A Sight on European Defence

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In my previous post dedicated to the debate at the House of Commons I did not make mention of Dr Fox statement on French nuclear assets. Saying that “We must also remember that France itself co-operates very closely on nuclear issues with the United States. The United States, France and the United Kingdom form the… » read more

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As usual the House of Commons offered on 2nd November a very rich and dense debate on the ins and outs of the treaties signed between France and the United Kingdom at the occasion of the summit. I warmly recommend you to pay a visit to the video of the debate, that you will reach… » read more

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The Spanish digital review Atenea published on 3rd November an article written by Alfredo Crespo Alcázar and titled “La economía: factor determinante en la politica de defensa de David Cameron“. According to this website, Mr Crespo Alcázar’s book “David Cameron: tras la senda de Churchill y Thatcher” should be available from next December on (this… » read more

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The European Union Institute for Security Studies has just released a report titled “What do Europeans want from NATO?”. As usual for productions published under the umbrella of this institute, it is worth reading this new document, and even if I do not totally agree with some of the points, the different articles are really… » read more

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Mrs Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State is said to have “has warned the European members of NATO against making excessive cuts in their defence budgets”, as reported by the European Voice. However I do not know, whether the USA are concerned by the defence cuts and the subsequent reduction of armed forces or if… » read more

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On 9th October, the French Socialist Party held a convention dedicated to foreign policy and intending to delineate the political orientations of the Party in the perspective of 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. The text currently available on the net is not the definitive version and we are waiting for the public release of the… » read more

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Since the very beginning of operations in Afghanistan, exactly 2002 for the German Police Project, Germany has been training the Afghan Police as a contribution to the reconstruction of the state of law. However, times are becoming harder for the German Police. Die Zeit, the German weekly newspaper of reference, has published on 5th September… » read more

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In the 90’s, along with German reunification and the upheaval of Eastern Europe map, France, Germany and Poland set up an informal forum, named the Triangle of Weimar. This forum stills exists, even if more or less on decline, and covers many fields of tri-lateral cooperation, including defence. Initially, this cooperation could have become to… » read more

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This morning on the radio I could hear the reporter telling us about 9.11. I perfectly remember those days, some 9 years ago. In the following days and weeks, all of us wanted to express solidarity, compassion, empathy with the American people. Europe’s public opinion was supporting the US operation against the Taliban regime and… » read more

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