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Su-27 Flanker intercepts and shadows a P-3 Orion


The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) enters into force

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) enter into force today, 24 December 2014. Ninety-one states have ratified, and a further 42 states have signed but not ratified the ATT adopted on 2 April 2013, by the UN General Assembly.

The ATT is an attempt to regulate the international trade of conventional weapons for the purpose of contributing to international and regional peace; reducing human suffering; and promoting co-operation, transparency, and responsible action by and among states.

International weapons commerce has been estimated to reach US$70 billion a year.


Uzbin`s Ambush (updated)

Six years ago...

About the French presence in Afghanistan (in French)
Magazine vidéo de l'armée de Terre n° 32 sur le GTIA de Kapisa (Groupement Tactique Inter Armées) en Afghanistan.



par András István Türke
2014-07-31, Géopolitique africaine 51.


ThyssenKrupp sales his submarine shipyard Kockums to Saab

The German naval shipbuilding industry is comprised of numerous yards; however, only Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) and Thyssen-Nordseewerke (TNSW) have experience in the construction of submarines.

Before its merger with ThyssenKrupp, HDW had already created partnerships with international shipbuilding companies. In 1999, HDW acquired Kockums, the leading Swedish naval shipyard, which pioneered the development of stealth surface vessels (Visby-class frigates) and Stirling AIP systems for submarines.


FAA - nouveau délai : décembre 2015

La mise en œuvre de la FAA (Force africaine en attente), fortement soutenu par l`UE et le programme EURORECAMP était annoncée pour 2010 mais quatre années après toujours rien, la FAA censée rendre l’Afrique « autonome » en matière de prévention et de gestion des conflits, n’existe toujours que dans les discours.


The Russian Khibiny System or Hibini System (Хибины)

On April 10, 2014 US destroyer "Donald Cook" with cruise missiles "Tomahawk" entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.


Ig Nobel Peace Prize for the Royal Navy

The British Royal Navy had won the Ig Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 (an irreverent alternative to the real Nobel Peace Prize) for ordering its sailors to save money on cannon shells during training exercises by shouting “BANG!” instead of actually firing any. Well the Royal Navy is now favourite to be the first outfit to pick up the Ig Nobel Peace prize for a second time.


First public consultation on the EU-USA transatlantic partnership

After a good fifty years of the project creating a transatlantic free trade area, (especially challenged by General de Gaulle ) this idea was revived in 2013. Started last summer the trade negotiation is already well advanced, since both parties have already conducted three bilateral meetings to sweep the major issues at stake. 28 Member States were briefed Monday, January 20 the forthcoming launch of a public consultation on the transatlantic partnership.


Ouverture du processus d`adhésion avec la Serbie

Le 21 janvier 2014 la Commission a lancé les négociations d`adhésion avec Belgrade dont la date prévue est 2020. Voici quelques réactions.