Search: France,NATO (10 materials)

The French Dispatch: The Year 2022 and European Security

... transatlantic dialogue 2021 has been rich in negative events for European security: the world has witnessed the collapse of the Open Skies Treaty, American-French discord concerning AUKUS, the termination of the official dialogue between Russia and NATO, and the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. Alexander Yermakov: Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe? Over the past year, the Western countries seem to have been searching for new strategies. Since the end of 2019, NATO has been developing a new concept, and in June 2021 at the summit in Brussels,...

10.01.2022

AUKUS: Returning to de Gaulle or a Storm in a Teacup?

... gesture or whether her apparent stance could have major implications for NATO and European defense. But first, a spot of history. From Gaullism to Inconsistency Alexander Yermakov: Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe? In 1966, France left NATO’s integrated military structure and expelled NATO headquarters, which moved up the road to Brussels. De Gaulle had proposed the creation of a tripartite NATO, whereby France, the United Kingdom and the United States would be put on an equal footing ...

20.09.2021

Strategic Relevance of France's Overseas Territories

... St Martin, Saint Barthélemy (St Barts), Guadeloupe and Martinique, which are used as a tool to influence the Central American nations. Besides, the islands are also close to the United States and Mexico, which explains Washington’s concerns about France being outside the scope of NATO’s command structures during the Cold War, as this could have led to a non-NATO nuclear power capable of reaching out to the American east coast. In Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon (located near Canada), France’s soft and hard power are not as strong ...

07.04.2021

ELN Members Meet with Special Envoy of the President of France for the Development of Relations between the European Union and Russia Pierre Vimont

... representatives of European Leadership Network (ELN) had an online meeting with Pierre Vimont, Special Envoy of the President of France for the Development of Relations between the European Union and Russia, in the context of the upcoming Russian-French summit.... ... Andrey Kortunov, RIAC General Director, spoke about the results of work of the international subgroup on the prospects of Russia-NATO relations.

27.08.2020

Macron’s Security Ambitions and Russia

... interests of France now have a European dimension’ opens the door. Interesting as they are, the ideas of the President of France will not have an immediate impact on the way the EU treats Russia and its general strategic thinking. Decisions on EU foreign ... ... result of the American presidential election, the alleged ability of the EU to navigate between the US and other powers, EU-NATO cooperation, and obviously Macron's difficult effort to be re-elected in 2022 and Germany's post-Merkel orientation. Irrespective ...

10.06.2020

Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe?

.... According to Hollande, the French Strategic Nuclear Forces contribute to the pan-European security, yet remain ‘sovereign:’ Paris will neither, as a matter of principle, be part of the NATO Nuclear Planning Group nor will it participate in the NATO’s Nuclear Sharing [ 1 ]. Notwithstanding European solidarity and the special nuclear cooperation that France enjoys with the United Kingdom, Hollande stressed that, “our [France’s] deterrence is our own; it is we who decide, we who evaluate our vital interests.” It was France’s rather unique attitude to defence policy issues, and to the independence ...

08.04.2020

Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

... reasoning. Constructive Uncertainty? Ivan Timofeev: Onslaught of French Diplomacy Some ambiguity in French rhetoric regarding the INF Treaty is understandable. On the one hand, the French government has no desire to open a new front of opposition with NATO, whose relations with France are complicated as it is and which has already fully aligned with the US on the INF Treaty. Neither did G7, during its summit in Biarritz, dare attempt to adjust the patently flawed and unconvincing US narrative regarding the preservation of the ...

26.12.2019

A Europe Whole and Free: A Utopia or, After All, a Future?

... pragmatism? It is for the Americans to decide whether they have overstayed their welcome in our continent, having turned the NATO into a business venture and closing down globalization in order to get in competitive shape at everybody else’s expense,... ... globalised world of interdependence and cultural diversity, where development of all would ensure development of each nation. France convened the Paris Peace Forum last year to mark the end of World War One. So far its results do not impress. Maybe, we ...

23.08.2019

Paris, Kremlin’s new ally in Europe?

... parties. Although Mrs. May is reported to consider the option, we’re actually still far from the triggering of Article 4 of NATO’s founding treaty, that provides for a consultation within the North Atlantic Council should one of the member-States feel ... ... 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 ...

15.03.2018

French Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert Discusses NATO-Russia Relations

On April 14, 2016 France’s Ambassador in Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert held a meeting at the French Embassy with RIAC Director General Andrey ... ... international journalists Andrey Soldatov and Pavel Felgenhauer. The discussion focused on the relations between Russia and NATO in the context of the upcoming NATO Warsaw Summit in July 2016, the prospects for recovery of the NATO-Russia Council activity ...

15.04.2016

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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