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

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  • Rabat's Undoing
    Why the Moroccan Monarchy Should be Worried October 23, 2014 Intissar Fakir and Maati Monjib Summary:  Arab Spring–driven reforms might have seemed inconsequential when they were introduced in 2011. But they may be changing Morocco’s political system more than anticipated. Morocco’s king has always had it good. He governs the country in practice but has been […]
  • The Tunisia Model
    Did Tunis Win the Arab Spring? October 23, 2014 Brian Klaas and Marcel Dirsus Summary:  On October 26, Tunisians will finally have a real and unrestricted choice at the polls. Other transitioning regimes in the Middle East and the world should take note: Democracy is not about exclusion, but about giving people a genuine choice—even, or especially, when it’s […]
  • Grappling With Graft
    How to Combat the Growing Corruption Epidemic October 22, 2014 Alexander Lebedev and Vladislav Inozemtsev Summary:  The world needs a new international convention to combat corruption -- a global epidemic that erodes government institutions, fuels unrest, and increasingly threatens the stability of the West. Corruption is one of the world’s hottest topics. F […]
  • Pick Your Battles
    Ending America’s Era of Permanent War
 October 20, 2014 Richard K. Betts Summary:  After a decade-plus of war, the lessons for the United States are clear: fight fewer, more traditional wars and fight them more decisively. Above all, avoid getting entangled in the politics of chaotic countries. For more than a decade now, U.S. soldiers have been laboring und […]
  • Why They Fought
    How War Made the State and the State Made Peace October 20, 2014 Michael Mandelbaum According to Ian Morris, the author of a sweeping history of conflict from prehistoric times to the present, war can sometimes produce safety. But his account runs into difficulties as it approaches the present. War! What Is It Good For? Conflict and the Progress of Civilizat […]

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  • 35-ebola October 24, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola Article Date: 24/10/2014 Description: Movement of ships should continue as normal. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 34-mepc-67-emissions October 23, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO’s MEPC progresses work on air pollution and energy efficiency Page Subheading: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 67th session, 13 to 17 October 2014 Article Date: 23/10/2014 Description: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) met for its 67th session. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 33-mepc-67-bwm October 20, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO’s environment committee addresses implementation issues as ballast water management treaty nears entry into force Page Subheading: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 67thh session, 13 to 17 October 2014 Article Date: 20/10/2014 Description: Resolutions address type-approval of BWM systems and port State control. Rollup Image: […]
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  • 31-MEPC-67-preview October 9, 2014
    Page Heading: Polar Code and ballast water management on agenda at IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Page Subheading: Preview: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 67th session, 13 to 17 October 2014 Article Date: 24/09/2014 Description: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meets for 67th session from 13 to 17 October. Rollup […]
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  • 32-mepc-polar October 20, 2014
    Page Heading: Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Page Subheading: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 67thh session, 13 to 17 October 2014 Article Date: 20/10/2014 Description: Key step towards mandatory Polar Code achieved. Rollup Image:
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