Harrison Stetler

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Harrison Stetler is a freelance journalist based in Paris.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers remarks during a press conference following his announcement that he was dissolving Parliament, at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris on June 12, 2024.

In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right? In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right?

At least they’re giving themselves a fighting chance.

Jun 12, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, pauses during news conference following a Special European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium, on April 18, 2024. The European Union's waning clout is sounding alarm bells in Europe's capitals.

The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise

Everyone seems to agree that Europe is struggling—but the EU shouldn’t look to the US for inspiration.

May 23, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

The interior of Paris’s Renzo Piano–design courthouse, where the defendants are being tried.

The Fictional Terrorist Conspiracy Being Tried in France The Fictional Terrorist Conspiracy Being Tried in France

Seven are accused of belonging to a far-left cell, despite the paucity of evidence.

Oct 26, 2023 / Harrison Stetler and Rona Lorimer

Protests against pension reform in France

What Will Macron Do When Arbitrary Arrests and Police Violence Fail? What Will Macron Do When Arbitrary Arrests and Police Violence Fail?

Bypassing the National Assembly to force through his unpopular pension reform looked like a clever move—until it brought the French people back onto the streets.

Mar 27, 2023 / Harrison Stetler

Newly elected French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and National Rally parliament members at the 16th National Assembly in Paris.

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally Has What It’s Always Wanted: Institutional Power Marine Le Pen’s National Rally Has What It’s Always Wanted: Institutional Power

The National Rally may fashion itself a movement, but it prefers that the people remain passive.

Sep 29, 2022 / Harrison Stetler

A crow of people in formalwear stands with fists raised.

France Rediscovers Parliamentary Politics France Rediscovers Parliamentary Politics

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist coalition would rather look for allies on the far right than on the left. 

Jun 30, 2022 / Harrison Stetler

Emmanuel Macron gesticulates while speaking to the press

The Rank Opportunism of Emmanuel Macron The Rank Opportunism of Emmanuel Macron

How the French president stumbled into a legitimacy crisis.

Apr 19, 2022 / Harrison Stetler

France Election Zemmour

The Face of the New French Right The Face of the New French Right

The pundit Éric Zemmour is leading a confident and radicalized conservative movement.

Nov 15, 2021 / Harrison Stetler

France’s Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights

France’s Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights France’s Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights

In the face of Macron’s intensified repression, the sans-papiers are marching in the streets and organizing in the workplace.

Dec 31, 2019 / Harrison Stetler

Éric Zemmour

The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics The Far Right Is Tightening Its Grip on French Politics

As extremist ideas enter the mainstream, “clash of civilizations” rhetoric is crowding out more nuanced approaches to the very real problem of terrorism.

Nov 1, 2019 / Harrison Stetler

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