Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

Between apathetic citizens and the European dream: The European elections

by Francois Ducrotté European Elections are now taking place until May 25 and this year, the next President of the Commission is to be appointed in connection with the results of … Continue reading

22/05/2014 · Leave a comment

EU Mission to the Central African Republic – EUFOR CAR Bangui (Part III)

by Francois Ducrotté The following is part three of a blog on the current situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). You can find part one by clicking here and part two here. … Continue reading

11/04/2014 · 4 Comments

The Role of the Media in Conflict

by Francois Ducrotte Russia organised and took away the most Gold medals at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sotchi. However, hosting made them vulnerable to criticism from the western media … Continue reading

04/03/2014 · Leave a comment

EU Mission to the Central African Republic – EUFOR CAR Bangui (Part II)

by Francois Ducrotté The following is part two of a blog on the current situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). You can find part one by clicking here and part … Continue reading

25/02/2014 · 2 Comments

EU Mission to the Central African Republic – EUFOR CAR Bangui (Part I)

by Francois Ducrotte  NOTE: An update to this blog post, part two, has been posted here and part three here. The EU acknowledges that there is a “pressing need” to restore security in … Continue reading

21/01/2014 · 5 Comments

Behind the headlines: Chechnya

by Francois Ducrotte  Chechnya, or the Chechen Republic, is a small republic of Russia, bordering Georgia. It is not an independent state but an autonomous republic which used to be … Continue reading

28/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Behind the Headlines: Tanzania

by Francois Ducrotte A land of peace? Overshadowed by the events of the region, Tanzania is an often forgotten.  Suffering the consequences of the years of conflict in the great … Continue reading

07/11/2013 · 1 Comment

Redrawing the security map

by François Ducrotté and Elena Marda 2003 was the landmark year of the EU’s adoption of the European Security Strategy. 10 years later, what has changed in the security landscape … Continue reading

28/06/2013 · 2 Comments

Using women’s rights to engage in conflicts

by François Ducrotté Whereas politicians most of the time ignore that women’s rights are part of human rights, they are often referring to seeking public acceptance. What has often been … Continue reading

24/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Idées pour renforcer l’influence régionale de l’UE

  by Francois Ducrotté – Bruxelles, 15 Mai 2013, présentation du rapport “Think Global-Act European. Thinking strategically about the EU’s external action” (Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, Avril 2013) –  Le … Continue reading

16/05/2013 · Leave a comment

North Korea: Give a break

by Francois Ducrotté Back in the days of the Japanese occupation between 1910 and 1945, the ones who resisted the Japanese were the Koreans from the North. Let’s give a break … Continue reading

06/05/2013 · 1 Comment

Egypt – A new ally to defend women’s right to protest?

by Francois Ducrotté Even after two years, Egypt still doesn’t have a strong central government which could be able to push the political process forward, as well as the economy and social cohesion. … Continue reading

17/04/2013 · 3 Comments

North Korea 2.0 – The use of social media as traditional media

by Francois Ducrotté North Korea and South Korea are still in state of war including different tensions such as: Nuclear, propaganda, cyber attacks, tunnel, invasion, role of the major powers … Continue reading

16/04/2013 · Leave a comment

François Hollande et la sécurité internationale : Le « nouveau » rôle de la France

by François Ducrotté François Hollande a un agenda international bien chargé, tout d’abord en matière économique avec les prochains G8 et G20 mais aussi en matière de défense et de sécurité … Continue reading

14/05/2012 · Leave a comment



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