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Five countries announce deal to defy Trump on oil trade with Iran

Five countries that are signatories to the Iran nuclear deal announced Monday night that they will create a financial mechanism to allow them to …

Oil & Gas Industry

How China Is Losing the World

China’s over-reach risks creating a wellspring of resistance to its global ambitions.


The Left Will Decide Poland’s Future

WARSAW – On October 21, Poland will hold local elections, which will be followed by the European Parliament elections in May 2019, national …

Civil Society

US Approves Possible Sale of Military Aviation Spare Parts for Taiwan

On Monday, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified lawmakers that the U.S. Department of State had approved a possible sale of …

Trump Administration

Les PME européennes s'impliquent dans le secteur de la défense

Dans ce nouvel épisode de Business Planet, nous sommes à Vigo en Espagne pour parler d'un nouveau défi pour les PME européennes : comment les impliquer davantage dans le secteur de la défense et renforcer les collaborations au sein de l'Union ?<p>Notre reporter Sergio Cantone rencontre sur place, …

Commission refers Poland to EU's top court over Supreme Court Act

The European Commission referred Poland to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Monday (24 September), upping the ante in the dispute with Warsaw …


"La France de Macron, dernière digue de l'Europe"

Il faut appeler un chat un chat! Le cancer qui ronge l'Europe, recouvert du voile pudique du populisme, n'est rien d'autre que la tentation …

Emmanuel Macron

One size does not fit all: European integration by differentiation

THE ISSUEReforming the governance of the European Union has become urgent for three reasons: to better deal with politically-sensitive topics, to …

European Union

UN General Assembly 2018: What will be discussed?

Mark Leonard and Richard Gowan go through the likely talking points at the meeting and discuss what might be on some countries' hidden agendas. The …

UN General Assembly

Trump’s Iran sanctions: an explainer on their impact for Europe

ECFR presents the first in a mini-series on the likely impact of US sanctions on economic ties between Europe and Iran.<p>President Donald Trump’s …


Germany’s defence policy: still living in dreamland

Beyond its borders, few agree that Germany has much to feel satisfied about when it comes to matching its actions to its leaders’ rhetoric.<p>Germany is …

Council on Foreign Relations

Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization

Besides new equipment, we need to pay attention to how China is upgrading old systems.


Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?

Are the French and British navies here to stay in the South China Sea?

South China Sea

Manœuvres sino-russes : Poutine met en scène sa puissance

Poutine se place sous l’égide du « tsar de toutes les Russies » pour ces grandes manœuvres sino-russes qui surpassent celles de l’armée soviétique et …

Vladimir Poutine

China warns US it will 'bear the consequences' for sanctions placed on its military

China has told the United States it should remove sanctions on its military or it will "bear the consequences."<p>On Thursday, the U.S. enforced …

North Korea

VIDEO. "Le Brexit ne peut pas se traduire par la déglingue, le détricotage de l'Union européenne", affirme Nathalie Loiseau

La Première ministre britannique, Theresa May, a jugé <i>"inacceptable"</i> le rejet de ses propositions par les dirigeants européens au sommet informel de …

Union Européenne

L'idée d'une "assemblée parlementaire commune" franco-allemande chemine

Depuis l'Allemagne où il a choisi d'effectuer son premier déplacement à l'étranger, le nouveau président de l'Assemblée nationale a évoqué l'idée …

Politique en France

EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and Asia

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 September 2018 The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs …


[Exclusive] Libya keeps coast guards rejected by the EU

EU vetting procedures for Libyan coast guard training could pose a security threat, among disagreement on how to handle unfit applicants.

Coast Guard

Future Of Russia: Foreign Pressure Instrumental For Change – OpEd

Russia has undergone fundamental changes following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. These changes have taken different shapes and range from …

Foreign Policy

Des partenariats avec des pays d'Afrique du Nord pour lutter contre l’immigration clandestine

L'UE souhaite installer des centres d’enregistrement de migrants dans les pays de départ ou de transit. L'Egypte semble séduite par un accord …

Afrique du Nord

Mauvais bilan pour la sécurité internationale

Pour les groupes de recherche et d’analyse sur la paix et la sécurité, les derniers bilans ne sont pas bons. La sécurité mondiale s’est fortement …

Arabie Saoudite

France may take the lead in fighting jihadists

BY ANY standards, the international airport of Niger’s capital is a dozy spot— unless you are a French military air-traffic controller. On the …


Angela Merkel wants EU migrant deals with North African nations

The German chancellor views the EU-Turkey migrant deal as a model for working with North African countries. Following an informal EU summit, the bloc …

Angela Merkel

Brief from Brussels: How to handle Hungary and Poland?

In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: Should the EU have intervened earlier in Hungary and Poland, as they both face possible disciplinary action?; McDonald’s in the clear, as a tax deal with Luxembourg is ruled not to be illegal; a Brexit battlefront with EU arrest warrant; and Ryanair cabin …


Global Security at Stake in Mali’s Islamist War, President Says

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said his country’s six-year fight against Islamist militants should be a global concern as the West African …

West Africa

Sex and Populism

Sex and PopulismDaniel Gros10 September 2018

European Union

Balkan futures – Three scenarios for 2025 | European Union Institute for Security Studies

What will the Western Balkans look like in 2025? Will we witness Republika Srpska declare independence, a worsening of relations between Kosovo* and …

European Union

EU counters China’s Silk Road Initiative

Today’s adoption by the European Commission of a new ‘Connectivity Strategy’ linking Europe and Asia throws down the gauntlet to an increasingly …


Mogherini unveils EU response to New Silk Road

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini announced on Wednesday (19 September) the Commission’s vision on how to better connect Europe and Asia, …

Silk Road