Rewind and Reconnoiter: A Case for French Leadership on Ukraine with Gesine Weber


In 2022, Gesine Weber wrote “A Case for French Leadership on Ukraine” in which she explored France’s potential to lead European security efforts following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In the wake of the French government’s discussion to potentially send military trainers and recent provision of Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets to Ukraine, we invited her back to revisit her initial hypotheses on the efficacy of French leadership. Read more below. Photo: President of Ukraine  In your article “A Case for French Leadership on Ukraine,” written in 2022, you argued that France is providing vital leadership in Europe in response to

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