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EU Seat on the UNSC? A False Good Idea: Attractive but Counterproductive
The Rift
20 mai, 2019


It would be desirable to see Europe “speaking with one voice” and thus being able to weigh in fully in world affairs. But that does not happen, as if by magic, through merging EU Member States’ UN Security Council seats. On the contrary, Europe’s international influence would only be weakened by such a single seat.

The French defense minister tries to convince the US on the idea of European autonomy
News Briefs, 21 mars, 2019

At the Atlantic Council in Washington, Florence Parly turned her recent speech on Franco-American relations into a well-argued plea in favor of an autonomous Europe. That a French official speaks of European autonomy is anything but new. But Parly orchestrated her entire presentation around this concept and, in front of a prestigious US audience, she did not hesitate to tackle head-on the most controversial matters.

Macron against the US-bound diversion of European defense budgets
News Briefs, 12 nov, 2018

Emmanuel Macron has rocked a very sensitive boat. For decades, the United States' repeated calls on European NATO allies to “shoulder their fair share of the burden” by increasing their defense budgets has also had a, usually unsaid but entirely well understood, objective, that is to sell, on an amicable and captive market, as many products of the American armaments industry as they can. And now, according to the French president, that should come to an end.

On Syria and Trump, President Macron in the illusion of influence
News Briefs, 16 avril, 2018

A couple of seconds within a two-and-a-half hour television interview propelled French President Macron on the front pages of international media, as the one who claims he persuaded President Trump to change his policy in Syria. Macron repeated four times that "we convinced him” to maintain US troops in the country and to limit air strikes to the regime’s chemical weapons sites. This publicly made statement is more than a diplomatic gaffe. It also, and above all, reveals that the French president is tempted by a rather naive approach to relations with America, the same that had, time and time again, led Britain into an impasse.

Europe’s Voters Have Spoken…But What Did They Say?
FPRI Radio
28 sept, 2017


I had the pleasure to discuss the results of German elections, in a broader European context, with Ronald Granieri and Jeremy Black at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. To listen to the conversation, please click here.

Conversation on the eve of French presidential elections
FPRI Radio
20 avril, 2017


I had the pleasure to discuss the upcoming French elections with Ronald Granieri at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. To listen to the conversation, please click on the link.

EU calls for non-interference from America
News Briefs, 14 févr, 2017

During a discussion at the Atlantic Council in Washington, the European Union’s High Representative was quite adamant, repeating the same words three times, in calling for America to not interfere in European affairs. Nothing could be more legitimate, one would say. Provided that Europeans stick to it as a general rule (and not a mere case by case grievance, this time triggered by controversial statements from president Trump).

Jump into the Unknown - guide to the Trump Presidency (Foreign Affairs)
News Briefs, 22 janv, 2017

 
Soon-to-be President Trump, the best ally for France's European policy
News Briefs, 17 janv, 2017

NATO "obsolete", the Brexit "a success"? The bluntly expressed views of the U.S. president-elect[1] are the best thing that has happened to France’s European policy[2] over the past quarter of a century.

Blame on Putin?
News Briefs, 09 janv, 2017

 
France: independence despite everything
News Briefs, 02 janv, 2017

"In the face of great powers, old ones as well as new, France must reaffirm its independence ... few countries have by their defense - in other words their armed forces and foreign policy - the capacity to decide sovereignly. We do have it. And we must do everything possible to preserve this strategic freedom."[1]

European partners as protecting shields for the F-35
News Briefs, 23 déc, 2016

 
The new Italian Prime minister in favour of a Schengen of defence
Note IVERIS
11 déc, 2016


 
A quasi confession: the USA does dictate the EU's Russian policy
News Briefs, 04 déc, 2016

 
The announcement of F. Hollande's non-candidature
News Briefs, 01 déc, 2016

 
State of play on European defence, by the RMF UE
Note IVERIS
17 mars, 2016


 
New draft law on NATO: what are the risks for France?
Note IVERIS
09 janv, 2016


 
Airbus invents the non-political armaments industry
Note IVERIS
01 déc, 2015


After deliberately de-Europeanising the name of the group formerly known as EADS, the CEO of Airbus remains true to his vision. When it comes to the announced selling of the defense electric branch, Tom Enders declares he is indifferent to the acquirer's nationality, as only the price matters ...

