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The World After the INF Treaty: Time to Let European Leaders in on the Game?

... Control Andrey Kortunov: The Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications Few of us remember how negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme began. In October 2003, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Dominique de Villepin and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Joschka Fischer approached President of Iran Mohammad Khatami in an attempt to persuade him to comply with IAEA requirements and also to provide him with guarantees that ...


European Union Is Back in the Game

... with a grain of salt. The France–Germany tandem has always been the driving force behind European integration, and without its initiative and harmony, the European Union will not succeed. Speaking at the Sorbonne on September 26, the President of France offered Europe’s youth a vision of the European Union that is no less ambitious than that of the President of the European Commission. Experts counted no fewer than 10 large-scale initiatives in Macron’s address [ 24 ]. In particular, he supported the speediest ...


Russia and France: a Dialogue on Strategic Perspective

... educational, trading, economic and humanitarian spheres. Visa lifting must remain the strategic goal of the process, while softening of the visa regime is to be set as an intermediate objective. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler Joseph Dobbs: Why the West, especially Europe, needs Russia Fifth, Russia and France must closely cooperate in countering international terrorism, the overall task placed among the priorities for a future European security system. At the same time, bilateral cooperation seems by no means less important, because both Russia and ...


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 those of ...


The Second Front of Islamic Terrorism

... Islamist international. Its current version is sure to become a clear and present danger to mankind for many years ahead. However, the greatest concern comes from the 11,000-12,000 foreign fighters in the IS ranks, among them about three thousand from France, Great Britain, Belgium and other European countries [2] , who will some day return to their homelands and make up the core of the local Islamist brigades. Global Terrorism Index 2014 Highlights In the 2000s, the United States and Europe tried to contain the terrorist threat from a distance,...


Charlie Hebdo: Take a Side

... individual. But underestimating the threat, along with other symptoms of the coming storm, inevitably lead to this day of reckoning. Homeland Security with White Gloves Indeed, the alarming signals were all there under everybody's eyes. France itself can count two copycat car attacks on its territory, whose authors were Islamic extremists, but the authorities quickly minimized the importance of those events. Moreover, Europe has been the theater of a long list of pro-ISIS parades. Many participants were long date Europe's residents. But instead of taking a hard stance against those, the European governments rushed to stress profusely that Islam is a religion ...


“Mistralization” of Europe or whether sanctions will change Russia

... discontent over the deal with French ships. On Monday the prime minister of Great Britain David Cameron too stated the point of view about it: "Frankly speaking, in our country it would be simply impossible to execute such an order’[4] Answer of France In March, during preparation of the European doctrine according to economic sanctions against Russia the Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius mentioned possibility of cancellation of the contract. It was a question of "a possible delay" — diplomats noted. At that moment ...


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