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01/11/2014 - 09:01 40 minutes ago
Malaysia: Woman charged for supporting the Islamic State
Burkina Faso
31/10/2014 - 07:16 14 hours ago
[BRIEFING] Burkina Faso: Security situation fragile after mass demonstrations oust President Blaise Compaore, ending his 27-year rule
31/10/2014 - 07:11 14 hours ago
Syria: The Islamic State evacuate a youth military academy in Raqqah after it’s location was published on Twitter
31/10/2014 - 07:07 14 hours ago
France: Clashes between residents and police in Blois
31/10/2014 - 06:58 14 hours ago
Mexico: Daughter of cartel kingpin arrested in Michoacan
31/10/2014 - 06:56 14 hours ago
Bangladesh: 5 JMB members arrested in Sirajganj
31/10/2014 - 06:55 14 hours ago
Libya: Special Forces recapture 4 army barracks in Benghazi
31/10/2014 - 06:39 15 hours ago
Mauritania/Syria: Mauritanian Islamic State member calls on young Muslims to join the IS
31/10/2014 - 06:38 15 hours ago
Somalia: Al-Shabab leader encourages suicide attacks in new video
31/10/2014 - 06:37 15 hours ago
Malaysia: 2 suspected “Sulu Rebel Army” members killed in Sabah
31/10/2014 - 06:36 15 hours ago
Libya: Soldier killed in suicide car bombing in Al Bayda
31/10/2014 - 06:34 15 hours ago
Greece: Greek police carry out raid to evict rebel monks in Thessaloniki
31/10/2014 - 06:07 15 hours ago
India: At least 7 NDFB-IKS fighters arrested in Nagaland and in Assam
31/10/2014 - 06:05 15 hours ago
Syria: IS messages urge young Western Muslims to come and join the fight in Syria
31/10/2014 - 05:36 16 hours ago
Colombia: FARC launch bomb attack against hydroelectric facility in Tolima
31/10/2014 - 05:26 16 hours ago
Yemen: Oil wells, electricity infrastructures targeted by distinct attacks in Marib, Sana’a
31/10/2014 - 05:25 16 hours ago
Syria: US-led coalition carries out air strikes targeting IS in Kobani
31/10/2014 - 05:05 16 hours ago
Mexico: 9 police officers arrested for murder of 3 US citizens in Tamaulipas
Palestinian territories
31/10/2014 - 04:55 16 hours ago
Israel/Palestinian territories: Clashes in the West Bank between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police
31/10/2014 - 04:44 16 hours ago
India: Shots against house of MP's personal assistant in Manipur
Washington and Ankara begin to overcome differences in the fight against the Islamic State
30/10/2014 - 01:27 yesterday
After weeks of waiting and uncertainty, approximately 150 Iraqi Peshmerga fighters bound for the Syrian city of Kobani were finally allow to enter Turkey early on Wednesday, October 29...
Terrorist organizations struggle to attract world media attention
29/10/2014 - 07:52 3 days ago
As Western governments tend to focus more and more of the risks associated with the “Islamic State“ (IS) terrorist group, several organizations linked to more traditional Al-Qaeda networks reiterated threats in recent weeks against the international transportation system...
Iguala’s protests indicated worrying exasperation amongst Mexican population
24/10/2014 - 02:44 1 weeks ago
On Friday October 24, Guerrero State governor Angel Aguirre announced his decision to step down, in order to create “a more favorable political climate to bring about the solution to the crisis.” Since the beginning of the week, thousands of Mexican citizens have staged protests across the state, to denounce the multiple and complex linkages between local politicians and drug cartels.
The shelling of a chemical plant marks the de-facto end of the cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine
23/10/2014 - 12:10 2 weeks ago
On Monday October 20, Russian media reported that a violent explosion had occurred at the Donetsk State Chemical Factory, causing damages over several kilometers but no reported casualties...
Clockwork orange jihad: the Islamic State comes to Canada
22/10/2014 - 03:18 2 weeks ago
While the facts have been largely ignored by European media, the “Clockwork Orange” style of jihad of the Islamic State made its debut in Canada at the beginning of the week. On Monday, a Canadian soldier was fatally wounded (and another one injured) after he has been hit by an known Islamist in his car. On Wednesday in the end of the morning, another serviceman was wounded when a man opened fire against the National War Memorial, in Ottawa. The man ran toward the Canadian Parliament which was closed. Nevertheless, witnesses say they heard “several gunshots” inside the building. It’s too early to assess the last event, but the first one is quite clear.
Djihad orange mécanique l’Etat Islamique débarque au Canada
22/10/2014 - 03:04 2 weeks ago
Les faits ont été largement ignorés par les médias européens, mais le djihad style « Orange Mécanique » de l’Etat Islamique a fait son entrée au Canada en ce début de semaine. Lundi, c’est soldat canadien qui a été mortellement blessé, tandis qu’un autre était grièvement blessé, par un islamiste connu des services de police les ayant percuté avec son véhicule. Ce mercredi, en fin de matinée, un autre militaire a été blessé après qu’un inconnu ait ouvert le feu à plusieurs reprises contre le National War Memorial d’Ottawa avant de prendre la fuite. Le parlement canadien, tout proche du mémorial a été fermé tandis que les forces de l’ordre se lançaient dans la chasse à l’homme. A l’heure où nous écrivons, aucun détail exploitable n’a été révélé sur le plus récent des deux attentats, mais on pejut déjà se livrer à une analyse du premier d’entre eux.
Regain de tensions entre les deux Corées sur fond de rumeurs au sujet de Kim Jong-un
21/10/2014 - 12:34 2 weeks ago
Lundi 19 octobre, le ministère sud-coréen de la Défense a indiqué que des échanges de tirs avaient éclaté la veille à l’intérieur de la zone démilitarisée intercoréenne (DMZ). Selon Séoul, une patrouille nord-coréenne aurait ouvert le feu sur des militaires sud-coréens qui leur enjoignait de s’éloigner de la ligne de démarcation.
Turkey’s prospects in face of IS’ advance on Kobani
13/10/2014 - 09:54 3 weeks ago
Day after day, the situation is becoming increasingly tense in eastern and south-eastern Turkey, in response to the events in Syria, as tens of thousands of Kurdish refugees fled the advance of the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group against the border city of Kobani.
Nouvelles craintes pour la sécurité maritime après le détournement d’un pétrolier vietnamien
09/10/2014 - 01:18 4 weeks ago
Jeudi 9 octobre, le département des affaires maritimes du ministère vietnamien des transports a annoncé que le pétrolier MT Sunrise 689 – porté disparu depuis son appareillage de Singapour le 2 octobre dernier – avait été relâché par des pirates dans la matinée.
Belgium shows commitment to combat terrorism during Sharia4Belgium trial
06/10/2014 - 11:12 4 weeks ago
As the trial of the banned Islamist group “Sharia4Belgium” began on Monday September 29, Belgian media focused their interest on Muslim radicalism and on the increasing risk of terrorist attacks across the country.
Aspects locaux et internationaux des menaces maoïstes/naxalites contre les Etats du sud de l’Inde
03/10/2014 - 09:44 4 weeks ago
Le ministère indien de l’Intérieur a averti cette semaine les Etats du Karnataka, du Kerala et du Tamil Nadu de l’existence d’un risque accru d’attaques maoïstes. Cette alerte résulte d’un long message dans lequel le « Comité central » du Parti communiste indien-Maoïstes (PCI-Maoïstes) fait état de l’ouverture d’un nouveau front de guérilla dans la zone qui sépare ces trois états, au niveau de l’extrémité méridionale de la chaine montagneuse des Ghats occidentaux (Sahyadri).
Philippines: Threats against German hostages raise the question of the changing nature of Abu Sayyaf Group
30/09/2014 - 01:15
On Monday September 29, German hostages Stefan Viktor Okonek and Herike Diesen – who are presumably held by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in an unknown location in Sulu Island since last April – launched a distress appeal to the German and Philippine governments in an interview with Zamboanga city’s community radio dxRZ. Stressing that their health condition was worsening, they called German authorities to do “all they can” to ensure their release, adding that they were “not sure how long [they] can suffer”. The authenticity of the message, which was broadcasted trough the private network “Radio Mindanao Network” (RMN), was later confirmed by local police sources.
Colombia commits to peace process despite continuing violence on the ground
26/09/2014 - 09:26
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) used the opportunity of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual meeting in New York to publish on Wednesday September 24 the provisional content of a proposed peace settlement. President Juan Manuel Santos, who will address the General Assembly on Thursday, explained that confidentiality was no longer necessary, as the peace talks were “advanced enough” to ensure the continuation of the process started in November 2012 in Cuba’s capital city of Havana.
The Zaidi advance ushers in a new period of uncertainty in Yemen
25/09/2014 - 09:42
Whilst the world’s attention was focused on the barbaric atrocities committed by the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, the rapid advance of the Zaidi “Houti” insurgency – also known as “Ansarullah” – towards Sanaa also plunged Yemen on the verge of a new civil war.
Nigeria: Boko Haram and the threat of a new “caliphate”
24/09/2014 - 03:01
While the United States are fighting, with an international coalition, the so-called Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group, is now directly threatening one of Nigeria’s main cities. This insurgency is holding territory after a series of victories against the Nigerian army and the proclamation, last month, of a “caliphate”. Despite the international outrage provoked by the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a school in April 2014 and the declaration of the state of emergency since May 2013 in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, the terrorist group continues to gain ground.
Islamic State: “the psychopaths speak to the psychopaths”
23/09/2014 - 04:53
During the Second World War, the BBC radio broadcasted every evening a program destined to occupied France audience and which started each time with the iconic formula “From London, The French speak to the French”. Well, the Islamic State innovated, on Monday 22nd September, by diffusing a threatening audio message to France (and in a broader sense to the West) which could be entitled “From Raqqah, the psychopaths speak to the psychopaths”.
Etat Islamique : « les psychopathes parlent aux psychopathes »
23/09/2014 - 03:02
Durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, la BBC diffusait chaque soir une émission destinée à la France occupée et qui commençait par une formule célèbre : « Ici Londres, Les Français parlent aux Français ! ». Eh bien l’Etat Islamique a innové, ce lundi 22 septembre en diffusant un message de menaces à l’égard de la France (et, plus généralement de l’Occident) qui pourrait s’intituler « Ici Raqqa, les psychopathes parlent aux psychopathes ».
Anti-IS coalition takes shapes despite huge number of uncertainties on the ground
19/09/2014 - 02:43
According to a statement issued by the press service of the Elysée Palace, French fighter jets carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State (IS – referred as “Daech”) positions in northern Iraq, early in the morning on Friday September 19. French media sources later reported that the operation was conducted by at least two Rafale aircrafts stationed in the Al Dhafra Air Base, near Abu Dhabi.
“Operation Appleby” highlights looming terrorist threat in line with Islamic State’s progression in Iraq
18/09/2014 - 03:42
On Thursday September the 18th, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that police had detained 15 suspected members of a support network of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, in a major counterterrorism operation carried out early in the morning in Sydney and Brisbane...
Nigeria: Investigating the emerging trend of female suicide bombers in Kano
18/08/2014 - 10:36
Vietnam - China: The standoff continues
16/07/2014 - 02:14
Early on May China has started oil explorations off the Vietnamese coast near the contested Paracel Islands, in the South China Sea. The oil platforms moved in the area have triggered anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam and raised concerned among regional countries over China’s intentions...
Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis: the Sinai-based group that “introduces” itself into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
01/07/2014 - 06:05
While the Israeli government accuses Hamas of being directly responsible for the recent murder of three teens, in the West Bank, the Sinai-based group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the triple murder (...°.
