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Indecent Proposal? What Trump’s Greenland offer tells us about… NATO
IVERIS
22 sept, 2019


By setting his sights on the island of Greenland, President Trump has provoked, as usual, a mixture of consternation, opprobrium and widespread hilarity on the international stage. Most of the comments limited themselves to criticizing his style and his moodiness: he spoke of a “large real estate deal” and, in the face of a refusal to sell, he canceled his planned visit and described the Danish Prime Minister’s reaction as “nasty”. More astute observers have pointed out that Trump's initiative is less whimsical than it might seem at first glance – it is part of a regional policy America has been pursuing for a while. In any case, for Europeans it is not what really matters. What is essential, to them, is rather the exposure, in broad daylight, of an American reasoning that is as compelling as it is uncomfortable.

Jerusalem: President Trump Challenges Europe’s “Pavlovian” Reflexes
Foreign Policy Research Institute
18 mai, 2018


With the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to transfer the U.S. embassy there, U.S. President Donald Trump has made a first step to break one of Europe’s most deeply anchored reflexes. As former European Commissioner Chris Patten noted, “The main determinant Europe’s political behavior” is, on the Israel-Palestine issue in particular, “the Pavlovian rejection of any course of action that might distance Europe from the Americans.”

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.

The United Kingdom and the paradigm shift in transatlantic security
Written Evidence UK Parliament Defence Committee
14 mars, 2017


The concurrence between Brexit (expected to revitalize a European defence on which London has always imposed strict limits) and the election of D. Trump in the United States (shedding light on the risks and uncertainties stemming from a situation of dependency) seems to have an almost seismic effect on the architecture of European and transatlantic security.

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

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

 
European defense: ready, set, go?
Note IVERIS
20 sept, 2016


 
Will the US be able to engage NATO troops on its own?
Note IVERIS
10 nov, 2015


 
A very combative NATO at the Riga Conference
Note IVERIS
07 nov, 2015


 
America fears for its world order
Note IVERIS
29 sept, 2015


 
NATO seeks to circumvent the consensus rule
Note IVERIS
25 aout, 2015


 
At the NATO meeting, good luck to talk about intelligence
Articles, 24 juin, 2015

 
The CIA likes to work in Europe: it's easy, it's chic and it stays among friends
Articles, 28 déc, 2014

 
Who benefits from the crime? - the crisis in Ukraine and the hawks in the Alliance
Articles, 22 oct, 2014

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

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

 
Quadrennial Defense Review 2014
Articles, 06 mars, 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

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

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

 
At the margin of the TTIP negotiations...
Articles, 12 nov, 2013

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

 
NSA/Europe: order in the disorder
Articles, 31 oct, 2013

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

 
European naval forces between eclipse and dependence?
Marine&Océans n°241, automne 2013
22 oct, 2013


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

 
The A400M from a US perspective
Articles, 02 oct, 2013

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

 
We are all Westerners: transatlantic high mass in Latvia
Articles, 26 sept, 2013

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

 
Scottish Independence and the Question of Transatlantic and European Security
University of Glasgow International Lecture Series
21 mars, 2013


The special position of the UK in the European and transatlantic security field will be one of the key defining elements both for the attitude of other States vis-a-vis a possible Scottish independence (would or would not they prefer to see London weakened even if just temporarily), and for their appreciation of the policies pursued by an independent Scotland (would they be in line with, or different from, those of Whitehall). Looking at the possibility of Scottish independence from a transatlantic-European security perspective implies examining three different albeit closely related subjects:

Failure of the BAE-EADS fusion: what's left after an attempt at treason? The intention...
Theatrum Belli
19 oct, 2012


 
Wikileaks - through transatlantic PRISM
Articles, 16 déc, 2010

This (and similar) kind of information could only become “explosive” if, thanks to the Wikileaks “scoop” for instance, the general public began to ask serious questions. And not about America – but about their own leaders' behaviour.

