A Sight on European Defence

Today I received as usually the questions asked by the members of the German Parliament at their government. I would like to underline one of them:it seems that past July a German employee of a private security company was killed in action. They express their concern on the allegations against some NATO-contracted companies, which could… » 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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In the perspective of the development of European Defence (I prefer to precise: in the long term, very long term perspective of…), some comparisons are regularly made on the different conditions or limitations to the use of armed forces on national soil. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/IyYj2QBpj8s” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] This is the focal point of a… » 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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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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Currently, every night I read some lines of Sun Tzu’s Art of War. There are some points worth being linked with European Defence. Therefore, in the next months, at least one post will be dedicated, every week, to Sun Tzu and the relations towards European Defence.

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