France Stages a Comeback in the Middle East
Jan 5, 2018 | 21:53 GMT
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- French President Emmanuel Macron will continue his efforts to promote order and stability throughout the Middle East and North Africa, as part of a bid to renew France's influence in the region.
- Regional proxy battles between Iran and Saudi Arabia, however, will undermine Macron's efforts.
- Nevertheless, because France has a lower profile in the Middle East relative to other foreign powers, such as the United States, it will have more leeway to negotiate the disputes.