How the Russian-Ukrainian war redrawn the world geopolitical map in a few days?

Beyond the heroic resistance of the Ukrainians and their president against the Russian forces, and the obvious change of strategy in the Kremlin's attack plan returning to a more conventional but also much more violent strategy vis-à-vis the civilian populations, Vladimir Putin's decision to launch this offensive against Ukraine has provoked, on an international scale, a geopolitical tidal wave of unprecedented magnitude since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Because if the Russian soldiers have seriously underestimated the resistance capacity of the soldiers but also of the Ukrainian civilians, the Kremlin has, for its part, deeply underestimated the unity and the response that will be demonstrated…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping steps up modernization of the People's Liberation Army

Over the past 10 years, the Chinese People's Liberation Army has undergone an unprecedented transformation, both structurally and technologically, with a very significant increase in the professionalization of the forces as well as the arrival of very many pieces of equipment on par with, and sometimes even exceeding, the best equipment in service in Western armies. In addition, the pace of this transformation remains very sustained today, with for example the entry into service each year of around ten Type 055, 052D and 054A destroyers and frigates, as well as 5 to 6 dozen J-10C, J-15, J-16 and…

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Beijing reportedly tested hypersonic fractional orbital bombardment system

An article by Demetri Sevastopulo and Kathrin Hille published this weekend on the Financial Times website has the Western defense community in turmoil. We learned there, in fact, that according to the information gathered by the two journalists, China would have proceeded, during the month of August of this year, to the test of a new hypersonic strategic weapon system likely to thwart the set of detection systems and Western, and more specifically American, anti-missile defense using a Fractionated Orbital Bombardment System, or FOBS according to the English acronym. Indeed, it would seem that such a system was put into orbit on the occasion of the 77th…

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US soldiers have been deployed for more than a year on the island of Taiwan

Since 1979, and the dissolution of the US Taiwan Defense Command on the altar of the normalization of relations between Washington and Beijing, the United States had officially withdrawn all of their forces present on the island of Taiwan since the rupture between the authorities of the island and the People's Republic of China in 1949. And if the United States had always respected, more or less zealously, the commitment made to Taipei to guarantee the security of the island, no American military had been deployed there since, in order to respect the commitments made to the Chinese authorities. Officially at least, since according to a Wall Street article…

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Ukraine, Taiwan: will the United States change its posture vis-à-vis Russia and China?

The global geopolitical map today is still largely conditioned by agreements signed during or just after the Cold War, and has been very effectively staged by Moscow and Beijing over the past 20 years, without either the United States or the West in general, have shown any determination to oppose it. This is how the Sino-American agreements around the case of the island of Taiwan were negotiated from the beginning of the 70s, with the aim of removing Beijing from the equation of the Cold War and the Soviet camp, and this even though the island had no intention of joining the People's Republic...

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China and Russia validate the movement of troops by rail between the 2 countries

If the People's Republic of China and Russia are not, strictly speaking, allies, in the sense that there is no formal agreement of mutual and systematic support in the event of aggression by one or the other, their strategic, political and economic positions have come considerably closer in recent years, in a common front against the West and the United States which satisfies both Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. Washington must, in fact, deal simultaneously with two military powers in rapid development, without being able, as was the case with the Warsaw Pact, to aggregate them into a single entity to structure and size its own military power.…

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Chinese Navy has held 120 exercises over the past 3 months

“Sweat saves blood” used to say the architect and military strategist of Louis XIV, Vauban. And sweat, the Chinese military has obviously not lacked in recent months. Indeed, according to the CCP-affiliated site globaltimes.cn, the Chinese navy in cooperation with other arms of the People's Liberation Army, has organized nearly 120 naval, naval air and amphibious exercises in the past 3 months alone, including 50 of them took place near the island of Taiwan. Beyond the already extraordinarily high number of exercises that took place, the (partial) information provided by the Taiwanese authorities on many of them...

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Chinese People's Liberation Army tests new tactical ballistic missile

Almost simultaneously with the escalation of tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea and Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army has dramatically increased the number and scale of exercises in which its forces participate. , with a notable resurgence of scenarios approaching a military intervention against the independent island under American protection. Thus, in recent months, the Chinese naval, air, amphibious and naval air forces have carried out exercises almost daily in front of and around Taiwan, exercises widely reported by the press and the media in Beijing, a way of increasing the pressure on the island authorities,…

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Joe Biden aligns US commitment to defend Taiwan with that of NATO

The American President is strongly contested in the United States but also on the international scene since the catastrophic collapse of the state structures and the Afghan army in just a few weeks once the withdrawal of the American soldiers began. In particular, many are those who make the link between this withdrawal and the determination, which they now consider questionable, of the United States to ensure the security of its close allies, including among the leaders of certain NATO countries. It is to explain himself on these questions that the American president granted an interview to the ABC channel, an interview during which he was above all questioned about the supposed…

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