Macron's Foreign Policy Ambitions Meet France's Realities
May 18, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
- The current global context gives France an opportunity to try to shape the European Union according to its needs, and to elevate its role in global affairs.
- But France still depends on key allies, such as the United States and Germany, to achieve many of its foreign policy goals.
- France will push to increase the European Union's military and economic autonomy, but its dependency on allies, and factors beyond its control, will limit its room for action.