Zaki Laïdi | The Daily Star
  • Zaki Laïdi

    The writer is Professor of International Relations at L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

  • The Hardening of Soft Power

    International-relations theorists generally distinguish between soft and hard power. Soft power refers to the exercise of political influence through flexible,
  • Why the EU election was a win for Macron

    Though the final vote tally might seem to suggest otherwise, the European Parliament elections, held between May 23 and 26, were a strategic success for French President Emmanuel Macron. There are four reasons why this is so.
  • Algeria’s moment of truth

    To understand what is behind the mass protests in Algeria, it helps to remember that the country’s outgoing president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, held that office for two decades, and served as foreign minister as far back as 1963, the year John F Kennedy was assassinated.
  • The Macron Doctrine?

    French President Emmanuel Macron invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Paris as his first foreign guest, while US President Donald Trump will attend this year's Bastille Day celebrations.