ANSAR BAIT AL-MAQDIS : Le groupe égyptien qui « s’invite » dans le conflit israélo-palestinien
01/07/2014 - 04:04
Alors que le gouvernement israélien accuse le Hamas d’être directement responsable de l’assassinat de trois adolescents, en Cisjordanie, le groupe égyptien Ansar Bait al-Maqdis a revendiqué le triple meurtre ce mardi. Dans le même communiqué, l’organisation revendique des tirs de roquette contre Israël depuis la Bande de Gaza et prête allégeance au « Calife » Abou Bakr al-Baghdadi...
Nigeria: Under the fire of Boko Haram
13/06/2014 - 01:31
More than 10.000 people have been killed since Boko Haram started its campaign to establish an Islamic state in Nigeria in 2002. In the most recent attack, about 200 people were reported killed, when Boko Haram gunmen stormed the villages of Goshe, Attagara, Agapalwa and Aganjara in Borno state on June 3. This latest attack brings the 2014 death toll at around 2.000 deaths...
Russia / Ukraine: Crimea as a new hotbed of radical Islam in post-Soviet space
22/05/2014 - 12:28
In a video that was recently posted on Youtube and on Russian jihadist websites emir of Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA), Batallion of foreign fighters in Syria, Salahuddin Shishani, and his naib Abdul-Kerim Krimsky (Crimean) addressed to Muslims...
The Geopolitics of Military Spending
02/05/2014 - 09:49
In April 2014, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its latest bulleting on Trends in World Military Expenditure – 2013. The bulletin shows that global military spending has been decreasing for the second year in a row.
Will the Crimean crisis reinvigorate transatlantic security?
09/04/2014 - 09:55
Since the end of the Cold War the two sides of the Atlantic have been gone through an identity crisis, similar to that experienced by NATO...
The Kunming attack and the rise of terrorism in China
11/03/2014 - 03:46
On Saturday, March 1, a group of knives-armed assailants attacked civilians at the Kunming train station, Yunnan province, killing 29 people and wounding more than 140. Some of the attackers were killed during the action, while others were arrested in the days after. Although Chinese authorities have blamed Uighur separatists, given the fact that a flag similar – although not exactly alike – to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement’s (ETIM) was found at the scene, no group has officially claimed responsibility for the attack...
Ukraine: Copy and Paste, same old story and reality denial
28/02/2014 - 09:21
The Ukrainian Revolution (with a capital “R”) ousted the dictator. The infamous Yanukovych has fallen.
Ukraine : copier/coller, vieilles rengaines et ignorance des réalités
26/02/2014 - 11:05
La Révolution (avec un « R » majuscule) ukrainienne a eu raison du dictateur. L’infâme Ianoukovytch est tombé (...)
Ukraine: On the verge of civil war
21/02/2014 - 01:31
Thursday, February 20, 2014, will certainly be remembered as one the bloodiest day in Ukraine’s most recent history. The final death toll of this week’s clashes between protesters and governmental forces is still uncertain, although early estimates refer that more than 100 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded...
China: The securitization of the Uyghur issue and its geopolitical implications
12/02/2014 - 09:41
The Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) remains one of the most troublesome provinces in China. Officially established on October 1, 1955, the XUAR has a history of separatism lead by the Uyghur minority, who managed to establish the “East Turkistan Republic” in two successful occasions in 1933-34 and 1944-49...
Sochi: high threats but low risk
06/02/2014 - 01:35
The security paradox of Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is obvious to any observer of the Russian scene and to every security analysts: the threat level is very high...
Sotchi : menaces élevées mais risques faibles
06/02/2014 - 11:37
Le paradoxe sécuritaire des Jeux olympiques d’hiver à Sotchi est évident pour tout observateur de la scène russe et pour tout analyste de la sécurité : le niveau des menaces est très élevé ...
Ukraine: The rise of ultra-nationalist movements
27/01/2014 - 05:00
After a period of relative quietness, the upraising in Ukraine has registered a new wave of violence with at least five people killed and hundreds injured over the last couple of weeks. The new clashes were triggered by the government’s decision on January 17th to put new restrictions on protests till March 8th. Since then, the confrontation between governmental forces and the oppositions has become more intense...
Russia: Unconfirmed reports about the death of Doku Umarov several weeks ahead of Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
17/01/2014 - 03:32
A video, posted on Youtube and on numerous jihadist websites on Thursday, triggered a wave of rumors about alleged death of the leader of Imarat Kavkaz, Doku Umarov aka Emir Abu Usman.
Egypt: Toward a New Constitution?
15/01/2014 - 03:34
In a climate of tensions, Egypt opened polling stations on Tuesday to vote on a key referendum on a new constitution. The interior ministry deployed more than 200.000 policemen, 150 security units and 200 combat groups to secure the station from violence....
Libya and the security of energy infrastructures
07/01/2014 - 01:08
2013 was not a remarkable year for Libya’s energy sector. Indeed, it was quite the opposite. Libya’s energy infrastructures have been targeted since the beginning of last year by a heterogeneous group of actors including: rebels, ethnic minorities, employees and guards—each bringing different demands to the already unstable government lead by Ali Zeidan...
ESISC Presidential Election Mission in Azerbaijan
16/12/2013 - 12:48
ESISC has conducted an independent observation mission in Azerbaijan for October 9 Presidential elections.
South Africa after Mandela
11/12/2013 - 02:35
More than 91 world leaders gathered in Johannesburg for the farewell to former South African President Nelson Mandela, in a celebration easily comparable to those of Pope John Paul II and JFK. With South Africa now gathering world’s media attention for the loss of one of its most prominent political figure of the XX century, a question may arise: how will South Africa be looking like in the post-Mandela era? [...]
Ukraine: caught between a rock and a hard place
04/12/2013 - 11:30
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have been taking the streets since November 21st, when President Viktor Yanukovych took the decision of not signing an association agreement with the European Union (EU) that would have enhanced cooperation between Kiev and Brussels. In an atmosphere of growing tension, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov stated that the situation is serious and the protests have «all the signs of a coup»...
Iran: The reactions to the interim nuclear agreement
27/11/2013 - 09:53
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, the 5+1 negotiator group (the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) reached an interim nuclear agreement with Iran. [...]
Libya: “Cyrenaican Political Bureau” announces regional oil company
20/11/2013 - 01:43
On Sunday, November 10, 2013, the Prime Minister of the self-declared Cyrenaican autonomous government, Abd-Rabbo al-Barassi, announced the creation of the Libyan Oil and Gas Corporation.
Syria: Free Syrian Army set conditions to participate in Geneva II peace talks
15/11/2013 - 11:28
On Monday, November 11th, 2013, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) set its conditions to participate to the Geneva II Middle East Peace Conference (hereinafter Geneva II), which is expected to take place by the end of the year. With all parties now declaring their willingness to take part to the Conference, several issues have still to be solved by sherpas before its beginning. [...]
The Morsi Trial: a Geopolitical Perspective
07/11/2013 - 02:31
On Monday, November 4, 2013, Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi rejected the authority of the court due to try him and 14 other officials for their alleged involvement in the death of protesters demonstrating outside Cairo’s presidential palace last December.[...]
Washington and Islamabad to restart the strategic dialogue
23/10/2013 - 07:40
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the US President Barack Obama will meet with the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review bilateral relations between their two countries. Several issues are expected to be addressed during the important meeting, which should mark a new beginning after years of strained relations. [...]
Press Statement – ESISC Presidential Election Observation Mission in Azerbaijan
10/10/2013 - 10:53
As announced earlier, ESISC conducted an independent observation mission in Azerbaijan for October 9 Presidential elections. [...]
Remarks on the second interim report of the OSCE/ODIHR
05/10/2013 - 09:03
The European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center continues today its analysis of the political situation in Azerbaijan at the eve of the Presidential elections of October 9 (...)
Remarks on the first interim report of the OSCE/ODIHR
23/09/2013 - 08:51
In recent years the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC) follows with great attention the political situation in the Republic of Azerbaijan. In many aspects, the present and the future of the country is of great interest for the political and economic actors of the Western countries.
The Republic of Azerbaijan: A model of good governance
09/09/2013 - 01:31
On October 9 2013, 4,9 millions of Azeri voters will go to the polls to elect their president and determine the future direction of their old but relatively recent independent nation.
China: Xinjiang’s violence, sub-state separatism or global terrorism?
03/09/2013 - 08:18
In the last few years, and particularly since the July 2009 deadly riots in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, the case of Uyghurs’ separatism and their Islamic radicalisation has gained considerable attention among political observers worldwide. [...]
Mohamed Alhoumekani is in danger, the European Union must demand his release
26/08/2013 - 03:10
We were shocked to learn on Sunday, August 25 the arrest in Yemen on Saturday, August 24 of Mohammed Saleh Alhoumekani Belgian citizen of Djiboutian origin (...)
Mohamed Alhoumekani est en danger de mort, l'Union européenne doit exiger sa libération
26/08/2013 - 01:28
Nous avons appris avec émotion, dans la nuit de dimanche 25 août à lundi 26 août, l’arrestation, samedi 24 août au Yémen, de Mohamed Saleh Alhoumekani, citoyen belge d’origine djiboutienne (...)
What is the real threat posed by "Jihadist hackers"?
06/08/2013 - 03:25
Latest reports on cyber incidents highlight the increasing prevalence of what we can call “Jihadist hacking”, meaning that states will need to “rearm” themselves and make determinant choices in the face of this slowly but surely growing cyber threat.
Belgium/Syria: New reports confirm increasing involvement of Belgian jihadists in Syria
01/07/2013 - 03:19
On June 27, the judge for the Spanish National Court, issued an arrest warrant against Ismail Abdelatif Al Lal, 38, in connection to the investigation of Jihadist recruiting network operating in Ceuta and Morocco dismantled last June 21.
London-Boston: Neo-Jihadists: a broad and long lasting threat
24/05/2013 - 02:09
A homemade bomb in Boston, a murder of unprecedented savagery in the streets of London: the "neo-jihadist" threat is rising (...)
Londres, Boston : les « néo-djihadistes » sont là : la menace est de grande ampleur et sera durable
24/05/2013 - 10:46
Une bombe artisanale à Boston, un meurtre d’une sauvagerie inouïe dans les rues de Londres : la menace « néo-djihadiste » s’installe (...)
United Kingdom: Knife attack against a soldier in South London highlights the threat of home-grown terrorism
23/05/2013 - 12:37
On Wednesday afternoon in John Wilson Street, in Woolwich, South London, a British soldier, whose identity has not been disclosed yet and aged around 20, was hacked to death by two black men shouting Islamist slogans. (...)
Terrorisme en Belgique : les convertis sont plus dangereux et plus nombreux (La Capitale)
15/05/2013 - 11:13
Al Shabaab on Twitter. The use of internet by Jihadist organizations
29/04/2013 - 10:47
At the beginning of February Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab insurgents have returned to Twitter with a new account, after they were suspended because using twitter to post a photographs of a French they had killed. [...]
The Tsarnaev brothers seen through the social media and the Islamists websites: welcome in a paranoid (and anti-Western) world
23/04/2013 - 05:48
Since the identification of the Tsarnaev Brothers as the main (and probably the only) responsibles for the attacks in Boston, thousands of messages of support flourished on the social networks as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.
"Новые угрозы приходят не вместо прежних, а вместе с ними" (
23/04/2013 - 11:42
Moniquet : "On vit sous la menace d'un attentat" (La Dernière heure)
21/04/2013 - 12:02
Boston attacks [update] state of the play at 01:30 pm GMT and first profiles of the two suspects
19/04/2013 - 01:59
It is confirmed that the incidents in MTI and Watertown, last night and early this morning were all linked to Monday’s terrorist attacks.
Boston attacks and MIT incident updates
19/04/2013 - 08:39
Here is the last “state of the play” of the Boston attack investigation and the MIT Incident.
