Robert Redeker has lived in hiding in France for two years. His offence? To have criticised the Prophet Muhammad

The Armistice commemorations in Ypres: Remembrance cannot cure us of the instinct for war, but it can help to restrain us

‘It was days after the ceasefire had been signed and the facts on the ground went square against what President Nicolas Sarkozy of France had intended’

As his peacemaking efforts in Georgia reveal, Sarkozy’s foreign policy is cynical and incompetent

The humiliation of 1940 has cast a baleful shadow over France’s postwar history. Can Nicolas Sarkozy, the first president too young to be tainted by it, usher in a new era?