He won’t be untested on the world stage for long. No sooner will François Hollande be sworn in than he will jet off to Berlin, Washington, and Chicago for sit-downs and summits. On foreign policy, French presidents always seem to grapple with two shadows – that of their immediate predecessor and that of Fifth Republic founder Charles de Gaulle.
- Pierre CONESA. Former French Defence Ministry official; Author of "The manufacturing of an enemy, or how to kill with a clean conscience";
- Judah GRUNSTEIN. Editor-in-Chief, World Politics Review;
- Vincent JAUVERT. Senior Correspondent, Le Nouvel Observateur;
- Annemie NEYTS-UYTTEBROECK. Belgian MEP (from Brussels).
Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.