Terreur met spijkers en een kookpot (Nieuwsblad)
17/04/2013 - 11:38
Boston: "le but de ces explosions, frapper le plus de monde possible" (BFMTV)
16/04/2013 - 11:33
What we know on Boston attacks: a first assessment
16/04/2013 - 07:41
Around 02:50 PM (06:50 PM GMT), Monday, a loud explosion was heard on the north side of Boylon street, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
A new document showing the internal tensions of Al Qaeda
15/04/2013 - 04:25
ESISC discovered several days ago a new document highlighting the profound discontent that shakes al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden (...)
Un nouveau document illustre les tensions internes d'al-Qaïda
15/04/2013 - 11:51
L’ESISC a découvert ces derniers jours un nouveau document mettant en lumière le profond malaise qui secoue al-Qaïda depuis la mort d’Oussama Ben Laden (...)
Italy: Sicilian Cosa Nostra's interests in "Green Economy" and its low-profile strategy
10/04/2013 - 02:37
Cosa Nostra still has the feasibility and capacity to adapt to unfavorable circumstances, to reorganize itself to maintain a low profile and to infiltrate the economy through a “grey area” of white collars and entrepreneurs and a consolidated control of the territory.(...)
Central African Republic: The Seleka rebels take control of a country rich of mineral resources and foreign interests
04/04/2013 - 12:21
The fragile peace agreement reached between the rebels of the Seleka coalition and President Francois Bozize totally collapsed in the past two weeks.[...]
Claude Moniquet : "Il existe une réelle menace terroriste en Belgique" (Le Peuple)
30/03/2013 - 12:49
Dans les pas d’Hakim Benladghem (La Libre Belgique)
29/03/2013 - 12:54
Hakim Benladghem: solitary Jihadist or member of a multinational Network
28/03/2013 - 01:45
On Tuesday, March 26, at 14:30, a violent incident occurred on the A8 motorway (Brussels-Tournai-Lille) between an individual driving a Nissan 4x4 vehicle (...)
Hakim Benladghem : djihadiste solitaire ou membre d'un réseau multinational ?
28/03/2013 - 06:15
Mardi 26 mars, vers 14h30, un incident violent opposait, sur l’autoroute A8 (Lille-Tournai-Bruxelles) un individu au volant d’un véhicule 4x4 de marque Nissan (...)
Anti-money laundering operation proves links between Italian ‘Ndrangheta and IRA
07/03/2013 - 03:59
On Tuesday Italian finance police (Guardia di Finanza) arrested 20 suspected affiliates to ‘Ndrangheta, the powerful Calabrian mafia, in an anti-Mafia police operation called “Metropolis(...)
Pakistan: The challenges posed by bomb attacks against Shiites
05/03/2013 - 04:51
Pakistan has been facing a series of attacks against Shiites which threaten to spark sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites on the eve of the general elections (...)
Boko Haram and The risk of terrorism in northern Cameroon
01/03/2013 - 03:12
The kidnapping of the Moulin-Fournier family by men claiming to be Boko Haram members has highlighted the growing threat by the Islamist sect for security in West Africa(...)
Boko Haram et le risque terroriste au Nord-Cameroun
01/03/2013 - 02:17
L’enlèvement de la famille Moulin-Fournier par des hommes se réclamant de Boko Haram a mis en lumière la menace croissante représentée par la secte islamiste pour la sécurité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest(...)
Cameroon: The kidnapping of a french family shows amplification of the terrorist threath in West Africa
26/02/2013 - 10:12
On Tuesday, February 19, the kidnapping of a French family in Dadanga, in northern Cameroon, raises the specter of a destabilization of the entire West Africa (...)
Cameroun : L'enlèvement d'une famille française révèle l'amplification de la menace terroriste en Afrique de l'Ouest
26/02/2013 - 10:07
Mardi 19 février, l’enlèvement d’une famille française à Dadanga, au nord du Cameroun, a fait surgir le spectre d’une déstabilisation de l’ensemble de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (...)
Hezbollah must be designated "terrorist organisation" by the European Union
06/02/2013 - 06:24
The Bulgarian authorities announced on Tuesday, Feb. 5 that Hezbollah had "financed" the bombing on July 18, 2012 in Burgas (...)
Le Hezbollah doit être désigné "organisation terroriste" par l'Union européenne
06/02/2013 - 03:28
Les autorités bulgares ont annoncé ce mardi 5 février que le Hezbollah avait « financé » l’attentat commis le 18 juillet 2012 à Burgas (...)
Gilgit-Baltistan: Essential link of the Pakistan-China strategic axis
06/02/2013 - 09:55
Paper presented on occasion of an expert meeting hosted by ESISC and MEP Jürgen Creutzmann in the European Parliament on January 30, 2013.
Despite probe into Burgas bombing, E.U. leaders noncommittal on Hezbollah designation (JTA)
05/02/2013 - 02:27
Fall of northern cities opens challenging new phase in Malian conflict
04/02/2013 - 10:13
The French-led military offensive in northern Mali has gained significant momentum in recent days as the cities of Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal fell without much opposition(...)
Kazakhstan: Authorities recognize growing threat of domestic terrorism
30/01/2013 - 12:59
Over the last couple of months Kazakh authorities introduced series of measures targeting to modify counter-terrorism policy and to prevent the development of religious extremism across the country(...)
Egypt: Two separate protests challenge president Morsi's leadership
29/01/2013 - 03:20
Egyptian President Morsi is currently facing one of the worst challenges to his leadership since he has been elected last year (...)
North-East Asia: Nationalist rhetoric submitted to a reality check
25/01/2013 - 06:19
After a series of naval incidents at the end of last year, the beginning of 2013 was marked by a new peak in tensions between China and Japan(...)
Asie du Nord-est : le discours nationaliste à l’épreuve des faits
25/01/2013 - 06:14
Après l’accumulation d’incidents navals à la fin de l’année dernière, ce début d’année 2013 a été marqué par de nouveaux pics de tensions entre la Chine et le Japon(...)
On a "scandal" which is not one
24/01/2013 - 02:06
Social networks have made a "buzz", the media feasted and the usual pacifist who would like one to face absolute evil (...)
Sur un « scandale » qui n’en est pas un
24/01/2013 - 11:41
Les réseaux sociaux en ont fait un « buzz », les médias leurs choux gras et les habituels pacifistes qui voudraient que l’on affronte le mal absolu (...)
La Cosa Nostra continuing presence in waste-disposal business industry in New York City
23/01/2013 - 09:21
FBI considers the Italian Mafia, also known as La Cosa Nostra (LCN) in the United States, “the foremost organized criminal threat to American society”(...)
The Obama administration's reshuffle and centre of gravity in foreign policy
21/01/2013 - 11:13
President Barack Obama’s second term in office, which will officially begin on 21 January 2013, offers him the unprecedented opportunity to reshuffle his team in charge of foreign policy and national security.
Remaniement et centre de gravité de l'administration en politique étrangère
20/01/2013 - 11:00
Le second mandat du président Barack Obama, qui a officiellement débuté le 20 janvier 2013, lui offre une occasion sans précédent de remanier son équipe en charge de la politique étrangère et de sécurité nationale.
Update on the situation in In Amenas
18/01/2013 - 04:45
Friday, January 18th at 13:00 GMT, the utmost confusion still reigns over the drama that has been unfolding since Wednesday in Amenas, in the south of Algeria.
"Une telle attaque reste un exploit" (La Libre Belgique)
18/01/2013 - 02:29
Le point sur la situation a In Amenas
18/01/2013 - 01:25
Vendredi 18 janvier à 13h00 GMT, la plus extrême confusion régnait encore sur le drame qui se déroule depuis mercredi à In Amenas, dans le sud de l’Algérie. [...]
The Armenian Job
17/01/2013 - 01:44
The role of the Armenian lobby in the pattern of enmity in South Caucasus.
The Armenian-Iran Relationship
16/01/2013 - 11:00
Strategic implication for security in the South Caucasus Region.
Mali: Update on Operation "Serval"
16/01/2013 - 03:43
On the sixth day of Operation Serval, the French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian announced that ground troops were marching towards the town of Diabali (...)
Mali : Point de situation sur l'opération Serval
16/01/2013 - 03:39
Au sixième jour de l’opération Serval, le ministre français de la défense Jean-Yves Le Drian a annoncé qu’une colonne de blindés avait pris la direction de la ville de Diabali (...)
Syria: The speech of a cornered President
09/01/2013 - 04:13
On Sunday, January 6th, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke for the first time on television for more than seven months(...)
Syrie: Le discours d'un président acculé
09/01/2013 - 04:08
Dimanche 6 janvier, le président syrien Bachar el-Assad s’est exprimé pour la première fois à la télévision depuis plus de sept mois(...)
Usury: The Bank system of Camorra
20/12/2012 - 01:36
The economic crisis and the consequent difficulty for entrepreneurs not having access to bank credit has been a precious asset for the various Italian mafias (...)
Egypt: The Army between military future and political destiny
13/12/2012 - 09:48
The Arab and Western media quickly relayed a statement issued by the Egyptian army on its Facebook page (...)
Egypte : L'armée entre avenir militaire et destin politique
13/12/2012 - 09:45
Les médias arabes et occidentaux ont relayé très rapidement un communiqué publié par l’armée égyptienne sur son site Facebook (...)
International disputes eroding prospect for military intervention in Northern Mali
06/12/2012 - 05:13
On Tuesday, December 4, emissaries from various belligerents involved in the Mali conflict met in Ouagadougou (...)
Les désaccords internationaux hypothèquent l'intervention militaire au Nord-Mali
06/12/2012 - 05:10
Mardi 4 décembre, des émissaires de différentes parties qui participent au conflit malien se sont réunis à Ouagadougou (...)
UN vote on Palestine: Mahmoud Abbas' Victory or springboard for Hamas?
03/12/2012 - 10:32
By 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions, the United Nations General Assembly has granted Observer status to Palestine (...)
Vote de l'ONU sur la Palestine : Victoire de Mahmoud Abbas ou tremplin pour le Hamas ?
03/12/2012 - 10:29
Par 138 voix pour, 9 contre et 41 abstentions, l’assemblée générale des Nations Unies a accordé le statut d’Etat observateur à la Palestine (...)
Precarious cease-fire in Gaza
23/11/2012 - 12:57
Calm reigns in Gaza since the entry into force of a cease-fire on the evening of November 21 (...)
Cessez-le-feu précaire à Gaza
23/11/2012 - 11:49
Le calme règne à Gaza depuis l’entrée en vigueur d’un cessez-le-feu dans la soirée du 21 novembre (...)
The underside of a new crisis in Gaza
16/11/2012 - 11:08
The resumption of intensive shelling of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel has caused the most serious escalation of violence (...)
Les dessous d'une nouvelle crise à Gaza
16/11/2012 - 10:36
La reprise de tirs intensifs de roquettes et d'obus de mortier vers le sud d'Israël a provoqué la plus grave escalade de la violence (...)
Risk of a new war in the Golan
14/11/2012 - 04:40
On Monday, November 12, an Israeli tank destroyed a Syrian mobile artillery unit in response to the fall of several mortar shells on the Golan Heights (...)
Risque d'une nouvelle guerre pour le Golan
14/11/2012 - 04:35
Lundi 12 novembre, un tank israélien a détruit une pièce d’artillerie mobile syrienne en riposte à la chute de plusieurs obus de mortier sur le plateau du Golan (...)
The impact of the new international sanctions on Iran
02/11/2012 - 02:08
The Syrian blood-bath and the critical danger of overflow of the crisis to the Middle East(...)
L'impact des nouvelles sanctions internationales sur l'Iran
02/11/2012 - 02:03
Le bain de sang syrien et le danger critique de débordement de la crise à l’ensemble du Proche-Orient (...)
Lebanon threatens to sink back into violence
24/10/2012 - 10:49
Lebanon is slipping back into turmoil since the bloody attack perpetrated in downtown Beirut on Friday, October 19 (...)
Le Liban menacé de sombrer à nouveau dans la violence
24/10/2012 - 10:13
Le Liban est plongé dans la tourmente depuis l’attentat sanglant perpétré au centre de Beyrouth le vendredi 19 octobre (...)
