The cold anger of diplomats against the Elysee

Emmanuel Macron during the annual conference of French ambassadors at the Elysee Palace in Paris in August 2019. YOAN VALAT / AFP Anger as deep as it is discreet shakes the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since the announcement of the disappearance of two historic bodies, diplomats have understood that it would be impossible for … Read more

“Havana Syndrome” among American agents and diplomats: Washington determined to unravel the mystery

Secretary of State Antony Blinken surrounded by Jonathan Moore and Margaret A. Uyehara in Washington, November 5, 2021, at the State Department, ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AP Where to start the investigation? Havana (Cuba), Vienna (Austria), Hanoi (Vietnam), Berlin (Germany), Canton (China), Moscow (Russia), Bogota (Colombia), to Taiwan or even in the United States, Washington… ? … Read more

“What will diplomacy be like without diplomats, in an increasingly unpredictable and complex world? “

Tribune. The civil service reform initiated by the government plans, from January 1, 2023, to standardize the recruitment of civil servants and their supervisors. It thus claims to want to streamline careers and facilitate mobility. However, specialized competitions at the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs already coexist with considerable openness to external profiles: the … Read more

In Ethiopia, diplomats try to obtain a ceasefire

Ethiopian government soldiers on a road leading to Abiy Addi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, May 11, 2021. BEN CURTIS / AP Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, has been the scene for several days of intense negotiations, unprecedented since the start of a fratricidal war started a year ago, intended to wrest peace … Read more