Autonomy or subjection: the military dimension of the call for European sovereignty
Europa, n°1, novembre 2009
15 nov, 2009


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


Europe vis-a-vis an unbalanced multipolar world
The Federalist Year LI, 2009
07 mars, 2009


That which, following the disappearance of the Soviet Union, was described as “the unipolar period” is now moving inexorably towards its end, to the dismay of those who pinned, and those who would still like to pin, all their hopes on it. The USA, concerned as ever with holding onto its leadership in global affairs, has for some time shown irritation at talk of a “multipolar world,” interpreting the expression as a sign of some kind of anti-American plot. In response to this, European leaders, French ones in particular, have repeatedly pointed out that the multipolar world, far from a design, is merely an observation.
The new European policy of Obama’s America: the more it changes… the less does it change?
Articles, 24 déc, 2008

France, NATO and the West – on the margin of the Védrine report
La Lettre Sentinel n°47, octobre 2007
31 oct, 2007


The EU-NATO syndrome: spotlight on transatlantic realities
Journal of Contemporary European Research Vol3 I2
21 sept, 2007


Contrary to the two dominant, albeit diametrically opposed, types of forecasts that were both highly fashionable a few years ago, it appears more and more clearly that the headaches related to the EU-NATO conundrum are here to stay. Those who, in view of the initial difficulties of establishing mutually acceptable relations between the two organizations, were talking about teething problems likely to be replaced, in due course, by a harmonious insertion of the new-born European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) into the Atlantic system, were just as wrong as those who saw in it yet another occasion to toll the death knell of the North Atlantic Alliance. As it is, neither of the two scenarios seems close to becoming a reality any time soon.

Armaments issues in a transatlantic light
Présentation à l’Université d’été du CIFE-IEHEI
04 sept, 2007


After listing some of the major stakes related to the armament sector, a brief historical reminder is devoted to clarifying the context of the current debates. Then certain general characteristics of the American and European defence industries are going to be examined. Finally, misleading myths are to be deciphered, in particular the imposture of the technological “gap”, the holy horror inspired by the concept of “fortress Europe” and the tendentious praise of “complementarity”.

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


Euro-American convergences and collisions (book review)
La Lettre Sentinel n°46, juin 2007
28 juin, 2007


EU accession and the foreign policy dimension
University of Glasgow CRCEES Research Forum
11 mai, 2007


First Annual CRCEES (Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies) Research Forum. CRCEES is an inter-university Centre of Excellence. Presentation on the foreign policy dimension of EU accession.
Lifting the shield(s): interrogations around the US missile defense project
La Lettre Sentinel n°45, mars-avril 2007
06 avril, 2007


During the last year of the Clinton administration and the first nine months of the Bush team in power, a broad consensus had taken shape in the expert conferences and semi-official meetings on the two sides of the Atlantic: everyone agreed that the NMD (National Missile Defense) was going to become "the" great topic of controversy of the following months and years.

European autonomy between rhetoric and realities
La Lettre Sentinel n°41-42, octobre-novembre 2006
30 nov, 2006


 
European defence policy forecast
Biztonságpolitikai és Honvédelmi Kutatások Központ
06 aout, 2006


First of all, it is worth underlining that neither the French elections of 2007, nor those in the United States in 2008 are bound to alter in a notable way - i.e. in addition to the gestures and effect-based announcements scheduled for these occasions - the traditional orientations of the two countries’ foreign and security policies. Likewise, the calvaries of the new European treaty, the actual rhythm of the EU’s blind rush to enlargement, and the endless transatlantic initiatives based on stylistic changes in Washington are equally secondary from the point of view of the real evolutions in European integration and in our relationship with the United States.

The room for manoeuvre in European defence: between internal weights and pressures coming from across the Atlantic
Intervention Colloque Institut français à Budapest
27 janv, 2006


Transatlantic relations: a meeting of illusions
Népszabadság Online
26 juin, 2004


Troyan horses? The new Europe at the Unions gates
Journal Francophone de Budapest
18 févr, 2004


Clash between French and British visions on world order
Új világrend az iraki háború után. Bp., 2005.,
01 déc, 2003


 
Visions and counter-visions, or on the fundamental contradictions of the transatlantic relation
Külügyi Szemle 2003/4
01 déc, 2003


European-American structural tensions – breeding for decades and becoming acute with the end of the bipolar era – were merely brought onto surface by the Iraq crisis. Beyond the official pseudo-vision and occasional visions represented by German hesitations, the two genuine, concurring visions about Europe, transatlantic relations and the international order are advocated respectively by the British and the French.

Signature of the accession treaties in Athens
Journal Francophone de Budapest
23 avril, 2003


The bigger the better - US view on EU enlargement
Journal Francophone de Budapest
28 déc, 2002




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