How French influence is receding: The media battle against Google
19/10/2012 - 07:13
If we assume that one of the vectors of a country’s influence is language and culture, then France may well see what remains of its influence recede further (...)
Comment l'influence française recule: La bataille des medias contre Google
19/10/2012 - 10:05
Si l’un des vecteurs d’influence d’un pays est la langue et la culture, alors la France risque bien de voir encore reculer ce qui lui reste d’influence.
American presidential elections 2012: What would a second term in office of president Obama mean for foreign policy?
19/10/2012 - 09:31
In American politics, a president’s second term is generally perceived as offering an opportunity to assert oneself in the domain of foreign policy and, thereby, to make one’s mark on history.
Presidentielle americaine 2012: Quelles perspectives pour un second mandat du president Obama en matiere de politique etrangere?
19/10/2012 - 09:30
En politique américaine, le second mandat présidentiel est généralement perçu comme offrant à son titulaire une opportunité de s’affirmer dans le domaine de la politique étrangère et, par ce biais, d’entrer dans l’histoire. (...)
Toward an external intervention in Northern Mali
10/10/2012 - 05:10
The deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Northern Mali has been raised dramatically during the general debate (...)
‘Nu wordt Sharia4Belgium pas echt gevaarlijk’ (Nieuwsblad)
09/10/2012 - 11:18
Islamisme radical en France : "l'affaire Merah a fait sauter un verrou" (France 24)
08/10/2012 - 01:31
France : le nouveau visage du jihadisme (RFI)
08/10/2012 - 01:25
Crisis worsens in East Congo
08/10/2012 - 10:38
On Monday October 1st, Tutsi rebels from the March 23 movement (M23) threatened to march on the city of Goma (...)
La menace terroriste est plus que jamais présente en France (et en Europe) (
07/10/2012 - 11:12
‘Neo-jihadism’ in France: lessons from an anti-terrorist operation
07/10/2012 - 07:22
Early Saturday (10.06) morning, the “Sous Direction Anti-Terroriste” (SDAT, the French anti-terrorist unit) of the judicial police (...)
Le « neo-djihadisme » en France : leçons d’une opération antiterroriste
06/10/2012 - 01:49
Tôt ce matin, la Sous Direction Anti-terroriste (SDAT) de la police judiciaire et la Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur (...)
Israel-Iran, a war in the making
04/10/2012 - 03:58
Following several weeks of rising tension between Israel and Iran, feelings are running high. Jerusalem is threatening to deliver (...)
Israël-Iran, une guerre attendue
04/10/2012 - 03:54
Depuis quelques semaines, la tension entre Israël et l’Iran est à son comble. Jérusalem agite la menace d’une frappe préventive (...)
Diplomatic prospects after United Nations General Assembly's annual debate
03/10/2012 - 12:37
The General Debate of the United Nations’ General Assembly 67th session has taken place in New York from Tuesday September 25 to Monday October 1.
Bloody day in Pakistan in the name of love for the Prophet
01/10/2012 - 06:53
The excerpt of the film “Innocence of Muslims” that was broadcasted on Youtube at the beginning of September provoked an outburst (...)
Journée sanglante au nom de l'amour du prophète au Pakistan
30/09/2012 - 10:00
La diffusion d’extraits du film « L’innocence des musulmans » sur Youtube au début du mois de septembre (...)
Menaces pour la paix mondiale en mer de Chine
28/09/2012 - 05:03
La mer de Chine orientale connait un pic de tensions géopolitiques spectaculaire depuis le début du mois de septembre (...)
Le Kazakhstan est à son tour la cible des islamistes (La Libre Belgique)
28/09/2012 - 11:03
Threats to world peace in the East China Sea
27/09/2012 - 08:51
The East China Sea has witnessed a spectacular crescendo of geopolitical tensions since the beginning of the month of September (...)
Foire musulmane, sources d'inquiétudes ? (La Libre Belgique)
26/09/2012 - 10:31
How did America react to the attack in Benghazi?
26/09/2012 - 08:29
The dissemination on Youtube of extracts of the Arab language version of the polemical film “Innocence of Muslims” set off (...)
Quelles réactions américaines après l'attaque de Benghazi ?
26/09/2012 - 08:26
La diffusion sur Youtube d’extraits traduits en arabe du film polémique « Innocence of Muslims » a provoqué une flambée (...)
22/09/2012 - 10:00
Large-scale international deployment of military forces off Iran
21/09/2012 - 02:40
The largest naval exercise ever organized in the Middle East began on Monday September 17 in the Gulf of Aden and the Sea of Oman (...)
Déploiement international d’envergure au large de l’Iran
21/09/2012 - 02:34
Le plus grand exercice naval jamais organisé au Moyen-Orient a débuté le lundi 16 septembre dans les eaux du golfe d’Aden (...)
The “islamophobic” film crisis: a textbook-case of the clash of civilizations
21/09/2012 - 02:25
If you read the wire services dispatches or flip back and forth between 24 hours television news channels, these days (...)
Film “islamophobe”, caricatures du prophète : un cas d'école du choc des civilisations
21/09/2012 - 02:21
A lire les dépêches d’agences ou à zapper entre les chaînes d’information continue, on ressent, ces jours-ci (...)
Did French Alps murder victim's secret work on space satellite contract make him prime assassination target? (Mail Online)
08/09/2012 - 10:17
‘Islamist terrorism is the biggest threat in Europe’ (RT)
30/08/2012 - 12:03
Tunis à l'heure salafiste (Valeurs actuelles)
09/08/2012 - 11:09
06/08/2012 - 02:10
Careers / Internships
28/06/2012 - 12:45
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American presidential elections 2012: Mitt Romney’s foreign policy
25/06/2012 - 10:44
Following the recent withdrawals from the Republican primaries of Messrs Gingrich and Paul, as well as his victory in Texas (...)
Présidentielle américaine 2012: la politique étrangère de Mitt Romney
25/06/2012 - 10:35
Avec les récents retraits de MM. Gingrich et Paul de la primaire républicaine ainsi que sa victoire dans le Texas (...)
Printemps arabe, printemps pourri
01/06/2012 - 01:15
Claude Moniquet. Editions Encre d'Orient, 2012
Urban violence: status report
02/05/2012 - 12:57
In 1950, 30% of the world’s total population lived in cities. Now more than half of the population resides in urban areas (...)
Violence urbaine : un état des lieux
02/05/2012 - 12:52
En 1950, 30% de l’ensemble de la population mondiale vivait en ville. Aujourd’hui plus de la moitié de la population réside (...)
Serbia - Kosovo: a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel?
03/04/2012 - 11:36
Finally! On 24 February 2012, Serbia and Kosovo succeeded in reaching their first overall agreement (...)
Serbie - Kosovo : une lueur au bout du tunnel ?
03/04/2012 - 11:30
Enfin ! La Serbie et le Kosovo sont parvenus, le 24 février 2012, au premier accord global (...)
Faut-il craindre Sharia4Belgium ? (La Libre Belgique)
30/03/2012 - 11:32
The American Presidential campaign, 2012: the Republicans and foreign policy
26/03/2012 - 12:47
Though they are rarely decisive, questions relating to foreign policy and national security remain an essential element (...)
Présidentielle américaine 2012 : les Républicains et la politique étrangère
26/03/2012 - 12:43
Si elles sont rarement décisives, les questions relatives à la politique étrangère et à la sécurité nationale (...)
Terrorisme : « Il y a quelques dizaines de personnes dangereuses en Belgique » (Le Soir)
23/03/2012 - 01:15
Toulouse: «Individual terrorist» arrives in France
21/03/2012 - 01:52
The prime suspect in the killings in Toulouse and Montauban is a young self-declared “salafi” French Muslim (...)
Toulouse : le «Djihad individuel» debarque en France
21/03/2012 - 01:47
Le principal suspect dans les tueries de Toulouse et Montauban est donc un jeune Français musulman se réclamant du « salafisme » (...)
Bosnia-Herzegovina : the new government put to the test
13/03/2012 - 01:15
A plume of white smoke was spotted in Sarajevo on 28 December 2011: an agreement was finally reached between the two entities (...)
Bosnie-Herzegovine : le nouveau gouvernement au pied du mur
13/03/2012 - 12:50
La fumée blanche est donc apparue le 28 décembre 2011 à Sarajevo : un accord était enfin trouvé entre les deux entités (...)
Gender equality in the Palestinian territories: a sine qua non condition to peace
08/03/2012 - 12:46
“We stress the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peacebuilding (...)
Asia-Pacific: The next decades’ theater of power confrontation
20/02/2012 - 12:50
On January 5, the United States (U.S.) unveiled their new defense strategy[i]. The new document is aimed are resetting (...)
Au sujet de l’université « libre » de Bruxelles et de l’islamo-fascisme qui veut s’y imposer
09/02/2012 - 10:55
Mardi 7 février, l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) a été le théâtre d’un « incident » (...)
About the « Free » University of Bussels and the Islamofascism which wants to prevail
09/02/2012 - 10:00
On Tuesday February 7, the Free University of Brussels (ULB) was the scene of an “incident” (...)
Do not play the Sorcerer's apprentice in Syria!
02/02/2012 - 11:32
For almost a year, the increasingly extreme opposition between the Syrian regime and the Syrian National Council (SNC) (...)
Ne jouons pas les apprentis-sorciers en Syrie !
02/02/2012 - 11:30
Depuis un an, la montée aux extrêmes qui oppose le régime syrien, d’une part et le Conseil National Syrien (CNS), d’autre part (...)
Inter-institutional and budgetary interactions between the European free trade association and the European Union – a synopsis
31/01/2012 - 01:20
This document offers an easily-accessible synopsis on the interactions between EFTA institutions and the European Union (...)
The Haqqani network: assessment of a multipolar strategy
17/10/2011 - 11:53
In recent weeks the United States (U.S.) and Pakistan relations have reached another low point since the operation (...)
La CIA se militarise mais risque d'y perdre son âme (AFP)
30/09/2011 - 10:24
Astana recognizes reality of domestic threat
28/09/2011 - 08:19
Kazakh authorities stated on Friday September 2 they had killed a Jihadi terrorist and arrested 18 others (...)
Italy: Drug trafficking situation and trends
13/09/2011 - 08:24
In August 2010, ESISC published a briefing on the BALKAN DRUG ROUTES, focusing on the role of Balkan countries (...)
Guerre secrète : services secrets, diplomatie parallèle et opérations spéciales dans la guerre contre le terrorisme depuis le 11 septembre 2011
11/09/2011 - 02:10
Claude MONIQUET. Editions Encre d'Orient, 2011
Après-11 septembre - Claude Moniquet : "Au lieu de se simplifier, la situation s'est complexifiée" (Le Point)
11/09/2011 - 11:20
United States: change in the role of the CIA and of the Pentagon in the fight against terrorism
11/09/2011 - 10:14
On 30 June, Leon Panetta left his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to become Secretary of Defense (...)
Etats-Unis : évolution du rôle de la CIA et du pentagone dans la lutte contre le terrorisme
11/09/2011 - 09:43
Le 30 juin dernier, Leon Panetta quittait la direction de la Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) pour devenir secrétaire à la Défense (...)
"Allume la télé, c'est la guerre" (La Libre Belgique)
10/09/2011 - 11:28
PKK terrorist organisation: tactics, strategy and the future
06/09/2011 - 08:28
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist organisation is one of the most outspoken terrorist groups present in Turkey (...)
Nigerian Pirates main suspects behind upsurge of piracy in Gulf of Guinea
04/08/2011 - 08:31
Following the recent surge in pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa and in the Gulf of Guinea (...)
Temen en Europa a 'lobos solitarios' (Reforma)
26/07/2011 - 11:04
L’Amérique centrale face a l'insécurité : une coopération régionale élargie
25/07/2011 - 09:31
Les 22 et 23 juin derniers, la ville de Guatemala a accueilli la Première Conférence de Soutien à la Stratégie de Sécurité (...)
