Westerners begin to transfer heavy military equipment to Ukraine

Whether it's Moscow's intransigence, the excesses of Russian propaganda, the Bucha massacre, or a subtle mixture of the three tinged with a diminished fear of the military potential of the Russian armies , the fact is that, for the past few days, the lines seem to have been moving in Europe, and more generally in the West, regarding the military support provided to Kyiv to deal with Russian aggression, and in particular to resist the next massive attack in the Donbass, as announced. Indeed, the Czech Republic has just announced the upcoming delivery of several dozen T-72M1 tanks and BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to the armies…

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France positions itself alongside Greece during the Iniochos 2021 exercise

Since the end of the 80s, the Hellenic Air Force has organized the Iniochos exercise every year, intended to improve the interoperability of its units with those of its allies. But this year's exercise, designated Iniochos 2021, takes on a much larger dimension than in previous years, while tensions between Ankara and Athens remain very high. Consequently, for the Greek authorities, this exercise appears as a way of bringing together its closest allies, and of showing its Turkish counterparts that, far from being isolated, Greece can count on the support of powerful international partners, if the situation was about to deteriorate...

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Synthesis 2020: Turkey challenges and distrusts the West

2019 had already been marked by growing tensions between the Western camp and Ankara, with the acquisition of S-400 anti-aircraft systems from Russia, the exclusion of Turkey from the F-35 program and the intervention of the armies forces in northern Syria against the Kurds of the YPG, allies of the anti-Daesh coalition led by the United States in the country. She was also shaken by revelations about the troubled relations between the Turkish regime and the Armed Islamic Group, as well as with many Islamist militias present in Syria. However, it is indeed 2020 that will mark Turkey's historic shift to…

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Turkey rekindles tensions in eastern Mediterranean by deploying Oruc Reis

As Russia and the Minsk Group try, with relative success, to bring Armenia and Azerbaijan to the negotiating table despite Ankara's pressure on Baku to maintain the offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh , the Turkish authorities announced this morning that the mining exploration vessel Orus Reis was once again deployed in the eastern Mediterranean in an area claimed by Cyprus, naturally reigniting tensions with Nicosia and Athens after European and NATO mediation attempts, and this despite the assurances given by the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, just this weekend. This deployment, which will be there…

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These 5 capabilities that make the FDI Belh @ rra frigates indispensable in Greece

If the file around the order of 18 Rafale planes by Greece was negotiated in just a few weeks, the one surrounding the possible transfer of French frigates to the Hellenic Navy has been dragging on for more than a decade. The progress recorded at the beginning of the year around the acquisition of the 2 FDI Belh@rra frigates from Naval Group, in a standard identical to those ordered by the French Navy, were swept away during the summer by negotiations, it seems. it risky on the French side, having led Greece to consider other options, such as ordering new, less expensive frigates from the Netherlands or Germany. Without going into detail…

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Turkey at the heart of a node of polymorphic crises in the Eastern Mediterranean

By misuse of language, reference is generally made to the strong tensions between Greece and Cyprus and Turkey when it comes to the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean. This theater concentrates, in reality, a large number of actors, all with different objectives, and yet all in tension as a result of the out-of-control behavior of the Turkish president in the area. France, Russia, Egypt, Israel, European Union, all are today involved in a crisis which could have considerable implications. President Erdogan has indeed launched, in recent years, a series of military operations and troop movements that have led all of his neighbors, such as…

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Will Turkey be the revealer of the failure of La Défense Europe?

Defense Europe was one of candidate Emmanuel Macron's major campaign themes during the 2017 presidential elections. No sooner had he been elected than he undertook to give substance to this vision, by launching several programs in strategic partnership with Germany. Since then, he has never stopped trying to convince his European counterparts of the merits of this purely French vision of a Europe sufficiently powerful militarily and industrially to no longer depend on the protection or technologies of an ally to ensure its protection, and the preservation of its interests in the world. Today, tensions with Ankara highlight conceptual differences if…

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Can France extend its doctrine of deterrence to Greece and Cyprus?

Thursday, September 10, French President Emmanuel Macron will meet at 16:00 p.m. on the sidelines of the MED7 summit to be held in Ajaccio, his Greek counterpart, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to sign, according to information published by several Greek media, a Defense agreement between the France and Greece. It is also possible that announcements will be made concerning military contracts, about a possible order of Rafale fighters and FDI Belh@rra frigates by Athens, in what could well take the form of a strategic military and industrial partnership. long term between the two countries. The avowed objective of this rapprochement between Athens and…

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Despite German mediation, tensions rise between Greece and Turkey

After the summit of European Union foreign ministers on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean organized at the request of Athens, Berlin had been very critical of the dispatch of French ships and Rafale planes in the Aegean Sea, in an attempt to put pressure on the Turkish President and put an end to the gas exploration mission of the Turkish vessel Orus Reis and its military escort. For the German Chancellery, largely convinced of the benefits of negotiation and soft-power, France's attitude only added fuel to the fire in the already explosive relations between the two countries.…

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These 5 international crises that threaten world peace

In just a few weeks, several areas of international tension have evolved into crises threatening to turn into open conflict, with a significant risk of extension, to the point of threatening even peace on a planetary scale. Indeed, these major crises have this in common that they all involve, directly or indirectly, nuclear nations that are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, most of the time facing each other. In this article, we will provide a quick summary of the 5 major crises that potentially threaten to escalate into conflict, and involve nations with nuclear weapons. 1- The Belarusian crisis For little…

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