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Macron folytatja a “nem leszünk vazallusok” tematikát: a Sorbonne 2.0-beszédről

Macron ismét a Sorbonne falai között mondta el európai vízióját. Szuverenitás, önvédelem, és egy kis kampányíz. Első benyomások.

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CSDP Blog (András István Türke): Book about Wagner PMC

Blogroll - Wed, 04/24/2024 - 06:48
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Russia’s Wagner PMC (Wagner Group):
Establishment, purpose, profile and historic relevance worldwide

> Autors: Besenyö, Janos – Türke, András István – Szénási, Endre 
> Publisher: Helion
> EUVI/ CERPESC Contribution: Wagner PMC in Africa
> COMING SOON (Spring 2024)

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The Wagner Group is symbolic of Russia’s deployment of private military companies (PMCs) to exercise influence in Africa, the Middle East and Europe since the mid-2010s. Nominally an independent commercial enterprise, but actually operating on behalf of the Russian government, and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and its Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and the Federal Security Service (FSB), it has been deployed to perform a very wide range of military and paramilitary tasks, provide security, and collect intelligence. 

Through much of its existence, the activity of the Wagner Group appears to have been clandestine and poorly recorded. In practice, the operating principles of this PMC have been very similar to those of numerous similar enterprises from the West.

Since its failed coup attempt in the summer of 2023, the fate of the Wagner Group appears to be sealed. Indeed, presently, it is highly unlikely that a Russian PMC might ever again have the same power and influence that Wagner once wielded. However, this does not mean that such all such enterprises have been completely disbanded: only that the Wagner Group has not (yet) been replaced by some other enterprise – whether Russian or foreign. In fact, we are witnessing a recurrent trend that is likely to become even more characteristic for conflicts in the coming decades as almost everybody who can afford to pay for the services of a PMC is hiring them. Indeed, numerous governments in control of relatively weak or disloyal armed forces have concluded that the deployment of a PMC holds significant advantages.

This two-part works examines the predecessors to the Wagner Group, and the establishment of the latter organisation by Yevgeny Prigozhin, its activities in a number of conflicts around the world, and its armed mutiny against the top leadership of the Russian Federation. It is thoroughly illustrated with authentic photographs and custom commissioned colour illustrations and maps.

(Helion)

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Book about Wagner PMC

CSDP Blog (András István Türke) - Wed, 04/24/2024 - 06:48
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Russia’s Wagner PMC (Wagner Group):
Establishment, purpose, profile and historic relevance worldwide

> Autors: Besenyö, Janos – Türke, András István – Szénási, Endre 
> Publisher: Helion
> EUVI/ CERPESC Contribution: Wagner PMC in Africa
> COMING SOON (Spring 2024)

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The Wagner Group is symbolic of Russia’s deployment of private military companies (PMCs) to exercise influence in Africa, the Middle East and Europe since the mid-2010s. Nominally an independent commercial enterprise, but actually operating on behalf of the Russian government, and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Defence and its Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and the Federal Security Service (FSB), it has been deployed to perform a very wide range of military and paramilitary tasks, provide security, and collect intelligence. 

Through much of its existence, the activity of the Wagner Group appears to have been clandestine and poorly recorded. In practice, the operating principles of this PMC have been very similar to those of numerous similar enterprises from the West.

Since its failed coup attempt in the summer of 2023, the fate of the Wagner Group appears to be sealed. Indeed, presently, it is highly unlikely that a Russian PMC might ever again have the same power and influence that Wagner once wielded. However, this does not mean that such all such enterprises have been completely disbanded: only that the Wagner Group has not (yet) been replaced by some other enterprise – whether Russian or foreign. In fact, we are witnessing a recurrent trend that is likely to become even more characteristic for conflicts in the coming decades as almost everybody who can afford to pay for the services of a PMC is hiring them. Indeed, numerous governments in control of relatively weak or disloyal armed forces have concluded that the deployment of a PMC holds significant advantages.

This two-part works examines the predecessors to the Wagner Group, and the establishment of the latter organisation by Yevgeny Prigozhin, its activities in a number of conflicts around the world, and its armed mutiny against the top leadership of the Russian Federation. It is thoroughly illustrated with authentic photographs and custom commissioned colour illustrations and maps.

(Helion)

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Francia Politika Blog II. (Soós Eszter Petronella): Tálas Péter blokkosodásról, hidegháborúról (Franciapolitika)

Blogroll - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 16:46

Benne vagyunk-e már a második hidegháborúban? Hogy állnak az egyes blokkok? És hogy néz ki Európa biztonsági helyzete? Tálas Pétert, az NKE John Lukacs Intézetének a tudományos főmunkatársát kérdeztem a Franciapolitikában.

