what can France do against the American giant?

DECRYPTION – France has decided to recall its ambassador to the United States after the announcement of a new pact between Washington, Canberra and London. All eyes are now on NATO, already criticized by President Macron in the past.

This is a historic gesture: Paris therefore decided on Friday September 17 to recall its ambassadors to the United States and Australia for consultations, after the cancellation of the contract for the supply of French submarines, in favor of a strategic partnership with Washington and London. An unprecedented decision, commensurate with the slap not only commercial, but above all diplomatic, inflicted by the United States on their French ally.

Because the AUKUS agreement (for “Australia”, “United Kingdom” and “United States”), set up to counter China, in fact means a marginalization of France and Europe in the Indo-Pacific region, a key region of the 21st century.

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France’s first reaction had been timid: the cancellation of its participation in a gala evening scheduled for Friday, September 16 in Washington. Ironically, this reception at the residence

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