TSG Report Cited in Time Magazine: Your Complete Guide to the French Presidential Elections
April 19, 2017

Your Complete Guide to the French Presidential Elections

Time Magazine
By: Tara John


France goes to the polls for two rounds of presidential elections on April 23 and May 7, a historically unpredictable contest thanks to its insurgent political outsiders and slew of scandals …

The Issues


This has been a hot-button topic since a wave of terror attacks by Islamic extremists killed more than 350 people in 2015, prompting (President Francois) Hollande to put France in an extended state of emergency. As of May 2015, around 1,800 French nationals joined ISIS and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq, according to The Soufan Group. Legitimate fears that the radicalized will launch further atrocities has caused deep cultural rifts in France and the the public’s attention has now shifted to issues surrounding national identity, Islamic extremism and immigration …


Download The Soufan Group’s updated report on Foreign Fighters here.


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