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Tálas Péter blokkosodásról, hidegháborúról (Franciapolitika)

FPBSE - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 16:46

Benne vagyunk-e már a második hidegháborúban? Hogy állnak az egyes blokkok? És hogy néz ki Európa biztonsági helyzete? Tálas Pétert, az NKE John Lukacs Intézetének a tudományos főmunkatársát kérdeztem a Franciapolitikában.

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Tálas Péter blokkosodásról, hidegháborúról (Franciapolitika)

Benne vagyunk-e már a második hidegháborúban? Hogy állnak az egyes blokkok? És hogy néz ki Európa biztonsági helyzete? Tálas Pétert, az NKE John Lukacs Intézetének a tudományos főmunkatársát kérdeztem a Franciapolitikában.

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Mezőgazdasági tiltakozások, migrációs törvény, Marine Le Pen: a Reptér podcast kérdezett

FPBSE - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 16:32

A Reptér podcast kérdezett a francia politika aktuális vitáiról, illetve Marine Le Pen elnöki esélyeiről.

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Mezőgazdasági tiltakozások, migrációs törvény, Marine Le Pen: a Reptér podcast kérdezett

A Reptér podcast kérdezett a francia politika aktuális vitáiról, illetve Marine Le Pen elnöki esélyeiről.

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CSDP Blog (András István Türke): EUNAVFOR ASPIDES : From the Red Sea to the Gulf 

Blogroll - Tue, 02/20/2024 - 20:50

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19/02/2024: The European Union launched a naval mission (Aspides = Protektor in Greek) to protect commercial vessels in the Red Sea from attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Since late 2023, as a result of Houthi attacks on maritime shipping, maritime security in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf has significantly degraded. The deterioration of the maritime security in the Red Sea has disrupted a key geopolitical area for international shipping. This affects negatively the EU as well as the wider international community.

Operation ASPIDES will contribute to restore and safeguard freedom of navigation, for the sake of the EU, the region, and the wider international community.

EUNAVFOR OPERATION ASPIDES, within its purely defensive mandate, will protect shipping targeted by attacks at sea or air. It will not conduct strikes on land. ASPIDES will act in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2722, which demands the cessation of Houthis’ attacks on merchant and commercial vessels, and recognises the right to defend vessels against such attacks, in line with international law. Building upon the Strategic Compass for Security and Defence, ASPIDES consolidates the EU’s capacity to respond rapidly to a global crisis, in cooperation with like-minded international partners, while reinforcing the strategic autonomy of the EU.

The force commander Stefano Constantino was former tactical commander of the Operation AGENOR operation in the Strait of Hormuz from 6 July 2022 to January 2023. AGENOR was the military component of the European led Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH) established at the beginning of 2020 by the governments of Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal (to which was recently added also Norway) in order to guarantee the safety of navigation in an area of ​​operation centered on the Strait of Hormuz and extended northwards to the entire Gulf and southwards to the area of ​​the Indian Ocean located along the Omani coasts.

Last year, Constantino held the position of tactical commander at sea of ​​Operation Safe Mediterranean (OSM), in a portion of the Mediterranean that goes from the west of Sardinia to include its entire central and eastern part.
Among the tasks of Operation Safe Mediterranean stand out the defense of maritime communication lines, the monitoring and protection of the national, merchant and fishing fleets, the increase in surveillance and the protection of the dense network of strategic underwater infrastructures that run on the seabed around the Peninsula, such as telephone and data transfer cables, electricity lines and gas pipelines. International, inter-ministerial cooperation and synergy in the field of maritime security with the countries bordering the Mediterranean complete the picture of the activities carried out by this important Operation to defend the free use of the sea.

OHQ: EU multunationalisable HQ, Larissa (Greece)
Staff:
– OHQ: 130
– FHQ embarked on a Frigate: 30
Operation Area : From the Red Sea to the Gulf and a large part of the North-West Indian Ocean
Assets: 4 frigates + 1 aerial asset
Budget: €8 million
Participating States: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Force commander: Rear Admiral Stefano Costantino (IT)
D-day: 19 February 2024 

 

 

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EUNAVFOR ASPIDES : From the Red Sea to the Gulf 

CSDP Blog (András István Türke) - Tue, 02/20/2024 - 20:50

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19/02/2024: The European Union launched a naval mission (Aspides = Protektor in Greek) to protect commercial vessels in the Red Sea from attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Since late 2023, as a result of Houthi attacks on maritime shipping, maritime security in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf has significantly degraded. The deterioration of the maritime security in the Red Sea has disrupted a key geopolitical area for international shipping. This affects negatively the EU as well as the wider international community.

