Hollande’s emerging war strategy – POLITICO

English: Saudi Arabia

English: Saudi Arabia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this Politico article, the French want to build a grand coalition for Syria.

Source: Hollande’s emerging war strategy – POLITICO

This article explores France’s emerging strategy.

Interestingly, it cites Pierre Conesa, a strategic affairs scholar and former French defense ministry official. Let me share the Politico quote:

At some point, he says, the West may want to realize that “it’s not its war “and that “at the heart of the problem is Salafism as promoted and financed by Saudi Arabia.

With the failure of Obama‘s piecemeal, incremental approach to both Syria and Iraq, it is timely for France to focus on the wider strategic challenges – France is a major arms supplier to Saudi Arabia.


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