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French Guiana: Rockets and the Republic

Apr 7, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
European Space Agency in French Guiana
The European Space Agency operates out of the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, a site ideally located for orbital launches and one of the factors increasing French Guiana's strategic value.
(JODY AMIET/AFP/Getty Images)

Strikes and protests unfolding in France’s treasured, but distant territory, a key European launch hub that is pivotal to the French ability to project power both in the Western Hemisphere and in space, have renewed Paris' attention on its geostrategic value....

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