Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)

Geostrategic Maritime Review, Spring/Summer issue 2014

Our bi-annual Géostrategic Martime Review is now available. Here is the Table Contents :  Table of Contents, GMR n° 2 2014 To receive your personal copy, please fill out the … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President invited on France24 to discuss escalation in #Ukraine

François Picard invited the President to participate in France24’s nightly “The Debate” show, with this evening’s theme being “Escalation in Ukraine”. Participating in tonight’s show were : former French Ambassador … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President attends the 2nd France-Russia conference in Paris

As the Observatory is very attentive to strategic events in its neighborhood, such as the crisis in Ukraine, the President attended this high level conference which was organised by #IRIS,the … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President interviewed @RadioTeleSuisse

The President was invited to give her analysis on the situation in #Ukraine as the summit in Geneva opens tomorrow : http://www.rts.ch/la-1ere/programmes/forum/5758631-ukraine-que-peut-on-vraiment-negocier-avec-les-russes-16-04-2014.html?f=player/popup

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr Shmelova and France Mochel at PSB

  The President invited Dr Shmelova and France Mochel to speak to her class on European Institutions from two different perspectives : Dr Shmelova spoke to the students about Ukraine … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President, Dr Shmelova and Dr Craciun speak at the 6th Geopolitical Festival in Grenoble

The President, Dr Shmelova and Dr Craciun at the International Center in Grenoble following their conferences at the 6th Geopolitical Festival, April 4.  The overall theme of this year’s Festival … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

La Présidente à Rabat

La Présidente a été invité le 28 mars dernier par l’IRES et la Konrad Adenauer Stiftung pour participer aux tables rondes sur le thème des “Enjeux et Défis de la … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President on France24 to discuss Crimea

    This evening, the President was invited by François Picard to participate in the Debat show from 19h Paris time with Thornike Goradze, Anton Koslov and MEP Libor Roucek … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Geostrategy of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea

In case you missed our first issue of the Geostrategic Maritime Review, it is a good time to take a look at Dr Irina Isakova’s article on page 29, entitled “Geostrategy … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President’s Tweets

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RSS Foreign Affairs Middle East

  • Don't Be a Hero
    The Right and Wrong Lessons of the Camp David Accords September 29, 2014 Jordan Chandler Hirsch The Egyptian-Israeli peace deal is the one aspect of the Middle Eastern order that has not fallen apart in recent years. But a new book misinterprets Washington's contribution to the agreement. Far from breaking the shackles of religion, history, and geopolit […]
  • Stock in Trade
    Israel Tries to Convert Commercial Appeal into Diplomatic Capital September 25, 2014 Rory Miller Summary:  Thanks to its booming technology sector, Israel has struck many new trade partnerships, including with China and India. So far, however, its thriving trade ties have done little to win support for its often contentious foreign policy.  For a country the […]
  • Brothers in Trouble?
    Gomaa Amin and the Future of the Muslim Brotherhood September 24, 2014 Eric Trager and Gavi Barnhard Summary:  Despite setbacks, the Brotherhood has refused to rethink its approach. In fact, from the group’s standpoint, its members are still engaged in the very same struggle that has defined the Brotherhood’s work since its 1928 founding: “Islamizing” Egypti […]
  • Flying High
    The Improbable Rise of the Gulf Airlines September 18, 2014 Jim Krane Summary:  The Persian Gulf's state-owned airlines are already major global brands associated with hospitality, convenience, and safety. And even as conflicts rage nearby, they're still ascending. Their arrival has been to the airline business -- and could be to regional politics […]
  • Making Amends in Saudi Arabia
    Washington and Riyadh Are Ready to Let Bygones Be Bygones September 16, 2014 Fahad Nazer Summary:  The U.S.-Saudi relationship has suffered in recent years, with both sides harboring grievances about the other. But the fight against ISIS promises a return to better days. The United States and Saudi Arabia -- one, the world’s preeminent liberal democracy; the […]

RSS International Maritime Organisation

  • 29-WMD September 25, 2014
    Page Heading: World Maritime Day 2014: IMO conventions: effective implementation Page Subheading: World Maritime Day 25th September 2014 Article Date: 25/09/2014 Description: IMO conventions: effective implementation. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 28-CCC1IGF September 16, 2014
    Page Heading: New Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) agreed in draft form by IMO Sub-Committee Page Subheading: Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), 8 to 12 September 2014 Article Date: 16/09/2014 Description: New Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) agr […]
    Natasha Brown
  • 13-athens-2002- April 25, 2013
    Page Heading: 2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty set to enter into force in 2014 Article Date: 25/04/2013 Description: Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises limits of liability for death of, or personal injury to, passenger on a ship, set to enter into force on 2 […]
    Natasha Brown
  • 27-ebolataskforce September 4, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO joins international Ebola travel and transport task force Article Date: 04/09/2014 Description: IMO joins international Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 26-GOC-report August 1, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General welcomes Global Ocean Commission report Article Date: 01/08/2014 Description: Sec-Gen welcomes GOC report's call for action to mitigate threats to oceans. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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  • UK Major Ports Group has launched a five-point set of demands for the ports industry at the Labour Party conference: bit.ly/1mLh7Eb 1 hour ago

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