Operation ASPIDES will contribute to restore and safeguard freedom of navigation, for the sake of the EU, the region, and the wider international community.

EUNAVFOR OPERATION ASPIDES, within its purely defensive mandate, will protect shipping targeted by attacks at sea or air. It will not conduct strikes on land. ASPIDES will act in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2722, which demands the cessation of Houthis’ attacks on merchant and commercial vessels, and recognises the right to defend vessels against such attacks, in line with international law. Building upon the Strategic Compass for Security and Defence, ASPIDES consolidates the EU’s capacity to respond rapidly to a global crisis, in cooperation with like-minded international partners, while reinforcing the strategic autonomy of the EU.

The force commander Stefano Constantino was former tactical commander of the Operation AGENOR operation in the Strait of Hormuz from 6 July 2022 to January 2023. AGENOR was the military component of the European led Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH) established at the beginning of 2020 by the governments of Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal (to which was recently added also Norway) in order to guarantee the safety of navigation in an area of ​​operation centered on the Strait of Hormuz and extended northwards to the entire Gulf and southwards to the area of ​​the Indian Ocean located along the Omani coasts.

Last year, Constantino held the position of tactical commander at sea of ​​Operation Safe Mediterranean (OSM), in a portion of the Mediterranean that goes from the west of Sardinia to include its entire central and eastern part.
Among the tasks of Operation Safe Mediterranean stand out the defense of maritime communication lines, the monitoring and protection of the national, merchant and fishing fleets, the increase in surveillance and the protection of the dense network of strategic underwater infrastructures that run on the seabed around the Peninsula, such as telephone and data transfer cables, electricity lines and gas pipelines. International, inter-ministerial cooperation and synergy in the field of maritime security with the countries bordering the Mediterranean complete the picture of the activities carried out by this important Operation to defend the free use of the sea.

OHQ: EU multunationalisable HQ, Larissa (Greece)
Staff:
– OHQ: 130
– FHQ embarked on a Frigate: 30
Operation Area : From the Red Sea to the Gulf and a large part of the North-West Indian Ocean
Assets: 4 frigates + 1 aerial asset
Budget: €8 million
Participating States: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Force commander: Rear Admiral Stefano Costantino (IT)
D-day: 19 February 2024 

 

 

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Fenyeget-e minket háború? Mit adhat Európának a francia hadsereg? Resperger István professzor a Franciapolitikában

FPBSE - Sun, 01/28/2024 - 12:23

Resperger István ezredest, egyetemi tanárt arról kérdezte a Franciapolitika, hogy mi vár Európára? Mennyire vagyunk biztonságban?

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Fenyeget-e minket háború? Mit adhat Európának a francia hadsereg? Resperger István professzor a Franciapolitikában

Resperger István ezredest, egyetemi tanárt arról kérdezte a Franciapolitika, hogy mi vár Európára? Mennyire vagyunk biztonságban?

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Francia Politika Blog II. (Soós Eszter Petronella): Elemzéseim Gabriel Attalról

Blogroll - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 10:42

Több sajtótermék is keresett az új francia miniszterelnök, Gabriel Attal személye és a várható új politika kapcsán. Mutatom.

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Elemzéseim Gabriel Attalról

FPBSE - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 10:42

Több sajtótermék is keresett az új francia miniszterelnök, Gabriel Attal személye és a várható új politika kapcsán. Mutatom.

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Elemzéseim Gabriel Attalról

Több sajtótermék is keresett az új francia miniszterelnök, Gabriel Attal személye és a várható új politika kapcsán. Mutatom.

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Francia Politika Blog II. (Soós Eszter Petronella): Elnöki báb vagy önálló szereplő? Mit számít, hogy ki a francia miniszterelnök?

Blogroll - Thu, 01/11/2024 - 16:22

Önálló szereplő a mindenkori francia miniszterelnök vagy egyszerű végrehajtó? Sokan kérdezik most ezt. Öntsünk tiszta vizet a pohárba!

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Elnöki báb vagy önálló szereplő? Mit számít, hogy ki a francia miniszterelnök?

FPBSE - Thu, 01/11/2024 - 16:22

Önálló szereplő a mindenkori francia miniszterelnök vagy egyszerű végrehajtó? Sokan kérdezik most ezt. Öntsünk tiszta vizet a pohárba!

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Elnöki báb vagy önálló szereplő? Mit számít, hogy ki a francia miniszterelnök?

Önálló szereplő a mindenkori francia miniszterelnök vagy egyszerű végrehajtó? Sokan kérdezik most ezt. Öntsünk tiszta vizet a pohárba!

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