The negotiation upon Iran’s military nuclear program is locked and the Almaty meeting, in Kazakhstan, on the 26th of February, should not be a new step. We are getting closer the “red line” and confrontation. But if there is not much to expect from the meeting, however, this event draws attention to Kazakhstan. This country is very often perceived as a satellite state of “Russia-Eurasia” but such an appraisal may be hasty | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Available in French
Le 26 février 2013, Almaty accueillera une nouvelle réunion des « 5+1 » (les membres permanents du Conseil de sécurité plus l’Allemagne) et de l’Iran pour ouvrir des négociations sur le (...)
Moscow and Washington are engaged in a diplomatic and legislative battle since the Magnitsky affair, the name of an American lawyer who died in 2009 during his detention in Russia | Interview with Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Atlantico.fr, December 31, 2012
Vladimir Putin recently said, following the “Magnitsky affair” complications, that the relationship between Moscow and Washington are poisoned. Beyond this question that could seem minor, what can justify today renewed tensions between the two countries?
The “Magnitski affair” adds up to the “Yukos affair” and the imprisonment of Khodorkovsky - without even coming back on Putin’s personal power and his way (...)
Russia became on Wednesday the 156th member country of the WTO (World Trade Organization). This country which represents less than 3% of the world trade is going to be able to modernize its economy. However, that are going to win the members of the WTO of this historic entrance? | Interview of Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Published on Atlantico.fr, on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 | Available in French
1 ) La Russie est devenue ce mercredi le 156ème membre de l'OMC. Comment expliquer ce revirement de la part du pays et son entrée si tardive dans cette organisation ?
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The summit of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) is convened in Beijing on June, the 6th and 7th. It gave ground to Russia and China’s rulers to show their convergences. This is not just a mise-en-scene. Vladimir Putin’s priority is not a real and global partnership with the West. He is willing to shape a sort of Russia-Eurasia and turn to the emerging world | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Available in French
Si Vladimir Poutine a pu décliner l’invitation au G8 de Washington ainsi qu’au sommet euro-atlantique de Chicago, les 18 et 19 mai derniers, un tel comportement vis-à-vis de la Chine et des Etats de l’OCS (Organisation de Coopération de Shanghaï), était (...)
Today, a few days after the massacre of Houla, François Hollande receives Vladimir Putin in Paris. Some people will see the opportunity there to move closer to the positions on the situation in Syria but the perspective of a big Russian-western market remains very improbable | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Published on Atlantico.fr | Available in French
La Syrie bascule dans la guerre civile, le pouvoir de Bachar Al-Assad réprime dans le sang mais c’est avec constance que Vladimir Poutine maintient son appui et exclut une action de force. Ce faisant, il révéle l’importance de l’alliance russe avec l’appareil baathiste et son chef.
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Today is the "Day of Europe" but have the Europeans even the idea of what constitutes their common identity?
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