The Foreign Desk

Explainer 265: Letter by French soldiers warns of civil war

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12 May 2021

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Inflammatory claims in an open letter penned by several hundred members of the French military are causing a stir in France. The letter warns of the risk of civil war and targets radical Islam and national immigration policies – issues likely to loom large in next year’s presidential election. Andrew Mueller explains why the controversial letter matters in French politics.

12 May 2021

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