Understanding the drivers of French ambitions in the Mediterranean
On 15 September, Steven A. Cook published an article in Foreign Post on the surge of French presence in the Mediterranean, commenting France’s regional agenda. For Cook, France has clearly manifested a desire to impose itself as a central power in the Mediterranean, initially driven by its interest in energy resources. Cook also highlights that its antagonism with Turkey and its desire to limit migration waves are strong incentives for France’s regional involvement. However for Cook, it remains unclear whether France will have the power to support its ambitions.
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