European Defense and Security
Monday, 8 December, 2014

Analysis | The European Union (EU) is a flexible Pan-European Commonwealth rather than a real Commonwill. If the EU is an incomplete global player, there is room for maneuver. In this dangerous world, the soft power rhetoric can no longer be a way-out. Threats and challenges require a stronger common foreign policy toward Russia, in the neighbourhood and in Eastern Asia… | Text of the speech of Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute, “Europe and East Asia – Opportunities and Challenges”, 31th Euro-Taiwan Conference, organized by the Institute of International Relations of National Chengchi University, in partnership with the Thomas More Institute, Taipeh (Taiwan), 7-10 December 2014 (...)

Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

Tribune 46 | On 2 October 2014, the Turkish parliament passed legislation enabling the deployment of troops in the Syrian-Iraqi region. Ankara procrastination and late rally at the US-Western coalition committed against the "Islamic State" will yet rise to variations around a central question: Is Turkey a reliable ally? If put into perspective of the Turkish alliance reveals a complex history and geopolitics, participation in NATO has not been questioned, even during the "neo-Ottoman" bracket Davutoglu, the former minister Foreign Affairs became head of government. In this context, the Turkish-Western alliance remains essential, but it will better reflect the interests and political-military objectives of Turkey  | By (...)

Tuesday, 2 September, 2014

Tribune 43The Newport Atlantic Summit of Newport (September 4 and 5, 2014) will take place in a difficult geopolitical context. The war lead by Russia against Ukraine gets a lot of consequences in the entire Europe. NATO members will have to reassert the mutual defense tenet. In the Great Middle East, threats are adding up and entire areas tumble in chaos with dramatical consequences. Allies must to cop in the face of East and be ready to intervene on overseas theaters while conducting cunter-terrorist strategies. Together, they have to conserve the free movement of flows conditionnig modern societies all day life. It is urgent to reinforce and also to upload NATO | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas (...)

Monday, 21 July, 2014

Analyse | The missile against the Malaysia Airlines plane reminds us the “concealed war” leaded by Moscow against Ukraine and the russian will to destroy the European geopolitical system. The EU should abandon pretense and implement strengthened against the Russian state capitalism sanctions | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Available in French

Le tir de missile sur l’avion de la Malaysia Airlines a remis l’Ukraine au premier plan de l’actualité. Au fil des semaines, la « crise ukrainienne » s’est transformée en un conflit armé sur les confins russo-ukrainiens, avec pour toile de fond le révisionnisme géopolitique russe. Pourtant, l’Union européenne (UE) ne dit (...)

Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

Analysis | The cease-fire current in the Eastern of Ukraine can not conceal the conflict between Russia and the West on the founders of the European public international order principles. The formula of « Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals » is a nonsense and the European Council of 26 June must maintain a firm line | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Researcher Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Available in French

Dans l’Est de l’Ukraine, le pouvoir russe mène une « guerre couverte » à l’encontre de Kiev. Le conflit s’est désormais élargi au gaz, avec de possibles retombées dans l’ensemble de l’Europe. Le sommet européen des 26 et 27 juin 2014 reviendra sur ces questions et la formule sur « l’Europe (...)

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