• Strategic Survey

    Chapter 5: Europe

    05 September 2014. 

    United Kingdom: Questions of Identity
    France: From Crisis to Crisis
    Germany: Merkel’s Third Term
    Turkey: Tensions and Turbulence

  • Strategic Comments

    Iran nuclear talks extended for four more months

    23 July 2014. 

    Deep differences over the allowable size of Iran's nuclear programme and how long restrictions on it should remain in place proved insurmountable in the latest round of negotiations. Iran and the six powers known as the E3+3 now have a further four months to determine whether they can summon the political will to bridge the gap.

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Ensuring Agile Conflict Management in the Asia-Pacific: Q&A

    01 June 2014. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2014 Fifth Plenary Session Q&A
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence, France
    Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence, Singapore

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Ensuring Agile Conflict Management in the Asia-Pacific: Jean-Yves Le Drian

    01 June 2014. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2014 Fifth Plenary Session
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence, France

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Ensuring Agile Conflict Management in the Asia-Pacific: Ng Eng Hen

    01 June 2014. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2014 Fifth Plenary Session
    Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence, Singapore

  • Shangri-La Dialogue

    Ensuring Agile Conflict Management in the Asia-Pacific

    01 June 2014. 

    Shangri-La Dialogue 2014 Fifth Plenary Session

  • Strategic Comments

    The EU’s Central African Republic mission

    30 April 2014. 

    The European Union's mission in the Central African Republic seeks to provide temporary support to African-led efforts to contain the current conflict, bridging the gap until a larger United Nations peacekeeping force arrives. Although an initial crisis-management plan was agreed with unusual speed, it has taken much longer than anticipated to get troops on the ground.

  • Strategic Comments

    Step forward for Franco-British defence cooperation

    14 February 2014. 

    A recent Franco-British summit marked a significant step forward for what is one of the most important efforts among European governments to work together to obtain better value from shrinking defence budgets.

  • Military Balance Blog

    Douglas Barrie: Anglo-French defence collaboration - aerospace progress

    07 February 2014.  By Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace London and Paris took another step toward the launch of a European unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator at last week's Franco-British Summit. The fate of the project could have a fundamental impact on the prospects for, and shape of, the European defence aerospace sector. On 31 January, French President François Hollande met British Prime Minister David Cameron at RAF Brize Norton air base...

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 4: Europe

    05 February 2014. 

    Europe: Maintaining capability amid austerity; Future agendas; Defence economics
    France: Rapid reaction in Mali; The 2013 Livre Blanc; Defence budgeting; Policy implementation
    United Kingdom: Cyber capability; Armed services; Future challenges; Defence economics

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