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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Japan, India .. Has the nuclear submarine race in the Pacific started?

The day after the announcement of the creation of the AUKUS alliance bringing together the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, and the order by the latter of nuclear attack submarines to the detriment of submarines conventionally powered Shortfin Barracuda ordered from Naval Group, we headlined "In Australia, Joe Biden opens a very dangerous Pandora's box", an analysis of the risk of seeing, with this maneuver, many countries absolve themselves of the agreement tacit agreement which hitherto prevented the 5 major nuclear nations from exporting nuclear-powered submarines. Obviously, this option is indeed gaining momentum very quickly, especially with several major military nations…

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What is this flaw that worries nuclear control specialists about Australian submarines?

Since last Wednesday, and the announcement by Canberra, Washington and London of the signing of a tripartite alliance treaty and the replacement of the French-built Shortfin Barracuda conventionally powered submarine program by a nuclear submarine model American or British attack, a lot of information, often confused, emerged in the press about the type of reactor that would be used, and the respect of international legislation by this contract. It seems important to present a clear and understandable vision of the technological solutions and regulations to which reference is often made, so as to understand the stakes of such a decision. In the facts,…

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In Australia, Joe Biden opens a very dangerous Pandora's box

Since the confirmation of the cancellation of the contract for the acquisition of 12 conventionally powered Shortfin Barracuda submarines designed by the French Naval Group, and the integration of Canberra into a tripartite alliance with the United States and Great Britain Britain including, among other things, the sale of American nuclear attack submarines, the defense community is in turmoil, especially in France. "Stabbing", "Treason"... the qualifiers are not lacking concerning the substance, but also the form with which this decision was made public, seriously damaging the international image of the French military naval industry for many many years. On the other hand, very few, including among…

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South Korea successfully tests firing of SLBM Hyunmoo 4-4 missile from submarine

In the world, only 7 countries have submarines capable of implementing ballistic missiles: the 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, United States, France, Great Britain and Russia), the India and North Korea. An eighth country has just demonstrated this capability. Indeed, the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine, the first unit of the eponymous class from the KSS-III program, and the first entirely South Korean-built submarine, is said to have carried out the first firing of a Hyunmoo 4 ballistic missile. -4 according to several concordant sources, and no denial from the Seoul authorities. This successful test...

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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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China to build third ICBM nuclear missile launch site

At the beginning of July 2021, two American researchers highlighted the construction of a vast site on the high plateaus of Gunza, between Mongolia and Tibet, intended to accommodate at least 119 silos capable of implementing intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBMs, a first for Beijing, which until now had deployed only 2 limited sites to implement old-generation DF-5 missiles, and which seemed above all to rely on its new DF-41 mobile ICBMs to reinforce the rise in power of its strategic deterrent force. 3 weeks later, the construction of a second site, some 380 km from the first, was identified by these…

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China builds second site that could accommodate more than 100 ICBM missile silos

Just three weeks ago, American researchers highlighted the construction of a site in northern China, near the city of Yumen, on which would currently be built 119 silos intended to receive Inter-American Ballistic Missiles. Continentals, or ICBMs. Despite weak Chinese denials, and the attempt by some state media to denigrate the 2 researchers behind this discovery and to present this huge construction site as a new wind farm, the Western Intelligence community quickly row to the analysis made. While Beijing already has a hundred mobile ICBMs, and 12 silos...

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South Korea tested the launch of a ballistic missile below the surface

As we knew, South Korea invests consistently in the development of cruise missiles and ballistic missiles, in order to be able, as far as doing this little, to counter the growing threat represented by the North Korean ballistic arsenal. This is how the country has developed, since the beginning of the 80s, the family of surface-to-surface Hyunmoo missiles, initially designed with a transfer of technology from the United States in exchange for commitments from Seoul on the maximum range of the weapons developed, then within the framework of a partnership with Moscow during the 90s, which enabled the second generation of missiles, the Hyunmoo 2, to integrate…

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