Search: France,Germany (15 materials)


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

... continent together with the institutions has inherited their policies, including that of containment of not only Russia but Germany as well, as has become obvious under the Trump Administration? It is no accident that Richard Haass writes in the Foreign ... ... 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 ...


The National Factor in Europe Today

... families support this ambition and share a deep distrust of "Atlantic" anglo-saxon intentions and a low opinion of orchestrated "anti-Russian hysteria." Restarting the "Franco-German engine" of Europe The reconciliation of France and Germany, after what Ernst Nolte called the "European Civil War", was an unquestionable obligation in view of the two worldwide conflicts of the twentieth century. The French and German conceptions of the nation are nonetheless very different....


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

... like Russia, 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. Ajmal Sohail


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

... 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 his country’s right to develop the peaceful atom would be respected. The ...


An Unforeseeable Europe

... themselves made the youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic the poster boy for a unified Europe, not only in France, but in the entire European Union. However, do we have the right now to claim that the European Union has, following the ... ... began to dim. Angela Merkel’s victory in the German federal elections was pyrrhic: next year, the exogenous Alternative for Germany party will achieve unprecedented success in Bavaria and Hesse and the Chancellor will be forced to play the unenviable ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... “Multilateral Format” Scenarios 1. Regardless of the resolution of the post-Yugoslav heritage problems, formation of a permanent "Balkan Council" is a top priority. It would include representatives of Russia, the US, Great Britain, Turkey, France, Italy, Slovenia and Germany as international observers, with mediation on the part of the EU and the UN, and also envoys of all the Western Balkan countries. The logical way to give life to this format is to reframe and accelerate the work of the Regional Cooperation Council ...


The Times for a Special Relationship Between Germany and Russia Are Over

... neighbourhood — as in Ukraine — for international conflicts that involve Russia. This does not mean that relations between Germany and Russia fall pray, for instance, to difficulties in the US-Russian relationship. Yet, staying out of the game cannot ... ... at taking on more responsibility. How a responsible international Russia policy might look like is demonstrated right now by France’s president: a clear stance towards Russia in Syria and in questions of domestic meddling while at the same time continuing ...


Turkey vs. the EU: Still arguing? Russians Are Coming…

... already troubled situation. Kerim Has: Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies The audit states that Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, all of which have a sizeable Turkish diaspora, bear an additional political load that largely ... ... place. Moreover, the 2017 referendum demonstrated that the overwhelming majority of ethnic Turks support Recep Erdogan. Italy, France and Spain are largely guided by economic considerations and the Realpolitik concept. At the same time, “junior” EU ...


European Union Is Back in the Game

... his voters seemed to support, are already causing a vehement protest, pulling down his rating and weakening his position. If a leader’s domestic political support is flagging, international actors begins to take his words with a grain of salt. The FranceGermany 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 ...


Prospects for Russian-German-French Cooperation in Settling the Syrian Conflict Discussed in Berlin

... Affairs Council was represented by its Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov, who briefed the participants on the reasons and preliminary results of the Russian military operation in Syria. The discussion has revealed that the interests and abilities of Germany and France in resolving the Syrian crisis vary, and developing a unified approach requires a lot of teamwork. At that, Russia’s recent actions, namely promoting inter-Syrian dialogue and withdrawal of its main military grouping from Syria, were viewed ...


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