A Sight on European Defence

Next to come

As I have some posts stored in my computer, I can already unveil those next to come: – German armed forces reform and the idea of expeditionary warfare. -To continue with comprehensive approach, a more generic post on the issue. -Iran, the most compliant adversary when speaking about missile defence. Enjoy your weekend.

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The EU operations in Somalia reveal a complex landscape, as involved in Somalia are two military operations with different commanders, both referring, I suppose, to the EU military staff, a multitude of programs, NGOs, organizations in charge of the civilian side and getting money from the EU. By the way and because of the ongoing… » read more

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I have just finished reading a long article expressing a harsh criticism of European construction. My overall impression is that I hope the author, Mr Robert Crowcroft is wrong, but his arguments mostly hit the bull’s eye. I really encourage you to read this post at the following address: http://www.defenceviewpoints.co.uk/articles-analysis/fear-honour-and-interest-the-fragility-of-european-stability-part-1 and then, for the part… » read more

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The German Institute for International and Security affairs has recently issued a very interesting study on piracy and maritime security. I hope you speak German as this document is available only in this language; if so, I strongly recommend you to read it. After having read it thoroughly, I went to the website of the… » read more

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Mr Di Rupo has been tasked by the King of the Belgians to explore the possibility to form a government after the anticipated legislative elections, which took place in spring. The scenario of 2007, when it took several months to form a coalition, seems to play again, as Mr Di Rupo has to negotiate with… » read more

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Among the multiples areas in which our governments operate, the fight against terrorism is often regarded as a field in which European Defence could develop. Some of the arguments one can read here and there are the following ones: -The terrorist attacks of the past years against European countries have shown that international terrorism threatens… » read more

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This is the follow up of a previous post, published some days ago. Number one is to be found here: http://europeandefence.blogactiv.eu/2010/08/23/blog-%E2%80%98kings-of-war%E2%80%99-comments-on-%E2%80%98the-silent-death-of-european-defence-the-quiet-awakening-of-european-security-1/ Looking more precisely at the current UK coalition, I was really sceptic in the past. I even wrote a rather pessimistic post on this issue. The latest developments of the budgetary crisis have convinced… » read more

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On 8th June, Mr Rob Dover published on ‘Kings of War’ a post dedicated to European Defence. At that time, he had proposed the visitors to feel free to challenge and correct him. For sure my answer comes a little bit late. But it’s OK, at least in my opinion: I will never comment immediately… » read more

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The Centre for Strategic and International Studies, along with the French IRIS, issued in July a report dedicated to “Security and Stability in Africa in the twenty-first century“, written by Richard Downie. This report is really worth being read because of the accurate and updated view on Africa it conveys. I particularly enjoyed the description… » read more

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