Central America confronting insecurity: expanded regional cooperation
24/07/2011 - 10:00
On 22 and 23 June, Guatemala City hosted the First Conference of Support for the Security Strategy of Central America (...)
The impact of the Arab Spring on Israel's security
11/07/2011 - 08:43
Since the beginning of the uprising in the Arab World, Israel, the “sole democracy in the Middle East” has been rather cold (...)
The Syrian crisis: the moment of truth for Bashar el-Assad and for the opposition
27/06/2011 - 12:34
Over the past few years, Syrian President Bashar el-Assad tried to reposition Syria on the international stage (...)
La crise syrienne : l’heure de vérité pour Bachar el-Assad et pour l’opposition
27/06/2011 - 12:28
Ces dernières années, le président syrien, Bachar el-Assad, avait tenté de repositionner la Syrie sur la scène internationale (...)
L'Iran : un Etat terroriste ?
01/06/2011 - 09:18
Claude MONIQUET. Editions de Passy, 2011
Kosovo: the Republic built from a kit. What credit should be accorded to the political class of Kosovo?
27/05/2011 - 12:59
A government which does not manage to achieve stability, factions which tear one another apart (...)
Kosovo : une République en kit. Quel crédit accorder à la classe politique kosovare ?
27/05/2011 - 12:22
Un gouvernement qui n’arrive pas à se stabiliser, des factions qui se déchirent sur fond de crime organisé (...)
Mexico: Amid increased control over remote communities, cartels move in on agricultural products
26/05/2011 - 09:18
After oil and mining, the Mexican drug cartels are once more diversifying their business as they scope to take advantage (...)
Barack Obama’s assertion as Commander-in-Chief
18/05/2011 - 11:08
On 28 April, President Barack Obama announced the replacement of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (...)
L’affirmation de Barack Obama en tant que commandant en chef
18/05/2011 - 11:01
Le 28 avril dernier, le président Barack Obama annonçait le remplacement du secrétaire à la Défense Robert Gates (...)
Libya: we get the allies that we deserve. But still...
09/05/2011 - 01:36
To get things straight: the ESISC has always supported and still supports the allied operation in Libya (...)
Libye : on a les alliés qu'on peut. Mais quand même...
09/05/2011 - 01:29
Soyons clairs : l’ESISC a soutenu et soutient toujours l’opération alliée en Libye (...)
Libya: who are our new allies in reality?
09/05/2011 - 09:27
In a book to be published this week, our friend and colleague Laszlo Liszkaï disclosed interesting facts on the new “friends” (...)
Libye : qui sont vraiment nos nouveaux alliés ?
09/05/2011 - 09:23
Dans un livre à paraître cette semaine, notre collaborateur et ami Laszlo Liszkaï apporte de troublantes révélations (...)
Operation Bin Laden: a tactical success, but a strategic defeat
05/05/2011 - 01:23
The elimination of Osama Bin Laden (OBL) is obviously good news and has even been welcomed (...)
Opération Ben Laden : un succès tactique, une défaite stratégique
05/05/2011 - 01:17
L’élimination d’Oussama Ben Laden (OBL) est évidemment une bonne nouvelle (...)
Ook Belgische politie moet nu extra waakzaam zijn (Gazet van Antwerpen)
03/05/2011 - 10:32
Bin Laden and the Pakistani double game
03/05/2011 - 09:31
One could think that with allies like Pakistan, you don’t need enemies (...)
Claude Moniquet : "Le Jihad survivra à Ben Laden" (L'Avenir)
02/05/2011 - 11:24
Operation against Osama bin Laden hints at mistrust between US and Pakistan
02/05/2011 - 09:40
ESISC earlier quoted US military sources close to Sunday’s operation which led to the death of Osama bin Laden (OBL) (...)
Tactical details emerge on Bin Laden death
02/05/2011 - 09:35
The statement of U.S. President Barack Obama and sources in the Pentagon allow to begin to get a clear picture of what happened (...)
Morocco says Marrakech blast an act of terrorism (The Independent)
29/04/2011 - 11:52
"Pour les djihadistes salafistes, Marrakech est symbole de débauche" (
29/04/2011 - 11:19
Craintes de nouveaux attentats au Maroc (La Tribune de Genève)
29/04/2011 - 09:53
The Marrakech attack: is terrorism returning in Morocco?
28/04/2011 - 09:45
The terrorist attack in Marrakech could be the sign that terrorism is returning to the Kingdom, after years of relative calm (...)
The situation in Syria: an assessment
15/04/2011 - 10:05
In Syria, the situation has not calmed down: unrest escalates, repression becomes harsher and armed groups have emerged (...)
Somalia: can the creation of Azania prevent the regional expansion of Al-Shabaab?
05/04/2011 - 10:12
With the creation of a third semi-autonomous region, named Azania, on Sunday, Somalia could face further disintegration (...)
The terrorist threat linked to the Libyan crisis
31/03/2011 - 10:52
On March 24, 2011, the British Security Service (BSS also known as MI5) warned of possible retaliation attacks (...)
The terrorist threat linked to the Lybian crisis
31/03/2011 - 10:16
On March 24, 2011, the British Security Service (BSS also known as MI5) warned of possible retaliation attacks by “Libyan expatriates” (...)
Libya: Operation "Odyssey dawn"; major developments from day 6 to day 10
29/03/2011 - 10:20
On March 24, French Foreign Minister, Mr Alain Juppé said that he believes the military operations “may take weeks, but not months” (...)
Libya: operation "Odyssey dawn" days 4 and 5
24/03/2011 - 11:25
Military operations continued on March 22 and 23 and are due to continue in the coming days (...)
Attack in Jerusalem: the hand of Tehran?
23/03/2011 - 12:38
Today, just after 03:00 PM (O1:00 GMT) a bomb exploded in Jerusalem, injuring at least 25 peoples (at least 4 to 8 of them seriously)(...)
Libya: Operation "Odyssey dawn", days 2 and 3
22/03/2011 - 12:41
International coalition’s military operations continued over Libya Sunday March 20 and Monday March 21 (...)
Les alliés coupent la route au bourreau de Benghazi (La Tribune de Genève)
21/03/2011 - 11:48
Libya: Operation "Odyssey dawn", day 1
20/03/2011 - 12:45
Operation Odyssey Dawn began Saturday March 19, in the afternoon with the announcement, shortly after 03:00 PM that French jets (...)
Libya/UN: full text of the draft adopted tonight in the Security Council
18/03/2011 - 12:51
Libya: DRAFT SCR (...)
Libya: what's next?
18/03/2011 - 12:48
This could be the turning point in the civil war which ravages Libya (...)
Menaces libyennes en Méditerranée: des gesticultations inquiétantes (AFP)
18/03/2011 - 11:51
French recognition of the Libyan rebels is a gamble
10/03/2011 - 01:00
We don’t know if French President Nicolas Sarkozy is a poker player but he obviously gambled today (...)
Colombia: gold rush in Antioquia department as FARC and criminals gangs invest in "Mining"
10/03/2011 - 12:56
The abduction of 23 oil workers in the eastern Vichada department earlier this week proves once more that criminal groups (...)
Afghanistan - Status and prospects in 2011
10/03/2011 - 11:49
The year 2010 ended as one of the most significant years in the latest conflict in Afghanistan (...)
Democratic Republic of the Congo: rumours and very little facts as government speaks of attempted coup
01/03/2011 - 01:06
Sunday’s attack on the residence of President Joseph Kabila and the Kokolo military base in the capital of Kinshasa (...)
"Military options" against Libya: gunboat diplomacy or real possibility?
01/03/2011 - 01:04
Various declarations and statement in the last days highlighted the increased chances of a Western military intervention in Libya (...)
Libya: dictatorship or chaos?
21/02/2011 - 01:10
The ongoing events in Libya are not similar to those which happened in Tunisia in January and in Egypt a few weeks ago (...)
Egypt: double or quits for President Hosni Mubarak?
29/01/2011 - 01:13
Even if the situation is extremely tense and volatile in Cairo and other Egyptian cities, the game is not yet over for President Mubarak (...)
From Tunisia to ‘the Arab world’: anger, dangers and progress
28/01/2011 - 11:53
Ever since the evening of 14 January and the announcement of the unexpected departure of President Ben Ali (...)
De la Tunisie au « monde arabe » : colère, dangers et progrès
28/01/2011 - 11:41
Depuis la soirée du 14 janvier qui vit l’annonce du départ inattendu du Président Ben Ali (...)
Moscow attack could be linked to "succession war" in Chechen terrorism; it questions security level in Russia and in Airports (Worldwide)
24/01/2011 - 01:17
An explosion obviously linked with terrorism occurred today in Domodedovo airport, near Moscow (...)
Attack shows 'major security loophole' at airports (MSNBC)
24/01/2011 - 12:54
Tunisie: le retour du parti islamiste interdit (La Libre Belgique)
19/01/2011 - 12:56
Tunisia: the day after
15/01/2011 - 01:20
Hours after President Ben Ali fled the country, the situation appeared to be absolutely out of control in Tunisia (...)
Tunisia: what's next?
14/01/2011 - 01:22
According to a statement of Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali had decided (...)
Bosnia and Herzegovina likely to persist in deadlock over forming a central government
10/01/2011 - 01:24
The deadlock in which Bosnia and Herzegovina has plunged since last October’s general elections (...)
Two French hostages killed in Niger during an attemp to free them
08/01/2011 - 01:27
The two French nationals kidnapped Friday night in a restaurant in the Niger capital, Niamey, were killed Saturday (...)
Claude Moniquet : «Le Maroc, une cible principale de l’Aqmi» (Aujourd'hui Le Maroc)
06/01/2011 - 01:01
Unlikely bedfellows: Are some Saharan Marxists joining al Qaeda operations in North Africa? (Foreign Policy)
03/01/2011 - 12:58
Elements underscoring Cartel involvement in Pemex pipeline blast
23/12/2010 - 01:29
The explosion of a Pemex-owned pipeline near the city of San Martin Texmelucan, located in the central Puebla State (...)
Tensions on the rise ahead of South Sudan Referendum
14/12/2010 - 01:32
The United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) expressed strong concerns over increased violence (...)
Suecia teme ser diana del terror de Al Qaida (ABC)
13/12/2010 - 11:59
What the terrorist attack in Stockholm tells us on a possible new threat and on a terrorist weakness
12/12/2010 - 01:34
Two explosions rocked the center of Stockholm Saturday night. This attack underlines both a new possible threat (...)
Consequences of the social crisis for Algeria's stability
09/12/2010 - 01:37
The increase of civil unrest incidents reported daily across Algeria has emphasized the scale of the social crisis (...)
Light on the Balkan drug routes
08/12/2010 - 01:40
At least 100 alleged members of two drug rings were arrested and about €320 million worth of drugs were seized in mid-November (...)
Brésil : la défense, une affaire… d’Etat
06/12/2010 - 10:26
Initié en 1999 par la création du ministère de la Défense durant la présidence de M. Fernando Enrique Cardoso (...)
Brazil: Defence, an issue… of state
06/12/2010 - 10:20
The process of modernising, or aggiornamento of Brazil’s Defence organisation began in 1999 (...)
Russia: terrorism trends show extension of threat far beyond Northern Caucasus
02/12/2010 - 01:07
The growing number of terrorist attacks reported over the last months in Northern Caucasus Federal reflected alarming trends (...)
Colombia: an overview of the Farc's military structure
01/12/2010 - 01:10
The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) have vowed to prepare “an intense end of the year” (...)
Des métropoles en état d'alerte (Le Matin)
30/09/2010 - 12:04
The resumption of construction in the settlements threatens the security of Israel
28/09/2010 - 07:16
The government of Mr. Netanyahu has yielded to its most radical wing once again by ending the moratorium on settlement.
