European Defense and Security
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 (...)




Wednesday, 25 June, 2014

Thomas More Institute Meeting | Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:30-8 pm | Brussels, Renaissance Hotel | Debate in French

After Petro Perechenko’s election, is a new order of things emerging in the Ukrainian crisis? Are we witnessing to the de-escalation between Kiev and Moscow that European leaders wish for? What does Vladimir Putin’s fresh gestures mean? How will the United States construe these ones?

But we must go further and wonder about the impacts of this serious geopolitical conflict and, especially on the relations between European Union and Russia over the long term. Political dialog, Energy Security, Strategical Partnership : how to rebuild trust between Brussels and Moscow? 

It’s with great pleasure that the (...)




Wednesday, 18 June, 2014

Tribune 42 | Geopolitical conflict around Ukraine, risks and threats to Russian gas exports to Europe and the recent signing of a Sino-Russian gas contract (Shanghai, May 20, 2014) drew attention to energy relations between the EU and Russia. If European authorities have tried to depoliticize the issue, Russian leaders always get a strategic and geopolitical approach prevailed. In this game of interdependence, the EU and its Member States have real room for man oeuvre, as long as they lead a coherent and proactive policy | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Available in French

At the end of the Cold War, the import of oil and gas from Russia was presented as a remedy to reduce the (...)




Wednesday, 30 April, 2014

Opinion | For Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute, the introduction of new sanctions against Russia will not suffice. To regain the initiative, the West must revise their geopolitical representations and support the Ukrainian State | Published on FigaroVox, April 30, 2014 | Available in French

Les appels au « dialogue » et à la « désescalade » ne suffisant pas à arrêter le Kremlin, tout au démantèlement de la souveraineté ukrainienne, les Etats du G-7 et l'Union européenne ont décidé de nouvelles sanctions. Au vrai, les gouvernements occidentaux peinent à reprendre l'initiative. Représentations et enjeux politiques doivent être révisés et explicités.

L'option militaire (...)




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