London and Washington are both pleased with the new British SDSR
Note IVERIS
30 nov, 2015


 
EU-NATO, this tiny bit of difference
Note IVERIS
07 nov, 2015


 
Here they are again, the CIA's adventures in Europe
Note IVERIS
10 oct, 2015


 
NATO receives a souvenir from the Twin Towers
Note IVERIS
28 sept, 2015


 
Increase in the military budget in the Netherlands ... and more incremental costs for their F-35s
Note IVERIS
18 sept, 2015


 
Is Juncker putting into question, softly, NATO's monopoly?
Note IVERIS
11 sept, 2015


 
Italian White Paper tries to square the circle
Note IVERIS
05 sept, 2015


 
US tanks in Europe will be repainted in camouflage
Note IVERIS
04 sept, 2015


 
President Hollande and the Mistral issue
Note IVERIS
31 aout, 2015


 
The Pentagon co-author of the upcoming British White Paper (SDSR)
Note IVERIS
08 aout, 2015


 
France, ever more integrated into NATO
Note IVERIS
02 juil, 2015


 
Even the Shoah falls victim of it ...
News Briefs, 27 janv, 2015

 
Small pearls from the last month (October 2014)
News Briefs, 02 nov, 2014

 
Joe the Sniper on the background of European sanctions against Russia
News Briefs, 10 oct, 2014

 
Another Mistral storm
News Briefs, 20 juil, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last week (26 May 2014)
News Briefs, 26 mai, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last week (4 May 2014)
News Briefs, 04 mai, 2014

 
First cracks in the Western facade
News Briefs, 29 avril, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last week (27 April 2014)
News Briefs, 27 avril, 2014

 
Within a minute: impact of the Ukraine crisis on NATO
News Briefs, 25 avril, 2014

 
An Energy ECSC, à la polonaise
News Briefs, 23 avril, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last week (13 April 2014)
News Briefs, 13 avril, 2014

 
Russia would have truly miscalculated?
News Briefs, 05 avril, 2014

 
More escalation (Atlanticist recipe to stir up - and profit from - the hysteria of pseudo-Cold war)
News Briefs, 27 mars, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last week (23 March 2014)
News Briefs, 23 mars, 2014

 
The Visegrad4 ready for a more dynamic cooperation... in NATO. How about the EU?
News Briefs, 18 mars, 2014

 
The right of peoples to self-determination - a special version, tailored to Ukraine
News Briefs, 04 mars, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last month (February 2014)
News Briefs, 28 févr, 2014

 
What the Nuland incident tells us about European defence
News Briefs, 07 févr, 2014

 
John and Chuck, two emeritus artists of the Transatlantic Renaissance
News Briefs, 05 févr, 2014

 
Poland, the object of all covetousness ...
News Briefs, 30 janv, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last month (19 January 2014)
News Briefs, 19 janv, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last month (12 January 2014)
News Briefs, 12 janv, 2014

 
Small pearls from the last week (1 December 2013)
News Briefs, 01 déc, 2013

 
The Pentagon, generous funder of German universities
News Briefs, 27 nov, 2013

 
Mutilation of the Franco-German Brigade: strategic maneuver or budgetary short-termism?
News Briefs, 25 nov, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (17 November 2013)
News Briefs, 17 nov, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (10 November 2013)
News Briefs, 10 nov, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (3 November 2013)
News Briefs, 03 nov, 2013

 
NSA / Europe: It's getting interesting ...
News Briefs, 30 oct, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (27 October 2013)
News Briefs, 27 oct, 2013

 
When it starts becoming too conspicuous... (NSA spying in France)
News Briefs, 22 oct, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (20 October 2013)
News Briefs, 20 oct, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (13 October 2013)
News Briefs, 13 oct, 2013

 
NATO at maneuver
News Briefs, 07 oct, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (6 October 2013)
News Briefs, 06 oct, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (29 September 2013)
News Briefs, 29 sept, 2013

 
Naval Forces of NATO Countries: Dependency Problems
News Briefs, 26 sept, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (22 September 2013)
News Briefs, 22 sept, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (15 September 2013)
News Briefs, 15 sept, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (8 September 2013)
News Briefs, 08 sept, 2013

 
Small pearls from the last week (1 September 2013)
News Briefs, 01 sept, 2013

 
US intelligence: the invoices of the colossus
News Briefs, 30 aout, 2013

 
Readings from the week (25 August 2013)
News Briefs, 25 aout, 2013

 
Readings from the week (18 August 2013)
News Briefs, 18 aout, 2013

 
Readings from the week (4 August 2013)
News Briefs, 03 aout, 2013

 
Transatlantic news in brief, January-February 2009
La Lettre Sentinel n°51, avril 2009
07 avril, 2009


Transatlantic news in brief, July-August-September 2007
La Lettre Sentinel n°47, octobre 2007
31 oct, 2007


Transatlantic news in brief, April-May-June 2007
La Lettre Sentinel n°46, juin 2007
28 juil, 2007


Transatlantic news in brief, January-February-March 2007
La Lettre Sentinel n°45, mars-avril 2007
06 avril, 2007


Transatlantic news in brief, December 2006
La Lettre Sentinel n°43-44, janvier-février 2007
08 févr, 2007


Public opinion largely in favour of European Europe
www.lepetitjournal.com Budapest
24 janv, 2006


According to Eurobarometer, it is in the new Member States - with their governments carefully aligned on American positions - that public opinion seems to be most favourable to the “Europe of Defence”. The surveys knock over the stereotypes... For the full text in English, please contact the author.

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