• April 23, 2012  

    President Nicolas Sarkozy took second to socialist candidate Francois Hollande in France’s first-round elections Sunday. Ray Suarez and the Brookings Institution’s Justin Vaisse discuss Sarkozy’s uphill fight and the wider reaction against economic austerity measures in Europe as the Dutch governing coalition collapsed Monday. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2011  

    In other news Monday, Mitt Romney announced via YouTube that he’s formally exploring another presidential run. In Ivory Coast, former President Laurent Gbagbo was captured in a bunker. His challenger won the November presidential election, but Gbagbo refused to cede power, prompting violent confrontation between rival factions. Continue reading