French Socialist candidate livid as ex-PM Valls defects to Macron

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Michel Rose and Sudip Kar-Gupta

Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election, becoming the biggest Socialist Party name to turn his back on its official candidate and support the centrist instead.

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In Deep Waters with China and Russia

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Cynthia M. Lardner

 

The Threat to Global Stability and Security

 

Geopolitical tensions have risen to a level where another major war or even world war is no longer outside the realm of possibilities. There has been a military build-up by the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea (SCS), and by Russia in the Baltic and Western European regions.

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