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Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation
February 06, 2017
Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation
Despite being geographically distant, France and Japan share a number of converging interests.
Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
December 11, 2016
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
Mukhtar Ablyazov, a staunch opponent of Kazakhstan's president, walks free after three years in a French prison.
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
May 06, 2016
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
How grounded in strategic reality is the Australian government's decision to purchase 12 new submarines?
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
April 27, 2016
Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
How did the onetime frontrunner fail in its bid to build Australia’s next-generation submarine?
Why Japan Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs
Did Japan Just Lose the Bid to Build Australia's New Subs?
April 21, 2016
Did Japan Just Lose the Bid to Build Australia's New Subs?
The Australian government has allegedly ruled out Japan's sub bid, according to an Australian media report.
Did Japan Just Lose the Bid to Build Australia's New Subs?
Has Germany Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs?
January 23, 2016
Has Germany Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs?
A German bid is reportedly losing ground over technical concerns.
Has Germany Lost the Bid to Build Australia’s New Subs?
Energy Dominates Kazakhstan-Europe Relationship
November 06, 2015
Energy Dominates Kazakhstan-Europe Relationship
Diversification is the buzzword, but in London and Paris deals still revolve around energy.
Energy Dominates Kazakhstan-Europe Relationship
India-France Relations: Look to the Indian Ocean
June 04, 2015
India-France Relations: Look to the Indian Ocean
“At a grand strategic level, France and India’s interests in the Indian Ocean are closely aligned.”
India-France Relations: Look to the Indian Ocean
Glimpses of Cambodia's French Past
May 05, 2015
Glimpses of Cambodia's French Past
Cambodia's foremost filmmaker discusses his new documentary about colonialism.
Glimpses of Cambodia's French Past
3 Countries Asked to Bid for Largest-Ever Australian Defense Contract
February 24, 2015
3 Countries Asked to Bid for Largest-Ever Australian Defense Contract
A competitive evaluation process will take 10 months to complete.
3 Countries Asked to Bid for Largest-Ever Australian Defense Contract
Why the US Should Encourage Closer Sino-Indian Ties
January 27, 2015
Why the US Should Encourage Closer Sino-Indian Ties
A "deadlocked alliance" between Beijing and New Delhi may be good news for the United States.
Why the US Should Encourage Closer Sino-Indian Ties
France’s Born-Again Proliferation Beliefs Ring Hollow
December 24, 2014
France’s Born-Again Proliferation Beliefs Ring Hollow
How to explain French obstructionism on Iran? Look to its lucrative regional trade agreements with Gulf Arab monarchies.
France’s Born-Again Proliferation Beliefs Ring Hollow
After MH17, France Must Cancel Sale of Warships to Russia
July 20, 2014
After MH17, France Must Cancel Sale of Warships to Russia
Instead of selling Russia two Mistral-class warships, France should sell them to the U.S. Navy.
After MH17, France Must Cancel Sale of Warships to Russia
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
June 27, 2014
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
The EU’s agreement to a new round of FTA talks could give Abe’s economic reform additional momentum.
New EU Free Trade Talks Good for Abenomics
D-Day Validates Realism
June 06, 2014
D-Day Validates Realism
U.S. WWII policy in general, and the landing at Normandy in particular, were based on realist logic.
D-Day Validates Realism
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