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Strategic Relevance of France's Overseas Territories

... French who seem to have taken advantage of the potential offered by the remains of the former Empire, which extended from Asia (Indochina) to Latin America (French Guiana) only a few decades ago.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes In contrast to the United Kingdom, France is usually not particularly keen on promoting what remains of its colonies, with only a few French nationals travelling to French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Mayotte or Saint-Barthélemy, to name but a few places. In fact,...

Ламберт Майкл
07.04.2021 14:23:02

70 years NATO – China for the first time as a „possible threat“

... „obsolete“. Macron intends to move closer to Russia, start a new detente with Putin to prvent a Sino-Russian alliance and to relieve pressure on the European central front to get more NATO resources for the South: Africa and the Near and Middle East. France has long pushed for a Mediterranean Union in the EU and is now trying to do so in NATO.   Source: AP Photo/Frank AugsteinThe Eastern Europeans, on the other hand, see NATO’s main area of ​​activity as against Russia in the east, and Trump ...

Ostner Ralf
19.12.2019 15:11:41

Russia joins the Paris Climate Change Agreement: clear the way for an EU-Russia Eco-Alliance?

... in disarmament. People in Germany are over-sensitized to green issues, and the atomic threat of war, which has never been so great as it is today, does not give anyone the necessary importance here. Protesters gather near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France during the 2015 UN Climate Conference. (Clement Martin/Sipa USA via Associated Press) Germany and the EU do not seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation when power politics dominate international relations and disarmament agreements collapse....

Ostner Ralf
11.10.2019 10:04:35

Does it worth Germany and France taking refuge into the arms of Russia and China?

..., there is reason for concern. And all countries, not just Estonia or Belarus, should be aware of the cynic’s version of the golden rule: “He who has the gold makes the rules.” Hence, Counter Narco-terrorism Alliance Germany, urges Germany and France not to giving up on the United States because of Trump, rather push for counter balance for both Russia and China otherwise Germany and France would be treated as Ukraine and Laos whom Russia and China conducted.

Sohail Ajmal
23.07.2019 13:17:31

Italy, France, Libya

... not positively affect relations with Paris. Another quirk, at the heart of Italian Finmeccanica, when the Paris-Berlin axis requested the intervention of the European commission to investigate the acquisition by Fincantieri of the French company Stx France (now Chantiers de l'Atlantique) — agreement taken by Hollande and immediately withdrawn by Macron as soon as he went up to the Elysium. There is also the public accounts front: where the statement by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wants ...

Cappelletti Francesco
20.05.2019 15:12:51

The EU`s yellow movement to an orange revolution?

Whilst yellow vests' protests in France continue, confusion about causes and effects is growing in the public discourse. Even if the matter is complex the EU's political elite need to get to the roots of the problem quickly. Otherwise, similar events may soon occur in other member states....

Russia Meeting
19.02.2019 00:38:46

Hollywood banks on Cold War and "McCarthyism"

... Vosjoli, the head of the old SDECE, who challenged the martinet president Charles de Gaulle, seemed approproate summer reading for the millions of french who now crowd the beaches and try to relax and get away from the agitated daily life of cosmopolitan France. Particularly since current president Macron is known to behave sometimes as a martinet (as deGaulle did), and there is nobody with the character of a de Vosjoli to step forward and challenge the "boy wonder" French leader, who could ...

Эрманн Эрик
07.08.2018 15:14:20

Russian-French research cooperation: Where there is a will, there is a way

... goals set out in this roadmap is to establish cooperation between the largest research funding agencies in both countries – namely, the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) and Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). According to the Web of Science data, France is the third most important collaborating country (after the US and Germany) by the number of co-authored papers of the Russian scientists with more than 3,000 publications each year. These works represent a stable community of 12-13 thousand researchers ...

Коновалов Сергей
20.06.2018 15:51:53

Paris, Kremlin’s new ally in Europe?

... he would condemn Russia [only] “if they poisoned” Skripal. In other words, if the Russian Government’s implication was supported by concrete evidence. But the most surprising, for rather bold, reaction came from its closest neighbour and ally: France. In a much-commented press conference, Benjamin Griveaux, the spokesman of the French Government, indicated that France wouldn’t jump to any hurried conclusions, and that Mrs. May’s accusation of Moscow seemed to him as “fantasy politics”,...

