France’s New Role in North Africa

France has played a prominent diplomatic and military role in the revolutions and civil conflicts in the Arab world this year. President Sarkozy intervened early in the Libyan Civil War, supporting the rebel groups opposing Qaddafi in Libya.

France has a history of colonial and neocolonial relationships with the region of North Africa, and its policies affect the entire Mediterranean world.

NPR reports today on France’s new role in North Africa.

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1 Response to France’s New Role in North Africa

  1. Bob Fulton says:

    And thus the post-colonialist story continues…
    Thanks for the post.

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