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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 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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The UK-France summit of 2nd November 2011 has been presented as a major step forward as for bi-lateral cooperation in defence and security issues refers. Indeed, it is, as both countries say in a common declaration, “the UK and France are natural partners in security and defence. As permanent members of the United Nations Security… » read more

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The debate over the consequences of Britain’s Strategic Defence and Security Review has crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the USA, more precisely, the Lexington Institute, where Mr Daniel Goure has titled a post: “British Defence Cuts May Be a Harbinger of U.S. Military Trends”. Out of his post, I have extracted a paragraph that… » read more

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Many criticize the EU and its bureaucracy. However the EU have some positive aspects of which some are directly linked with democracy and the free access to information. This is what I did appreciate some days ago, while surfing, I got access to the conclusions of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (which gathers… » 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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Sun Tzu said: The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline. The Moral Law causes the people… » read more

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Today, while writing another post, I had opened my browser and was listening more precisely on some songs on YouTube. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/rB5Nbp_gmgQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] And so what, would you say? One of those songs was “Rule Britannia”. Every nation needs myths to forge its unity. Myths of Glory, might it belong to the… » read more

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