Roos Grégoire
15.03.2018 23:32:21

The Western Guide to Understanding the Russian Soul

... with Monsieur Pierre de Fermor, the President of Friends of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice (Les Amis de la Cathédrale Russe de Nice - ACRN) Adriel Kasonta: The St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Nice is recognized as a national monument of France, which was described by Russian Ambassador to France, Alexander Orlov, as “the most beautiful and biggest Russian cathedral outside of Russia”, during the charity event hosted by ACRN on 9 June 2016 at The Negresco in Nice. The cathedral was ...

Kasonta Adriel
23.05.2017 16:08:54

2017 French Presidential Elections: a decisive choice for the improvement of Russian-French relations

... Considering the sanctions that have been renewed until July 31st 2017, the fact that François Hollande has refused to meet with the Russian president Vladimir Putin, which can nearly be considered as diplomatic incident as well as the disagreement between France and Russia regarding Syria and Ukraine; relations between the two countries have been at their worst point. As both candidates, François Fillon and Marine Le Pen, keep insisting, the future French government will play a major role in the normalization ...

Pinto Mailys
21.04.2017 00:28:10

Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... by Fox News, by Garry Kasparov writing in The Guardian, and by former U.S. Ambassador Micheal McFaul. Not a very good trust builder for two nations who have pledged to work together to combat extremism. Existentialism, a product of Nazi-occupied France In fact, academic existentialism did not evolve into an “ism” (or an “academic brand”) until 1944, in Nazi-occupied France. It emerged because Hitler's censors are known to have overlooked works by the likes of ...

Эрманн Эрик
28.07.2016 07:50:00

A French perspective on the Ukrainian crisis

... only be solved within the European continent. The Normandy format was initiated in Bénouville the 6th of June 2014 at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, with the objective to allow a first encounter between Poroshenko and Putin. France is thus a facilitator for negotiations. It did not sign the Minsk agreements but supported them with a declaration. There are further reasons that make France part of the ‘Normandy Format’. France (under the presidency of Nicolas ...

Boudet Anne-Emmanuelle
17.05.2016 11:22:00

Ban Ki-Moon and the charade of transparency

UN propagandists claim that the selection process to name the next secretary general, who will take office before the inauguration of the next U.S. president, will be the most transparent in the history of the organization, which was founded in 1945. But on close examination, the security council recommends a new secretary general based on "a private meeting." This means that the politics and diplomacy that determine who becomes the next leader of the institution, and the roles of NGOs...

Эрманн Эрик
12.03.2016 00:51:00

The smog of war

... combined GDP of eight countries-- China, Russia, India, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea and Indonesia-- will account for about a third of the world economy by 2020. The G7 countries – Germany, the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, France and Italy – will account for just over 40%.” But it is the major economies who are stuck paying the full tab. Here is a list of the world's "Top 20 Most Polluted Cities" courtesy of The World Economic Forum and the ...

Эрманн Эрик
23.01.2016 03:25:00

Terror in Paris: Time to Think, & Sit Down, Shutup to the Ideologues

This was written as the Paris attacks unfolded. I have preserved the unfolding nature of the original piece to connect the reader in a deeper sense to what I was feeling as I wrote this. As this historic terrorist attack unfolds, France, Europe, the West, and the Middle East need to really think about what they've been doing and what they are about to do before doing it. This is a time to be smart, but it is also a time to marginalize unhelpful, myopic voices, be they ...

Frydenborg Brian
21.11.2015 13:33:00

The Syrian Refugee Crisis. Can Brazil really afford to take 50,000 syrian refugees?

While Brazil's “strategic allies” --Germany and France-- are now turning away Syrians and other refugees Brazil has already provided asylum to 2,900 people presumed to be Syrian nationals fleeing the bloody civil war. The United States, which open sources indicate is spending billions of dollars to ...

Эрманн Эрик
14.11.2015 00:18:00

Sports Diplomacy. Can Sepp Blatter bring unity to a fractious FIFA?

After being told by Henry Kissinger that it was time to “modernize” FIFA president Sepp Blatter has turned football into a money machine that is expanding in Africa the Middle East and Asia, and maintaining a profitable scenario for marketing partners in a troubled global economy. Reflecting on how football has become a global force during his long tenure as FIFA president, Blatter tweeted on March 23rd that... “FIFA, with the positive emotions that football unleashes, is more...

Эрманн Эрик
04.04.2015 18:30:00


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