La reprise des constructions dans les colonies menace la sécurité d’Israël
27/09/2010 - 07:03
Le gouvernement de M. Netanyahu a donc, une fois de plus, cédé à son aile la plus radicale en mettant fin au moratoire sur la colonisation.
Ce que cache l'insécurité au Sahel (Le Figaro)
23/09/2010 - 12:08
Le raid contre AQMI au Mali trahit une coordination défaillante (L'Express)
27/07/2010 - 12:05
Premières leçons de l’affaire des « illégaux » russes aux Etats-Unis
29/06/2010 - 12:11
On ne fait que commencer à tirer les enseignements de l’affaire d’espionnage qui vient d’être révélée aux Etats-Unis (...)
First lessons from the affair of the Russian ‘illegals’ in the United States
29/06/2010 - 12:06
We are just beginning to draw some conclusions from the espionage scandal which has developed in the United States (...)
Euro Atlantique ou Moyen-orientale ? La Turquie à la recherche d’un compromis stratégique
28/06/2010 - 10:52
La récente crise turco-israélienne, survenue au lendemain de l’affaire de l’attaque de la flottille à destination de Gaza (...)
Euro-Atlantic or Middle Eastern? Turkey seeks a strategic compromise
28/06/2010 - 10:42
The recent Turkish-Israeli crisis which occurred immediately after the attack on the humanitarian assistance flotilla (...)
United States: the resignation of Dennis Blair and the shortcomings of the position of Director of Intelligence
08/06/2010 - 11:01
On 21 May, Dennis C. Blair announced his resignation from the post of Director of National Intelligence (DNI)(...)
Etats-Unis : la démission de Dennis Blair et les carences de la fonction de directeur du renseignement
08/06/2010 - 10:57
Le 21 mai dernier, Dennis C. Blair annonça sa démission du poste de directeur du renseignement national (...)
"Sharia4Belgium": an atypical but extremist salafist organisation steps on the Belgian stage
21/05/2010 - 11:11
This Saturday, May 22 2010, will be a test for the fledgling organisation Sharia4Belgium, after it has applied (...)
"Sharia4Belgium", une organisation salafiste atypique mais extrémiste fait ses débuts en Belgique
21/05/2010 - 11:06
Ce samedi 22 mai 2010 sera un test pour la jeune organisation Sharia4Belgium, qui a déposé une demande d’autorisation (...)
Clotilde Reiss, ‘Pierre Siramy’ and national Defence secrets
17/05/2010 - 01:50
After being held for ten months by the Tehran regime, Miss Clotilde Reiss was freed and arrived back in France (...)
Clotilde Reiss, « Pierre Siramy » et le secret de la défense nationale
17/05/2010 - 01:44
Après avoir été retenue durant dix mois par le régime de Téhéran, Mlle Clotilde Reiss a été libérée et est arrivée en France (...)
Kyrgyzstan: the Rosa Revolution
10/05/2010 - 11:00
On 24 March, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the tulip revolution which brought him to power, (...)
Kirghizistan : la Révolution de Rosa
10/05/2010 - 10:51
Le 24 mars dernier, à la veille du cinquième anniversaire de la révolution des tulipes qui l’avait porté au pouvoir (...)
The Polisario Front and the development of terrorism in the Sahel
03/05/2010 - 11:26
For the past thirty-five years, the conflict surrounding the Western Sahara has disturbed North Africa and caused tension (...)
Le Front Polisario et le développement du terrorisme au Sahel
03/05/2010 - 11:17
Depuis trente-cinq ans, le conflit autour du Sahara occidental agite l’Afrique du Nord et entretient les tensions (...)
Attentat potentiellement très meurtrier évité de justesse à New York (RFI)
02/05/2010 - 12:07
Un rapport de l'OLAF met à nu les mécanismes des détournements de l'aide européenne destinée aux camps de Tindouf (ESISC) (Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse)
30/04/2010 - 12:13
L’OLAF accuse le Polisario et l’Algérie de détournement (Le Quotidien d'Algérie)
30/04/2010 - 12:09
The Tindouf refugee camps: the responsibilities confronting Algeria and the Polisario Front
26/04/2010 - 11:10
For more than 30 years, the Polisario Front and Algeria have systematically and categorically turned down requests (...)
Les camps de Tindouf : l'Algérie et le Front Polisario face à leurs responsabilités
26/04/2010 - 11:06
Depuis plus de 30 ans, le Front Polisario et l’Algérie refusent systématiquement et de façon catégorique les sollicitations (...)
Géorgie : le président Mikhaïl Saakachvili, plus isolé que jamais
21/04/2010 - 12:40
Samedi 13 mars 2010. 20 heures. Tbilissi. À l’heure où les chaînes de télévision diffusent leur traditionnel journal du soir (...)
Georgia: President Mikhail Saakashvili, more isolated than ever
21/04/2010 - 12:33
Saturday, 13 March 2010. 8.00 pm. Tbilisi. At the time when the local television stations broadcast their traditional evening news (...)
Kabylie: repression and a plan for autonomy
15/04/2010 - 12:47
Many demonstrations are expected to take place on 20 April 2010, in Algeria, most notably in Tizi-Ouzou, Vgayet and Bouira (...)
La Kabylie : répression et projet d'autonomie
15/04/2010 - 12:44
Le 20 avril 2010, plusieurs manifestations sont prévues en Algérie, notamment à Tizi-Ouzou, Vgayet et Bouira afin de commémorer (...)
Libya releases 214 ex-militants (Arab News)
25/03/2010 - 01:16
Libya releases ‘rehabilitated’ Islamists (The Jerusalem Post)
24/03/2010 - 01:18
Central Asia: between myths and realities, the state of the islamist threat
22/03/2010 - 10:18
All during 2009, American strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, better known by the abbreviation Af-Pak, dominated (...)
Asie centrale : entre mythes et réalités, l’état de la menace islamiste
22/03/2010 - 10:13
Si tout au long de l’année 2009, la stratégie américaine pour l'Afghanistan et le Pakistan, plus connue sous le diminutif (...)
Coup de filet en Europe contre la «mafia russe» (RFI)
15/03/2010 - 01:21
Alleged al-Qaida Terrorist Cell on Trial in Brussels (VOA NEWS)
08/03/2010 - 01:23
The Islamic Republic of Iran: a challenge to stability in the Gulf
18/02/2010 - 10:25
One about-face follows another as the Islamic Republic of Iran re-shuffles the deck. Yesterday Mahmud Ahmadinejad played the card (...)
La République islamique d’Iran : un défi pour la stabilité du Golfe
18/02/2010 - 10:21
De volte-face en volte-face, la République islamique d’Iran brouille les cartes. Un jour, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joue l’apaisement (...)
Chile under Sebastian Pinera: shifts within a policy of continuity and really innovative aspirations
15/02/2010 - 10:33
On 11 March, Chile will have a new President of the Republic, Mr Sebastian Piñera Echenique. (...)
Le Chili avec M. Sebastian Piñera : des changements dans la continuité et une réelle ambition novatrice
15/02/2010 - 10:30
Le 11 mars prochain, le Chili aura un nouveau président de la République en la personne de M. Sebastian Piñera Echenique. (...)
At the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan: the grand game against terrorism
10/02/2010 - 10:39
'It is a formidable challenge to turn the page in Afghanistan and in Pakistan. This can be achieved only through concerted national (...)
Aux confins du Pakistan et de l'Afghanistan : le grand jeu contre le terrorisme
10/02/2010 - 10:36
« Tourner la page en Afghanistan et au Pakistan est un formidable défi. Cela ne pourra être réalisé qu’à travers une action (...)
L'Amérique, cible de choix du révisionnisme (Le Figaro)
25/01/2010 - 01:30
Kazakhstan/OSCE: a closely watched presidency
24/01/2010 - 10:56
On 30 November 2007, the annual OSCE Ministerial Council meeting held in Madrid took the historic decision to entrust its presidency (...)
Kazakhstan/OSCE : une présidence sous haute surveillance
24/01/2010 - 10:53
Le 30 novembre 2007, la décision historique du Conseil annuel des ministres de l’OSCE, réuni à Madrid, de confier sa présidence (...)
Abu Adam Saifoula interviewed by French TV (Global Jihad)
19/01/2010 - 01:31
Is Syria undergoing change?
04/01/2010 - 10:50
During these past few years, and even more so during these past few months, the Syrian regime has engaged in a vast operation (...)
La Syrie est-elle en train de changer ?
04/01/2010 - 10:47
Ces dernières années, et plus encore ces derniers mois, le régime syrien s’est engagé dans une vaste opération de séduction (...)
HIGHLIGHTS : Airport security technology (Reuters)
29/12/2009 - 01:37
What the flight 253 case teaches us on air security and Al-Qaeda
29/12/2009 - 11:55
The attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner, on Friday, December 25 is teaching us various lessons we must learn (...)
Ce que l’attentat manqué contre le vol 253 nous apprend sur la sécurité aérienne et sur Al-Qaïda
29/12/2009 - 11:49
La tentative d’attentat contre un avion de ligne américain, le 25 décembre, nous donne plusieurs leçons (...)
Turkmenistan: gas under pressure
21/12/2009 - 12:07
In October 2008, an audit by the British company Gaffney, Cline and Associates - GCA propelled Turkmenistan to the rank (...)
Turkménistan : le gaz sous pressions
21/12/2009 - 12:03
En octobre 2008, un audit de la firme britannique Gaffney, Cline and Associates - GCA, propulsait le Turkménistan au deuxième rang mondial(...)
Democratic Party of Albania selects a staunch communist as leader (Albania Examiner)
18/12/2009 - 01:43
An open letter to Swiss citizens and to those who praise them excessively for the vote on minarets
09/12/2009 - 12:09
I have the feeling that I am about to say something you will find painful. And that I am going to disappoint (...)
Lettre ouverte aux citoyens helvètes et à ceux qui les portent aux nues au sujet d’une votation sur les minarets
09/12/2009 - 11:59
Je sens que je vais vous faire de la peine. Et que je vais décevoir ceux, nombreux, qui, depuis le 29 novembre, m’ont demandé (...)
Swiss xenophobia reflected in the vote to ban minarets (The Media Line)
01/12/2009 - 01:54
Armenia: the Turkish deal of President Sarkissian
19/11/2009 - 12:34
It took a bit less that three years for the wish expressed in 2006 by Serge Sarkissian, at the time Defence Minister of Armenia (...)
Arménie : la marche turque du Président Sarkissian
19/11/2009 - 12:30
Il aura fallu un peu moins de trois ans pour que le souhait exprimé, en 2006, par Serge Sarkissian, à l’époque ministre arménien (...)
Fort Hood rampage: 'The most destructive terrorist act committed on the American soil since 09.11'
09/11/2009 - 12:39
Looking beyond the tragedy, the massacre at Fort Hood appears extremely interesting for any expert in terrorism (...)
La tuerie de Fort Hood : "L'acte terroriste le plus grave commis aux Etats-Unis depuis le 11 septembre 2001"
09/11/2009 - 12:36
Au-delà de la tragédie, l’affaire de Fort Hood apparaîtra comme extrêmement intéressante à tout expert du terrorisme (...)
Caspian Sea: the headache of sharing it out
22/10/2009 - 11:43
N Korea: In Deep, Illicit Water (ISN Eth Zurich)
28/09/2009 - 01:10
Les cas de Jacques Monsieur, de l'ANL Australia et de l'Arctic Sea : un éclairage sur la stratégie d'acquisition d'armes de Téhéran
08/09/2009 - 11:46
Au début du mois d’août, un porte containers australien, l’ANL AUSTRALIA était intercepté aux Emirats arabes unis (...)
The cases of Jacques Monsieur, the ANL Australia and the Artic Sea: shedding some light on Tehran's strategy of arms procurement
08/09/2009 - 11:12
At the beginning of the month of August, an Australian container ship, the ANL AUSTRALIA was intercepted in the United Arab Emirates(...)
