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Second RIAC and CONFLITS Webinar on Central Africa and the Sahel Region

... Mali. The webinar was attended by Herve Juvin, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Identity and Democracy Foundation; Daniel Dory, former Vice Minister of Territorial Planning of Bolivia, Associate Professor, La Rochelle University (France); Wolfgang Pusztai, Senior Advisor at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna. Russian side was represented by: Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Denis Degterev, Head of the Department of Theory and History ...


Africa-France Summit 2021: A Real Revival or a Trick?

The latest Africa-France Summit reflects the desire to manifest a possible Africanisation of Africa-France relations rather than a unilateral “francisation” of relations. On October 8–9, the New Africa-France 2021 Summit was held in Montpellier. Partially covered ...


France and Africa: Towards a New Model of Relations?

Macron’s African policy since 2017 is a mixed bag when it comes to reinvigorating the dialogue between France and Africa, with a more or less equal number of hits and misses In recent decades, French foreign policy in Africa has been preoccupied with a jump-start of relations with the African nations, marked by a gradual curtailment of the Françafrique ...


RIAC and Institut Montaigne Discussed JCPOA and Regional Policy of Iran

On September 22, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Institut Montaigne (France) held a closed workshop “JCPOA and Regional Policies of Iran: Visions from Russia and France”. The goal of the meeting was to find a commonality between the positions of Russia and France on key issues related to Iranian issues On September ...


AUKUS, the Indo-Pacific, and France’s Role: Fluctuat nec Mergitur

The new alliance is a game changer for the Indo-Pacific geopolitics. France will have to adapt to this new reality, AUKUS may complicate Paris’ efforts, but its Indo-Pacific strategy and commitment, based on strategic autonomy, will endure The announcement of the new AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the ...


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

In the wake of the AUKUS deal, France is more likely to enhance its military co-operation with India France’s anger at the US-UK-Australia (AUKUS) deal to build nuclear submarines in Australia is palpable but understandable, since Australia has reneged on a multi-billion-euro contract ...


Nuclear Energy is not Dead! Understanding the Drivers Underpinning the Ongoing Nuclear Renaissance

... nuclear arsenal is less about its completion than about its long-run sustainability. Indeed, nothing suggests that a country will remain politically and economically stable in the upcoming years, decades or even centuries. Let us take the example of France and the United Kingdom, two countries which at the time of the development of their nuclear arsenals (1952 and 1960 respectively) and their civilian power plants were global powers able to counterweight Washington and Moscow (e.g. France withdrawal ...


The CIA Declassified Reports on The French Nuclear Weapons Program (1959)

... the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) published a scientific intelligence report on “ The French Nuclear Weapons Program ” (CIA/SI 47-59) analyzing the state of progress of the French research in this specific field. The secret report describes France’s capabilities in plutonium production, extraction, isotope separation and the development of nuclear weapons as well as puts forward a possible first nuclear test in the Sahara Desert at Reggane (French Algeria). According to the CIA, France ...


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,...


Conquering the Emptiness: A New Stage in the Militarization of Outer Space

... preparations for orbital warfare were openly declared to be its principal task. Orbital warfare is also one of the subjects to be taught to officers at the new training centre. The U.S. initiative caused a domino effect among its allies. In September 2019, France established, as part of its air force, a Space Command with a higher status than before, and in October 2020, NATO announced the creation of a space centre at Allied Air Command in the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom ...


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