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The Geopolitics of Military Spending
In April 2014, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its latest bulleting on Trends in World Military Expenditure – 2013. The bulletin shows that global military spending has been decreasing for the second year in a row.
Gilgit-Baltistan: Essential link of the Pakistan-China strategic axis
Paper presented on occasion of an expert meeting hosted by ESISC and MEP Jürgen Creutzmann in the European Parliament on January 30, 2013.
North-East Asia: Nationalist rhetoric submitted to a reality check
After a series of naval incidents at the end of last year, the beginning of 2013 was marked by a new peak in tensions between China and Japan(...)
Asie du Nord-est : le discours nationaliste à l’épreuve des faits
Après l’accumulation d’incidents navals à la fin de l’année dernière, ce début d’année 2013 a été marqué par de nouveaux pics de tensions entre la Chine et le Japon(...)
International disputes eroding prospect for military intervention in Northern Mali
On Tuesday, December 4, emissaries from various belligerents involved in the Mali conflict met in Ouagadougou (...)
Les désaccords internationaux hypothèquent l'intervention militaire au Nord-Mali
Mardi 4 décembre, des émissaires de différentes parties qui participent au conflit malien se sont réunis à Ouagadougou (...)
UN vote on Palestine: Mahmoud Abbas' Victory or springboard for Hamas?
By 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions, the United Nations General Assembly has granted Observer status to Palestine (...)
Vote de l'ONU sur la Palestine : Victoire de Mahmoud Abbas ou tremplin pour le Hamas ?
Par 138 voix pour, 9 contre et 41 abstentions, l’assemblée générale des Nations Unies a accordé le statut d’Etat observateur à la Palestine (...)
The impact of the new international sanctions on Iran
The Syrian blood-bath and the critical danger of overflow of the crisis to the Middle East(...)
L'impact des nouvelles sanctions internationales sur l'Iran
Le bain de sang syrien et le danger critique de débordement de la crise à l’ensemble du Proche-Orient (...)
Operation against Osama bin Laden hints at mistrust between US and Pakistan
ESISC earlier quoted US military sources close to Sunday’s operation which led to the death of Osama bin Laden (OBL) (...)
Libya: what's next?
This could be the turning point in the civil war which ravages Libya (...)
French recognition of the Libyan rebels is a gamble
We don’t know if French President Nicolas Sarkozy is a poker player but he obviously gambled today (...)
"Military options" against Libya: gunboat diplomacy or real possibility?
Various declarations and statement in the last days highlighted the increased chances of a Western military intervention in Libya (...)


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