- Emmanuel Macron's vision of a more muscular Europe is coming true.
- Leaders are grappling with the fallout from Russia's war in Europe.
- Europe is rearming, asserting itself and learning to speak the language of power.
- France maintains a big army with a global reach and the world's third largest diplomatic network.
- Macron is calling for talks in Paris on the future of the continent's air defences.
- Many of the alliance's other members suspect that France will always keep a certain distance.
- Trying to have things both ways can lead to maddening ambiguity.
The Economist — World — European Sovereignty — Nato — Russia — France
Emmanuel Macron’s vision of a more muscular Europe is coming true
French President Emmanuel Macron's vision of a more muscular Europe is coming true, but his allies disagree on its strategies and goals. France is rearming, asserting itself, and learning the language of power, but Macron's practical prescriptions are proving less popular.