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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 ...

16.06.2021

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 ...

23.04.2021

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,...

07.04.2021

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 ...

09.02.2021

IFRI Expert Workshop on Russian Foreign Policy Prospects and the Future of Russia-France Relations

... November 20, 2020, IFRI (Institut français des relations internationales), Paris, with the support of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, held a traditional annual expert workshop on the prospects for Russian foreign policy and the future of Russia-France relations. On November 20, 2020, IFRI (Institut français des relations internationales), Paris, with the support of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, held a traditional annual expert workshop on the prospects for Russian foreign policy ...

22.11.2020

Shaky Bridges Between Russia, Turkey and the EU

Three questions to Andrey Kortunov Covid-19, demonstrations in Khabarovsk, Alexey Navalny’s poisoning, protests in Belarus, revived conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, political crisis in Kyrgyzstan: Russia is facing a number of challenges internally and in its immediate neighbourhood. Andrey Kortunov , Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), shares his analysis of President Putin’s situation amid these crises, and of Russia’s relations with Turkey and the EU. What does Vladimir...

03.11.2020

France24 Debate on Possible Role of EU and France in Resolving Belarusian Crisis

On September 29, 2020, international debates on the possible role of France and the European Union as a whole in resolving the political crisis in Belarus were facilitated by France 24, a French television network. On September 29, 2020, international debates on the possible role of France and the European Union as a ...

30.09.2020

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

... was briefed about upcoming ELN proposals on strengthening European security and strategic stability On August 25, 2020, 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. The French diplomat was briefed about upcoming ELN proposals on strengthening European security and strategic stability....

27.08.2020

Macron’s Security Ambitions and Russia

The new role of France as the EU’s only nuclear power, as well as Macron’s personality and ambitious geopolitical agenda deserve some attention French President Emmanuel Macron has his own vision about geopolitics and wants the EU to actively take part in the ongoing ...

10.06.2020

RIAC and Institut Montaigne Hold Gulf Security Meeting

On May 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institut Montaigne (France), held an online expert discussion focusing on the approaches of Russia and France to security in the Persian Gulf On May 14, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in cooperation with the Institut Montaigne (France), held an online ...

16.05.2020
 

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  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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