What China is trying to hide?

You think you might be dreaming. Here's a new virus that appeared in Wuhan thirteen months ago and has killed two million people worldwide since, and China is making a fuss to issue visas to scientists on a World Health Organization fact-finding mission to try to understand the exact origin of the disease! Even the … Lire la suite de What China is trying to hide?

Rethinking our strategy for the Sahel

The French military has now been deployed in the Sahel for eight years. In a single week, straddling New Year's Day 2021, five of its soldiers died there. They were killed in eastern Mali by home-made bombs hidden under the sand, known in military jargon as IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) since the last Western interventions … Lire la suite de Rethinking our strategy for the Sahel

Iran will not fall into the Israeli trap

The assassination, on a road east of Tehran on 27 November 2020, of the father of Iran's nuclear programme, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, constitutes a double challenge to the theocratic regime that has ruled Iran for forty years. First challenge: the Pasdaran (Revolutionary Guard) Corps, so quick to arrest harmless political opponents, has proved incapable of securing … Lire la suite de Iran will not fall into the Israeli trap

Trump’s geo-economic defeat in Asia

On 15 November 2020, on the sidelines of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, chaired by Vietnam, the world's largest regional free trade agreement was signed. This RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) is an agreement involving all ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei) as well … Lire la suite de Trump’s geo-economic defeat in Asia

Let’s create a diplomacy that serves our interests!

Gérald Darmanin left for Moscow on 26th October 2020. The Minister of the Interior, who does not want a second beheading of a professor, went to ask the Russians to agree to take back home the radicalised Chechen Muslims residing on French territory. The latter came as political refugees from the end of the 1990s, … Lire la suite de Let’s create a diplomacy that serves our interests!