New evidence reopens monks' massacre case (The New Zealand Herald)
20/07/2009 - 01:13
Is Iranian Shiite expansionism a threat to the Arab countries?
08/07/2009 - 11:31
On 6 March 2009, Rabat severed diplomatic relations with Tehran. This kind of measure is extremely grave and is taken (...)
L'expansionnisme chiite iranien : une menace pour les pays arabe ?
08/07/2009 - 11:16
Le 6 mars 2009, Rabat rompait ses relations diplomatiques avec Téhéran. Cette décision – d’une extrême gravité (...)
Peru: causes for concern
07/07/2009 - 11:43
In this beginning of the second part of his presidential term, Mr. Alan Garcia faces a difficult domestic situation (...)
Pérou : motifs d'inquiétude
06/07/2009 - 11:41
En ce début de seconde partie de mandat présidentiel, M. Alan Garcia se voit confronté à une situation interne difficile (...)
Women, God, the Burqua and the veil: divergent signals from Paris and Brussels
30/06/2009 - 01:31
The Islamic veil has again come under the spotlight of the media at this very beginning of summer (...)
Bruselas, un nido de espías (El Periodico)
30/06/2009 - 09:08
Legislative elections in Albania: any change in prospect?
23/06/2009 - 12:30
Albania is now officially integrated within NATO. Just a few weeks ago it put forward its candidacy for the European Union (...)
Elections législatives en Albanie : le changement ?
23/06/2009 - 12:27
Récemment intégrée officiellement à l’OTAN, l’Albanie vient de déposer il y a quelques semaines sa candidature à l’Union européenne (...)
The Lebanese elections. The defeat of Hezbollah: is this a new turn of events for the land of Cedars?
11/06/2009 - 12:36
The Lebanese legislative elections held last week-end elicited great interest on the part of the electorate as we see from the high (...)
Elections libanaises. Défaite du Hezbollah : un nouveau départ pour le pays du Cèdre
11/06/2009 - 12:32
Les élections législatives libanaises du week-end dernier ont suscité un grand intérêt de l’électorat comme en témoigne le fort taux (...)
La femme, Dieu, la burqa et le voile : signaux divergents de Paris et Bruxelles
09/06/2009 - 01:26
Le voile islamique est revenu à la une des médias en ce tout début d’été. Avec des signaux totalement divergents (...)
For now, spies downplay French jet bomb scenario (Reuters)
06/06/2009 - 09:10
Ipoteze privind cauzele disparitiei in Atlantic a avionului Air France (România libera)
04/06/2009 - 12:34
Flight 447: No hint of bomb (News 24)
04/06/2009 - 12:26
Especialistas acham improvável que bomba tenha derrubado o Airbus (Reuters)
04/06/2009 - 09:14
Gaza : le grand mensonge
01/06/2009 - 09:20
Claude MONIQUET. Editions La Boîte à Pandore, 2009
Asie centrale : la bataille de l'eau
25/05/2009 - 11:36
Trois réunions récentes ont placé au tout premier plan, tant au niveau mondial - le 5ème Forum mondial de l’eau (...)
Central Asia: the battle over water
24/05/2009 - 10:00
Three recent gatherings have moved the issue of managing and sharing water resources to the very foreground of attention (...)
2 Français accusés de terrorisme contre Roissy: "La France est une cible pour Al-Qaida" (Le Post)
12/05/2009 - 09:17
Tajikistan: the weak link
21/04/2009 - 11:54
After the terrible bloodshed of a civil war came to an end in 1997 having bled the country white, having claimed more than 50,000 lives (...)
Tadjikistan : le maillon faible
21/04/2009 - 11:48
Sorti exsangue, en 1997, d’une terrible guerre civile - plus de 50.000 morts en cinq ans et le dixième de sa population (...)
Choudary, Ghannouchi, Wilders and the ‘British malady’
07/04/2009 - 01:44
There was a time when Great Britain was led by Sir Winston Churchill, and that was the Age of Resistance and of Glory (...)
Choudary, Ghannouchi, Wilders et la « maladie anglaise »
07/04/2009 - 01:39
Il fut un temps où la Grande-Bretagne était dirigée par Sir Winston Churchill, et ce fut l’âge de la résistance et de la gloire.
Binghamton slaughter: could it be an al-Qaeda linked attack?
04/04/2009 - 11:57
At first sight, the Binghamton slaughter seemed to be a very “classical American tragedy" (...)
Central Asia: big Russian manoeuvres
03/04/2009 - 12:07
Against a background of Russian-Western rivalries, struggles for influence to control the immense energy resources of Central Asia (...)
Aise centrale : les grandes manoeuvres russes
02/04/2009 - 12:01
Sur fond de rivalités russo-occidentales, de luttes d’influences pour le contrôle des immenses ressources énergétiques de l'Asie centrale (...)
Berbères : réveillez-vous ! (Nord Eclair)
10/03/2009 - 10:19
Opération "Plomb durci" à Gaza : analyse et perspectives
01/03/2009 - 01:11
Le début de cette année 2009 a été marqué par une nouvelle secousse tellurique aux relents de soufre dans ce Moyen-Orient (...)
Operation "Cast lead" in Gaza: analysis and prospects
01/03/2009 - 09:11
The beginning of 2009 was marked by a new earth tremor and a stench of sulphur in the Middle East where violence has not ended by undermining our make-believe ideas (...)
Georgia: somber prospects for 2009
24/02/2009 - 09:22
If 2009 seems likely to be a more delicate year due to the worldwide economic crisis touched off by the financial crisis (...)
Géorgie : sombres perspectives pour 2009
24/02/2009 - 09:18
Si 2009 s’annonce comme une année des plus délicates en raison de la crise économique mondiale engendrée par la crise financière (...)
The Israeli elections: Kadima has carried the day (for the time being) but Likud is winning the election
11/02/2009 - 09:39
Concerned as they are about the security situation, the Israelis were not very interested in these elections (...)
Elections israéliennes : Kadima l’emporte (provisoirement) mais le Likoud gagne les élections
11/02/2009 - 09:34
Les Israéliens – préoccupés par la situation sécuritaire – se sont désintéressés de ces élections (...)
Iran to probe into Parachinar 'genocide' (Press TV)
07/02/2009 - 10:21
Hamas the armed wing of Iran
20/01/2009 - 09:54
By winning the legislative elections of January 2006 and then taking control of the Gaza Strip during a bloody Putsch in June 2007 (...)
Le Hamas, bras armé de l'Iran
20/01/2009 - 09:51
En remportant les élections législatives de janvier 2006 puis en s’emparant de la bande de Gaza lors du putsch sanglant de juin 2007 (...)
Barack Obama and the temptation of politicising Intelligence
19/01/2009 - 10:00
More than a month after having named the principal senior officials of his administration in charge of national security (...)
Barack Obama et la tentation de la politisation du renseignement
19/01/2009 - 09:57
Plus d’un mois après avoir désigné les principaux cadres de son administration en charge de la sécurité nationale (...)
The Arab media and the Arab public confront the Gaza crisis
15/01/2009 - 09:46
How are the Arab media dealing with the crisis in Gaza? To what extent is the Arab general public following the lead of its intellectuals? (...)
Les médias et la "rue arabe" face à la crise de Gaza
15/01/2009 - 09:42
Comment les médias arabes traitent-ils de la crise à Gaza ? Comment la « rue arabe » fait-elle écho à ses intellectuels ? (...)
Gaza: selective indignation
11/01/2009 - 03:00
The nearly one thousand deaths in Gaza – including, certainly, too many civilians – is arousing emotions around the world (...)
Gaza ou l’indignation sélective
11/01/2009 - 02:48
Les presque mille morts de Gaza – dont, certainement, trop de civils –suscitent l’émotion du monde. C’est légitime (...)
The terrorist threat resulting from the Gaza crisis and the security risk in the medium term
06/01/2009 - 10:06
It seems obvious to us that Operation ‘Cast Lead,’ which risks causing a great many casualties in the days to come (...)
La menace terroriste découlant de la crise de Gaza et le risque sécuritaire à moyen terme
06/01/2009 - 10:03
Il nous semble évident que l’opération « Plomb durci », dont le bilan humain risque fort de s’alourdir dans les jours à venir (...)
Israel is (always) wrong, stupid!
05/01/2009 - 03:03
If you put aside the United States, the Czech Presidency of the European Union – which expressed the view on Saturday,January 3 (...)
Ne nous posons pas de question : Israël a (toujours) tort !
05/01/2009 - 02:53
Si l’on excepte les Etats-Unis, la Présidence tchèque de l’Union européenne – qui estimait samedi 3 janvier que l’opération (...)
Gaza: the inevitable confrontation
04/01/2009 - 10:12
More than a week after the start of Operation ‘Cast Lead,’ an unprecedented confrontation between Hamas and the State of Israel (...)
Gaza : l'inévitable confrontation
04/01/2009 - 10:09
Plus d’une semaine après le début de l’opération ’’Plomb durci’’, une confrontation sans précédent entre le Hamas et l’Etat d’Israël (...)
The threat coming from Afghanistan is serious
18/12/2008 - 12:51
The ‘false alarm’ of the Printemps department store in Paris should not be allowed to act as the trees that conceal the forest (...)
La menace venue d'Afghanistan est sérieuse
18/12/2008 - 11:39
La « fausse alerte » des grands magasins « Printemps » à Paris ne doit pas se transformer en arbre qui cache la forêt (...)
Albanie : l'adoption du nouveau code électoral compromet la tenue d’elections libres
17/12/2008 - 02:58
Le 17 novembre dernier, le parlement albanais adoptait le nouveau code électoral, inspiré par la réforme constitutionnelle initiée (...)
Paris shaken by bomb scare (The Baltimore Sun)
17/12/2008 - 10:33
Dynamit in Pariser Kaufhaus (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
17/12/2008 - 10:31
Alerte à la dynamite dans un grand magasin parisien (24 heures)
17/12/2008 - 10:29
Dynamite found in bomb scare at French department store (Los Angeles Times)
17/12/2008 - 10:27
Terroristes présumés devant la Chambre du Conseil de Bxl (RTBF)
17/12/2008 - 10:26
Mystérieuse menace d’attentat au Printemps Haussmann (L'Humanité)
17/12/2008 - 10:24
Franse terreurverdachten hebben banden met El Aroud (De Morgen)
17/12/2008 - 10:23
Des explosifs découverts à Paris (Le Journal du Dimanche)
16/12/2008 - 10:34
All Roads Lead To Pakistan (CBS News)
15/12/2008 - 10:36
Terrorists thwarted, say Belgians (The Sydney Morning Herald)
13/12/2008 - 10:37
14 al-Qaida suspects held as Europe's leaders gather in Brussels (The Guardian)
12/12/2008 - 10:49
14 al-Qaida suspects detained in Brussels (The Seattle Times)
12/12/2008 - 10:48
6 Alleged Islamic Extremists Charged in Belgium (ABC News)
12/12/2008 - 10:46
Belgian police foil suicide bombing (Brisbane Times)
12/12/2008 - 10:45
Online Jihadist arrested (The Times)
12/12/2008 - 10:43
14 al-Qaida suspects detained as Belgian police foil suicide attack (Irish Examiner)
12/12/2008 - 10:42
Bélgica prende 14 em ação antiterror (O Estado de S.Paulo)
12/12/2008 - 10:40
The dismantled network in Belgium was probably aiming to target the European presence in Afghanistan
11/12/2008 - 03:17
The investigation that lead to the arrest of about fifteen people from jihadist networks in Belgium early on Thursday (...)
Le réseau demantelé en Belgique visait sans doute la présence européenne en Afghanistan
11/12/2008 - 03:13
L’enquête qui a abouti à une quinzaine d’interpellations dans la mouvance djihadiste, en Belgique, dans la matinée de ce jeudi 11 décembre (...)
