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

Fernando Ibanez joins the Observatory

          The Observatory welcomes Fernando Ibanez to the Scientific Council and to the Geostrategic Maritime Task Force (GMTF) under the direction of the Jean-Paul Pancracio. Here is … Continue reading

August 4, 2014

The President participates in the Summer University in Baku, Azerbaijan

On the invitation of SAM (Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) and CIFE (Centre international de Formation Européenne), the President participated in the Black … Continue reading

July 29, 2014

The Obsevatory welcomes Dr Jean-Paul Pancracio, professeur émérite

The President and the Scientific Council are pleased to announce that Jean-Paul Pancracio has joined the Observatory. Professor Pancracio will join our Scientific Council, to which he will contribute his … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Welcome to Dr Virginie Tassin

We are pleased to welcome Dr Virginie Tassin to the Observatory’s Scientific Council. Dr. Virginie J.M. Tassin is a recognized expert in Law of the Sea (International Law) and in … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr John Bruni and Ioannis Chapsos join the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Dr John Bruni, Director of Sage International, based in Adelaide, Australia, is joining us and will bring his perspective from South East Asia.  He … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Observatory wins tender call with the French Marine Ministry

The Observatory is proud to announce that we have won, in partnership with AESMA and INHESJ, a tender call on “Migration Flows in the Mediterranean” with the French Marine Ministry. … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free preview of the GMR n°2

We are pleased to announce that our second issue of the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR) is out. Here is a preview : GMR 2 preview Spring Summer 2014 To receive your … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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’s Tweets

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  • Guzzling in the Gulf
    The Monarchies Face a Threat From Within December 19, 2014 Jim Krane Summary:  The Gulf monarchies have developed a growing taste for their chief export, one that could undermine both of their long-held roles: as global suppliers and as stable polities in an otherwise fractious Middle East. The story of the Persian Gulf monarchies is a Horatio Alger tale wri […]
  • Ready for War With ISIS?
    Foreign Affairs' Brain Trust Weighs In December 14, 2014 Summary:  We poll experts on whether they think the United States should significantly step up its military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of articles on how the United States should respond to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. […]
  • United They Stand
    Can the Gulf's Joint Military Command Live Up to the Hype? December 10, 2014 Shashank Joshi Summary:  The Gulf Cooperation Council recently announced the creation of a joint military command among its six member nations that will respond to regional threats. This news is not revolutionary: every effort at Gulf military unity has ended in failure, to a g […]
  • Foreign Affairs Focus on Books: Anand Gopal on Afghanistan and Iraq
    December 9, 2014 Anand Gopal, a former Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, sits down with Justin Vogt, deputy managing editor of Foreign Affairs. Gopal, whose latest book was reviewed in the November/December 2014 issue, talks about interviewing Taliban commanders, the prospects for Afghanistan's new leadership, and why ISIS is gainin […]
  • Don't Fear a Sneak-Out
    Why Iran Can't Secretly Build the Bomb December 9, 2014 Jacques E. C. Hymans Summary:  Many have warned that even if a Iran accepts a nuclear deal, it will continue to develop nuclear weapons in secret. In reality, however, Iran simply doesn't have the capability to build the bomb without getting caught. In the recently extended negotiations over t […]

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  • 43-BWM- December 22, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water Article Date: 22/12/2014 Description: IMO Secretary-General welcomes ICS position, encourages Governments to ratify BWM treaty. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 01-amendments January 2, 2014
    Page Heading: SOLAS, MARPOL amendments entered into force on 1 January 2014 Article Date: 02/01/2014 Description: A number of amendments to SOLAS, MARPOL and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol entered into force or took effect from 1 January 2014. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 42-migrants December 11, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO joins UN organizations in call to action to address irregular maritime migration Article Date: 11/12/2014 Description: IMO joins call to address unsafe sea passages. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 41-prize-salgado December 2, 2014
    Page Heading: Maritime law expert Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado (Mexico) receives 2013 International Maritime Prize Article Date: 02/12/2014 Description: Maritime law expert Dr. José Eusebio Salgado y Salgado (Mexico) receives 2013 Prize. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 40-MSC94wrap November 26, 2014
    Page Heading: SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee Page Subheading: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 26/11/2014 Description: ​​SOLAS amendments to make IGF code mandatory approved. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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  • The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than almost any other ocean waters on Earth. What it means for fisheries: ow.ly/G4KfL 1 hour ago

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