Among the official guests of the new President Biden at his inauguration on 20 January was the representative of the island of Formosa in Washington. He is not an ambassador because, since 1979, the United States has only diplomatically recognised mainland China. This is the first time in forty years that the representative of Taiwan … Lire la suite de America will not abandon Taïwan!
In their first strategic conversation, held by telephone on 24 January 2021, the French President and the new American President discussed the Iranian dossier at length. They want to lower tensions in the Middle East and offer the region a stability that it has lacked since the calamitous Anglo-Saxon invasion of Iraq in 2003. Today, … Lire la suite de Can an Iranian nuclear bomb be prevented ?
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?
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
Boris Johnson is psychologically preparing the United Kingdom for the worst-case scenario in its relations with the European Union, namely the same status as Australia (which its OWN Prime Minister has described as execrable). In his campaign for Brexit in the first half of 2016, the thunderous Boris promised his Eurosceptic voters the best in … Lire la suite de America despises those who court it
Help yourself, heaven will help you! Lebanon still fails to realise what the muddled Chartier de La Fontaine managed to do. It still cannot help itself. Lebanon, once an example of democracy and entrepreneurial energy for the entire Arab-Muslim world, has been stuck for a year and a half in the most serious financial crisis … Lire la suite de Lebanon’s inability to help itself
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
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
In their overwhelming majority, the Germans welcomed the American presidential election of Tuesday, November 3, 2020, which has removed Donald Trump from power, if not influence over half of the population of the United States. The 45th American president had not been kind to Germany. He had successively accused Germany of being stingy in its … Lire la suite de A Dangerous Germain Illusion
Whoever wins the presidential election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Americans will deal with Iran, the flagship country of the Shiite world. For it is not only their interest, but also their will. Less and less hidden. If it is the Democrat Joe Biden who becomes the 46th president of the United States, he … Lire la suite de Americans will deal with Iran