European Defense and Security
Monday, 14 April, 2014

Thomas More Institute Meeting | Tuesday, March 15, 2014, from 8:30 to 10 am | Restaurant Le Procope, Paris | Debate in French

After a few weeks from the onset of Ukraine crisis, the exit strategy remains uncertainCrimea, in breach of international commitments, came under the military control of the Moscow Russia. A referendum was hastily organized and Crimea has become a part of Russia; facing with this action, the West sanctioned, partially, Russia, but negotiations are still opened. 

However, are we entirely aware of the effects of this policy all over international order and old continent? After the de facto annexation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008, how can we accept this violation of the principles of (...)

Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

Analysis | The case of Crimea and the international crisis over Ukraine are indicative of geopolitical conflict, since the 2000s, is formed between Russia and the West. This conflict highlights the “revanchism” and “revisionism” policy conducted by the Kremlin on the eastern borders of the European Union (EU). And the Eastern Partnership of the EU makes it meaningless. It must be the starting point for an active policy of engagement in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus | Text of the speech delivered by Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute; at the conference "The prospects of the Eastern Partnership" organized by the European People's University of Grenoble (France), on April 2, 2014 | (...)

Monday, 7 April, 2014

Podcast | What place and role for NATO now in the world? Torn between the imperatives of the Ukrainian crisis and principles of reality , the Transatlantic Organization is she going to redefine its priorities? In Afghanistan, where played this weekend in the first round of the presidential election , NATO will partially withdraw its troops this year. At the same time , the Ukrainian crisis has fueled tension between Russia and the West , bringing NATO to take a role of gendarme between these two "blocks" , and suspend all civil and military collaboration with Moscow. But the organization does have the means to truly play " policeman " ? More and more voices on the side of U.S. authorities - such as the former security adviser (...)

Monday, 24 March, 2014

Analysis | The Russian invasion of the Crimea invalid the future of G8. Held in The Hague on 24 and 25 March 2014, the G7 becomes the instance of Westerners policies coordination, facing a threatening "Russia-Eurasia". In addition, Western will consider a "G7 +", expanded to other market democracies | By Jean-Sylvestre MONGRENIER, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute | Available in French

Les 24 et 25 mars 2014, les pays du G7 se réuniront à La Haye, en marge d’un sommet sur la sécurité nucléaire. Elargi à la Russie, en 1998, le « G7+1 » avait été éclipsé par les sommets du G-20, successivement organisés pour apporter une réponse commune à la crise économique et financière de 2008. A la suite de (...)

Sunday, 23 March, 2014

Analysis | The Ukrainian crisis that, like the sword of Damocles, threatens our future could turn out either peacefully or lead to confrontation depending on the delicate decisions that each of the protagonists is faced with | By Paul GOLDSCHMIDT, member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas More Institute, former Director at the European Commission

Just as the financial crisis, triggered by the “subprime” debacle in 2007, was the result of pre existing factors that had weakened the international financial system over the years, similarly, the Ukrainian crisis, which came to a boiling point with the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was the consequence of geopolitical conflicts of interest, latent since the collapse of the (...)

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