French foreign policy and social integration

25 November 2015

The Straits Times

Associate Professor Reuben Wong, Jean Monnet Professor in European Integration and Foreign Policy at the Department of Political Science and Mr Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, a PhD candidate in Political Science from the NUS-King’s college London Joint Degree Programme, discussed the French foreign policy and social integration in light of the Friday 13th Paris attacks.

As difficult as circumstances are, both authors opined that it is an opportune time to reassess Western policies towards the Middle East.

They added that it is best to concentrate efforts on making Muslims identify themselves as full and equal citizens, rather than as marginalised immigrants or unwelcome foreigners.

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