France And Russia Challenging United States Interests Through Diplomacy


France and Russia have recently undertaken extensive and exhaustive diplomatic efforts, but the impetus for their actions are profoundly different.  Russia’s plan is Euro-Centric while France has been courting India. 

Developing non Euro-Centric economic partnerships is nothing new for France, in the post-colonial world; France continues to maintain strong international alliances.  Much as President Obama faces low approval ratings, so does French President Sarkozy.  The two leaders have approached these numbers in similar fashion, turning attention

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