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

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 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

The President’s Tweets

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RSS Foreign Affairs Middle East

  • Long View on Iran
    The Real Work Will Start After the Nuclear Deal Is Signed November 24, 2014 Peter D. Feaver and Eric Lorber Summary:  As the deadline for reaching a nuclear deal with Iran is pushed once again, observers remain focused on the agreement itself. But the signing would be just the first step on a long road toward ensuring that any accord actually survives.  The […]
  • The Myth of the Caliphate
    The Political History of an Idea November 19, 2014 Nick Danforth Summary:  Western pundits and nostalgic Muslim thinkers alike have built up a narrative of the caliphate as an enduring institution, central to Islam and Islamic thought between the seventh and twentieth centuries. In fact, the caliphate is a political or religious idea whose relevance has waxe […]
  • Beirut's Center Cannot Hold
    Lebanon Is On the Brink of Another Civil War November 17, 2014 Hussein Kalout Summary:  The conflict in Syria has divided Lebanon into two distinct camps, with tensions between them worsening by the day. If both sides fail to compromise, the country will again be plunged into civil war. The two sides are at such odds that it will be impossible in the short t […]
  • Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Envy
    Washington Should Help Riyadh Keep Up With Tehran November 16, 2014 Sigurd Neubauer Summary:  As Iran moves closer to receiving international recognition for its nuclear program, Saudi Arabi's nuclear aspirations seem to have stalled completely. Fortunately, there are steps that the United States can take to push its nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia out […]
  • Better Safe than Sorry
    R2P and the Case for the Syrian Buffer Zone November 12, 2014 J. Trevor Ulbrick Summary:  To date, three million Syrians have fled the war in their country. The exodus has now surpassed the Rwandan genocide as the largest refugee crisis since World War II. To date, three million Syrians have fled the war in their country. The exodus has now surpassed the Rwa […]

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  • 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
  • 37-MSC-94-preview November 12, 2014
    Page Heading: Polar Code set for adoption as Maritime Safety Committee meets 17 to 21 November Page Subheading: Preview: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 20/10/2014 Description: IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets 17 to 21 November. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 38-nmsc94polar November 21, 2014
    Page Heading: IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters Page Subheading: Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 94th session, 17-21 November 2014 Article Date: 21/11/2014 Description: International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters and SOLAS amendments to make it mandatory have been adopted. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 38-bravery2014 November 18, 2014
    Page Heading: Britannia Seaways crew who fought raging fire in heavy seas receive 2014 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea Article Date: 18/11/2014 Description: Captain Andreas Kristensen and his crew of the Britannia Seaways fought raging fire and saved 32 lives. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 36-WMD-morocco November 3, 2014
    Page Heading: Morocco’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event effectively implemented Article Date: 03/11/2014 Description: Parallel Event focused on “IMO conventions: effective implementation”. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown

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