International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO)

formerly OBGMS

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

A City by the Sea : Marseille, France

As we come back from our Summer break, we would like to put the spotlight on Maria Elena BUSLACCHI’s article on Marseille and the importance of the regeneration of port … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Save the date : November 17, 2014

The Observatory will be organising a roundtable around our bi-annual publication, the Geostrategic Maritime Review, which will be on Energy Security. Our guest speakers will be Slavtcho NEYKOV, former Director of … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

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

The President’s Tweets

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RSS Foreign Affairs Middle East

  • A Deal With the Devil?
    Why Washington Should Not Pin Its Hopes on Rouhani January 27, 2015 Michael Singh Summary:  Washington should be wary of pinning its hopes on Rouhani’s camp, much less on influencing the regime’s internal struggle. The Iranian nuclear negotiations have proven divisive enough within the United States and among the United States and its allies. But the bigger […]
  • How to Stop the Bleeding in Syria
    Finding a Way Out of the Conflict January 26, 2015 David C. Litt Summary:  Syria's civil war will end not with surrender but with a negotiated political solution, since no single actor or group of actors has the firepower to overwhelm its opponents. It's time, then, to start mapping out a peace deal. Syria’s civil war will eventually end not with s […]
  • Rampant Ransoms
    Kidnapping's Economic Bubble January 26, 2015 Tom Keatinge Summary:  The main reason ransom demands have increased so dramatically might be government involvement. On their own, insurers and negotiators want to minimize payouts; banks question multi-million cash withdrawals, and delivery to desolate locations is complex, time consuming, and expensive. O […]
  • A Pipeline Against Peace
    Israel's Recent Gas Deals May Exacerbate Tensions in the Middle East January 26, 2015 Tareq Baconi Summary:  Israel's new-found gas deposits are being touted as a lifeline for peace in the Middle East. But two recent energy deals in the region are likely to cause more conflict. In October 2014, Israel struck a $15 billion gas deal with Jordan—it wo […]
  • Syria's President Speaks
    A Conversation With Bashar al-Assad January 25, 2015 The civil war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year, with no end in sight. On January 20, Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to discuss the conflict in this exclusive interview. The civil war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year, wi […]

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  • 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
  • 44-ECA-sulphur December 23, 2014
    Page Heading: Ships face lower sulphur fuel requirements in emission control areas from 1 January 2015 Article Date: 23/12/2014 Description: Ships face 0.10% sulphur fuel requirements in emission control areas. Rollup Image:
    Natasha Brown
  • 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

RSS OPEC Press Releases

  • Opening address to the 166th Meeting of the OPEC Conference November 26, 2014
    by HE Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish, Libya's Vice Prime Minister for Corporations and President of the OPEC Conference, Vienna, Austria, 27 November 2014.
  • OPEC 166th Meeting concludes November 26, 2014
    The 166th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 27th November 2014.

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