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“Ukraine : prémices de guerre froide en Europe?”

The President’s book on Ukraine and the cold war in Europe, Prémices de guerre froide en Europe ,  published by the French editor, l’Harmattan, in French, under the Raisonnance Collection, directed by … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President conducts Risk assessment seminar on the Black Sea

Thank you to Elisabeth Albrycht @ealbrycht @iscom for her invitation to conduct a week long seminar on “Strategic Risk analysis assessment of the wider Black Sea region”. And our fifth-year … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slavtcho Neykov joins the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Slavtcho Neykov has  joined the Observatory’s Scientific Council. Recently nominated Chairman of the Managmenet Board of the Energy Management Institute in Sofia, Mr Neykov … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gülmira Rzayeva joins the Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Gülmira Rzayeva has joined the Scientific Council. Her complete profile is available under Research/Scientific Council/Gülmira Rzayeva.

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

GMTF Chairman, Jean-Paul Pancracio, publishes new articles

Herewith a list of recent publications by our GMTF Chairman on the Arctic, naval bases abroad, diplomacy law  : « Un régime spécifique : les bases navales en territoire étranger », Questions internationales, … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roundtable on Energy Security in the Black Sea at the Cercle de la Mer in Paris

Our Fall/Winter edition of the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR 3) brought together professionals of the energy sector to discuss energy security in the Black Sea at the Cercle de la … Continue reading

November 27, 2014

The President invited to speak on Energy security in Bucharest

The Crisis and Prevention Center and the Silk Road association organised a conference on Energy Security at the magnificent  parliament in Bucharest.  Herewith is the Tentative Program_Energy security conference.  Here is … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The President invited to speak at the 5th Regional Energy Conference in Sofia

The 5th Regional Energy Conference on “Regional Energy Development and Energy Security will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from October 28-29. The President has been invited to speak on “Energy … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Geostrategic Dialogue Series

As of this Fall, The Observatory will propose a series of monthly conferences with experts entitled the Geostrategic Dialogue Series (GDS).  The theme for the Fall is “Europe and its … Continue reading

September 22, 2014

The President’s Tweets

The GMTF Chairman’s Tweets

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Fernando Ibanez’s Tweets

RSS Foreign Affairs Middle East

  • Undivided Tehran
    Khamenei and Rouhani's Joint Strategy at the Nuclear Talks February 24, 2015 Reza Marashi Summary:  To avoid another failed round of nuclear negotiations with Tehran, Washington must understand why Iran is at the negotiating table. Over the weekend, another round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Coun […]
  • Hamas Nears the Breaking Point
    Why Egypt Is to Blame February 18, 2015 Benedetta Berti and Zack Gold Summary:  At a rally for Hamas in Gaza, a spokesman for the group warned that the continued blockade on the area “will push Hamas to carry out actions which could be described as crazy.” When it comes to Hamas, such rhetoric is par for the course—except for one thing: the target of the gro […]
  • Turkey's Blasphemy Barometer
    Sacrificing Free Speech in Istanbul February 15, 2015 Piotr Zalewski Summary:  In Turkey, the government and judiciary are using blasphemy laws to justify censorship. In mid-January, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu marched alongside other world leaders in Paris to commemorate those killed in the terrorist attack on the satiric newspaper Charlie Hebdo […]
  • Iran, With Love
    Letter from Tehran February 14, 2015 @pedestrian Summary:  In Iran, mass urbanization, increasing access to social media, and a more secular public space (despite propaganda otherwise) have made finding potential mates leagues more complicated. “We were both 19, longtime family friends. Her father agreed to a two-month temporary marriage, which we extended t […]
  • Dreaming of Russia in Ankara
    Is Erdogan Following in Putin's Footsteps? February 12, 2015 Claire Sadar Summary:  Many suspect Erdogan of taking Turkey in an Islamist direction. But his real objective is a different kind of state: a secular autocracy more similar to Russia than Iran. Turkish democracy is under assault. The increasingly conservative rhetoric of the AKP, the country’s […]

RSS International Maritime Organisation

  • 03-migrants-SG February 16, 2015
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General reiterates need for action to address unsafe migration by sea Article Date: 16/02/2015 Description: Secretary-General Sekimizu calls for action to address criminals who organize illegal and unregulated sea passage by migrants, putting thousands of lives at risk. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • Home March 16, 2010
    Page Heading: Press Briefings
    Jiajun Shen
  • 02-WMD-launch January 14, 2015
    Page Heading: IMO Secretary-General launches 2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime education and training” at World Maritime University Article Date: 14/01/2015 Description: IMO Secretary-General launches “Maritime education and training” theme at World Maritime University. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 01-WMU-president January 14, 2015
    Page Heading: Dr. Doumbia-Henry appointed new WMU President Article Date: 14/01/2015 Description: IMO and World Maritime University (WMU) have announced the appointment of a new President to head the University. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 45-SOLAS-eif- December 23, 2014
    Page Heading: Cruise ship passenger drill requirements come into force on 1 January 2015 Article Date: 23/12/2014 Description: SOLAS amendments on passenger musters, enclosed spaces and RO Code enter into force. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

RSS OPEC Press Releases

  • Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG February 4, 2015
    An Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG took place in Vienna on Thursday, 5 February 2015. The meeting was chaired by HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, and Mr Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG.

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Pew Environment

EU External Action Service

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