European Defense and Security
Monday, 29 June, 2015

Podcast | Watch the video of the round table entitled "The Empire Strikes Back | Towards a new Major War in Europe?" which was attended by Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute, at IHEDN Meetings that took place Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Paris (Ecole Militaire)


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Monday, 22 June, 2015

Podcast | 40 new missiles, a new submarine: Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, announced on June 16 the strengthening of its nuclear arsenal. NATO's response was immediate: "It is unjustified nuclear belligerence, dangerous and destabilizing," responded General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg. The Russian announcement came after the Pentagon want to park heavy weapons in some countries of Eastern Europe. While the behavior and reactions of the Russians and Americans have a whiff of cold war, Putin's ads are not a surprise, according to Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, at the Thomas More Institute and an expert on security issues European and Russian Foreign Policy But the tension between Moscow and Washington is becoming stronger (...)

Monday, 22 June, 2015

Key Facts 4 | On June 2015, the 16th, Vladimir Putin declared that the Russian military would deploy 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles. This decision is part of a global rearmament which was initiated before. NATO and its member states cannot remain indifferent | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Available in French

Sur fond de « paix froide » entre la Russie et l’Occident, Vladimir Poutine a annoncé le déploiement de nouveaux missiles balistiques intercontinentaux d’ici la fin de l’année 2015. L’initiative est présentée comme une réponse à la défense anti-missile américaine et au projet de stockage d’armes lourdes sur le territoire d’États membres de (...)

Wednesday, 3 June, 2015

Analyse | The Black Sea is a part of the Greater Mediterranean and it holds an increasingly important place in the conflict between Russia and the West. For Moscow, the Crimea is a bridgehead toward the Mediterranean and Middle-East. Thus, the Black Sea cannot be neglected by Europe. Whether the NATO is essential, the EU must play an active role in supporting the states of the region and opening another horizon | Text of the speech of Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute, at the debate « Mer Noire : espace stratégique », organized by the Observatoire des États post-soviétiques of INALCO, May 19, 2015 in Paris | Available in French

Vue depuis l’une ou l’autre capitale ouest-européenne, (...)

Friday, 22 May, 2015

Analysis | Ukraine is afflicted by a hybrid war with fall-outs in Central and Eastern Europe. Whatever the definition of this type of war, it appears that “hybrid” is a key word in this geopolitical situation. The hybrid war led by Russia on this battle-ground is a part of a grand strategy which combines various means and tools. This strategic mix is a global hybrid threat for the Euro-Atlantic Community and it is generating a political climate of tension between war and peace. It will be a long-running challenge | Text of the speech of Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute, at the seminar "Future Operations and 2C", organized by the Headquarters of the Rapid Reaction Corps - France (HQ RRC (...)

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