential power struggles between Macron and…

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The latest French opinion polls indicate that the far-right National Rally is poised to win a majority in the National Assembly in the upcoming elections on June 30 and July 7. This potential shift in power raises questions about President Emmanuel Macron’s ability to govern effectively in Paris. Macron’s Dilemma If the National Rally secures a majority in the National Assembly, Macron may have to appoint party leader Jordan Bardella as prime minister. This scenario would lead to a “cohabitation” government, where the president and prime minister come from opposing political camps. Such an arrangement, while not explicitly provided for…

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