14 Alleged Al Qaeda-Linked Extremists Detained in Belgium (Fox News)
11/12/2008 - 11:32
Terror Arrests Ahead of E.U. Summit (The New York Times)
11/12/2008 - 11:31
La branche belge d'Al-Qaida démantelée: Malika El Aroud, 'LA' djihadiste belge, interpellée (RTL)
11/12/2008 - 11:28
14 alleged Islamic extremists detained in Belgium (Herald Tribune)
11/12/2008 - 11:27
Turkmenistan: the October revelation
08/12/2008 - 03:24
Saparmurad Niazov, the eccentric and grotesque Turkmenbashy who, from 1985 until his death in December 2006 reigned supreme over Turkmenistan (...)
Turkménistan : la révélation d'Octobre
08/12/2008 - 03:20
Feu Saparmourad Niazov, l’excentrique et ubuesque Turkmenbachy qui, de 1985 à sa mort en décembre 2006, a régné sans partage (...)
Retour sur les attentats de Bombay (France Info)
28/11/2008 - 11:34
First lessons of the Mumbai carnage
28/11/2008 - 10:26
As these words are being written, on Friday morning, the situation in Mumbai remains extremely confused as operations are still underway (...)
Premiers enseignements de la tuerie de Mumbai
28/11/2008 - 10:19
A l’heure où nous écrivons, ce vendredi matin, la situation reste extrêmement confuse à Mumbai où les opérations sont toujours en cours (...)
Greva e urise, Topalli "hap" dyert e Kuvendit (Koha Jonë)
15/11/2008 - 11:37
“Në Shqipëri PD-PS zëvendësojnë sistemin e vjetër të një partie” (Gazeta Panorama)
15/11/2008 - 11:35
Le phénomène des femmes kamikazes
06/11/2008 - 10:29
La multiplication des attentats suicides, depuis quelques années, suscite bien des interrogations. Est-ce un phénomène nouveau ? (...)
Electoral hold-up in Albania
04/11/2008 - 12:58
The two dominant parties on the Albanian electoral scene, the Democratic Party of Prime Minister Sali Berisha (...)
Hold-up électoral en Albanie
04/11/2008 - 12:54
Les deux partis dominants de la scène électorale albanaise, le Parti démocratique du Premier ministre Sali Berisha et le Parti socialiste(...)
De marxistes, les séparatistes se transforment en organisation islamiste. Le nouveau visage terroriste du Polisario (Maroc Hebdo)
27/10/2008 - 11:38
La place de la politique étrangère dans le duel John McCain-Barack Obama
19/10/2008 - 10:22
Depuis le 11 septembre 2001, la sécurité et les intérêts nationaux n’ont jamais été autant au cœur du débat politique américain (...)
The place of Foreign Policy in the duel between John McCain and Barack Obama
19/10/2008 - 09:48
In 2000, during his first electoral campaign, George W. Bush defined an isolationist policy aiming at withdrawing American troops from the Balkans (...)
Albania: when a reform of the electoral code weakens democracy
15/10/2008 - 10:29
Nearly twenty years after the fall of Communism, the process of democratisation of Albania is once again under threat (...)
Albanie : quand une réforme du code électoral affaiblit la démocratie
15/10/2008 - 10:26
Près de vingt ans après la chute du communisme, le processus de démocratisation de l’Albanie se trouve une nouvelle fois menacé (...)
Kazakhstan: a Tsar is born
12/10/2008 - 11:41
The disintegration of the Soviet empire in 1991 opened a new era with respect to international relations in Central Asia (...)
Kazakhstan : un Tsar est né
12/10/2008 - 10:33
La désintégration de l’empire soviétique, en 1991, a ouvert une ère nouvelle en matière de relations internationales en Asie centrale (...)
El Salvador : le retour des Comandantes pour bientôt ?
02/10/2008 - 11:50
Alors qu’une bonne partie du monde suit avec attention la campagne présidentielle américaine, l’un des plus petits pays d’Amérique latine (...)
El Salvador: will the Comandantes soon be returning?
02/10/2008 - 11:45
While a good part of the world is closely following the American presidential election, the declaration by one of the smallest countries (...)
The Front Polisario: a destabilising force in the region that is still active
01/10/2008 - 02:39
More than thirty years after the departure of the last Spanish administrators, the conflict which disturbs the Western Sahara still has not been resolved (...)
Front Polisario : une force de déstabilisation régionale toujours active
01/10/2008 - 02:29
Plus de trente ans après le départ des derniers administrateurs espagnols, le conflit qui agite le Sahara occidental n’a toujours pas été résolu (...)
Etats-Unis : transition présidentielle et implications pour la sécurité nationale en 2008-2009
29/09/2008 - 11:56
Avec l’investiture de John McCain et Barack Obama par leur parti respectif, s’ouvre une période, hautement sensible (...)
United States: presidential transition and implications for national Security in 2008-2009
25/09/2008 - 12:00
With the nomination of John McCain and Barack Obama by their respective parties, there begins a highly sensitive period (...)
Georgia: assessment of a disastrous military adventure
24/09/2008 - 12:21
On the evening of August 7, when the whole world was preparing to direct its attention to Beijing for the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games (...)
Géorgie : bilan d'une désastreuse aventure militaire
24/09/2008 - 12:08
Le 7 août dernier au soir, alors que le monde entier s’apprêtait à tourner les yeux vers Pékin pour la cérémonie d’ouverture (...)
Is change possible? Crise Georgie/Russie (US foreign policy)
17/09/2008 - 10:42
Obama's Foreign Policy: a forward looking analysis
16/09/2008 - 10:42
According to many observers the Democratic presidential contender seems to act, on the foreign front, as if he is already in office (...)
"La nuit appartient aux talibans en Afghanistan" (RTL)
20/08/2008 - 11:38
Georgian adventurism
11/08/2008 - 12:04
In just several hours, during the night of 7 /8 August, by using force to try to solve a problem which was not really urgent (...)
Aventurisme géorgien
11/08/2008 - 12:01
En quelques heures, dans la nuit du 7 au 8 août, le président Mikhaïl Saakachvili est parvenu, en utilisant la force (...)
Amenintarea terorista planeaza asupra aurului negru (Faclia)
08/08/2008 - 11:51
Ouzbékistan : oublier Andijan ?
18/07/2008 - 11:21
Le 13 mai dernier marquait le troisième anniversaire de la sanglante répression des émeutes d’Andijan, une ville d’Ouzbékistan (...)
Uzbekistan: shall we forget Andijan?
18/07/2008 - 11:18
May 13 marked the third anniversary of the bloody repression of riots in Andijan, a city in Uzbekistan nestled in the FerghanaValley (...)
La menace terroriste sur l'or noir (Le Temps)
15/07/2008 - 11:53
Iran ready to hit UK (Daily Express)
13/07/2008 - 11:56
Una 'yihadista' usa las palabras como arma en Internet (El Pais)
12/07/2008 - 12:21
Canada's new geopolitics: when a green country becomes a petroleum country
02/07/2008 - 11:56
Canada has always projected an image of a green country with vast open spaces and with politicians supporting the environment (...)
La nouvelle géopolitique du Canada : quand un pays vert devient un pays pétrolier
24/06/2008 - 11:25
Le Canada a toujours véhiculé une image de pays vert avec de grands espaces et des politiques volontaristes en matière d’environnement (...)
Eine Frau wirbt ungehindert für al-Qaida (Welt Online)
01/06/2008 - 12:23
Georgian legislative elections: Saakashvili's grand slam
01/06/2008 - 12:05
For the second time in less than five months, the Georgians went to the polling stations on May 21. (...)
Elections législatives géorgiennes : le grand chelem de Saakachvili
01/06/2008 - 12:02
Pour la deuxième fois en moins de cinq mois, les Géorgiens se sont rendus aux urnes le 21 mai dernier. (...)
Al Qaeda Warrior Uses Internet to Rally Women (The New York Times)
28/05/2008 - 12:33
La Belge Malika El Aroud, l'une des plus influentes djihadistes sur Internet (Le Vif l'Express)
28/05/2008 - 12:25
Belgian woman wages war for Al Qaeda on the Web (Herald Tribune)
27/05/2008 - 12:27
Kuwaït: a foreseeable disaster and some politically incorrect reflections
22/05/2008 - 12:10
The lesson that Kuwait has just given us should be clear: what the Arab world needs is not ‘free elections’ (...)
Koweït : un désastre attendu et quelques réflexions politiquement incorrects
22/05/2008 - 12:06
La leçon que vient de nous donner le Koweït devrait être claire : ce n’est pas « d’élections libres » dont le monde arabe a besoin (...)
Paraguay: Fernando Lugo, from good Pastor to populist Caudillo?
15/05/2008 - 12:14
The general elections of April 20 will no doubt be considered as historic in modern Paraguay (...)
Paraguay : Fernando Lugo, du bon pasteur au Caudillo populiste?
15/05/2008 - 12:09
Les élections générales du 20 avril dernier mériteront sans doute le qualificatif d’historiques dans l’histoire moderne du Paraguay (...)
Tajikistan: caught in a downward spiral
12/05/2008 - 12:24
The food crisis that is hitting directly forty or more countries around the world and which recently has been featured in the international media (...)
Tadjikistan : dans la spirale infernale
12/05/2008 - 12:20
La crise alimentaire qui frappe de plein fouet une quarantaine de pays dans le monde, et qui fait depuis peu la une de nombreux médias (...)
The next challenge in Iraq: countering Iran's growing influence
11/04/2008 - 12:46
General David Petraeus's presentation to Congress on Monday, April 7th, was supposed to offer US lawmakers compelling evidence (...)
Le prochain défi en Irak : déjouer l'influence de plus en plus marquée de l'Iran
11/04/2008 - 12:29
La présentation du Général David Petraeus devant le Congrès, le lundi 7 avril, était supposée apporter aux législateurs américains (...)
Arménie : le douloureux et difficile apprentissage de la démocratie
07/04/2008 - 10:30
Le syndrome des révolutions de couleur dans le Caucase du sud et en Asie centrale serait-il contagieux ? (...)
Prepared to pay to bring her home (The New Zealand Herald)
02/04/2008 - 12:37
Learnings from the departure of Admiral Fallon from the central Command
01/04/2008 - 10:42
On Tuesday, March 11, Admiral William ‘Fox’ Fallon relinquished his duties as Chief of the U.S. Central Command (...)
Les enseignements du départ de l'amiral Fallon du commandement central
01/04/2008 - 10:34
Mardi 11 mars, l’amiral William « Fox » Fallon démissionnait de ses fonctions de chef du Commandement central (...)
Tibet: the last revolt?
28/03/2008 - 11:54
The anniversary of the riots in Lhassa of 1959 and of the departure in exile of the Dalai Lama has been marked by an uprising of the Tibetan Opposition (...)
Tibet : la dernière révolte ?
28/03/2008 - 11:49
L’anniversaire des émeutes de Lhassa de 1959 et du départ en exil du Dalaï Lama est marqué par un soulèvement des opposants tibétains (...)
Will Turkmenistan continue to open up to the outside world?
25/03/2008 - 12:01
On March 10 and 11, the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, made a state visit to Uzbekistan (...)
Le Turkménistan va-t-il confirmer son ouverture internationale ?
25/03/2008 - 11:58
Les 10 et 11 mars derniers, le président turkmène, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a effectué une visite d’Etat en Ouzbékistan (...)
Cartoon, Pope rows lead bin Laden to target Europe (Reuters)
20/03/2008 - 01:42
Bin Laden: Europa en la mira (Deutsche Welle)
20/03/2008 - 01:39
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: is it a paper tiger or the birth od a dragon?
20/03/2008 - 12:11
It would appear that the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (OCS) last year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on August 16 (...)
L’Organisation de Coopération de Shanghai : tigre de papier ou naissance d’un dragon ?
20/03/2008 - 12:03
Le sommet annuel de l’Organisation de Coopération de Shanghai - OCS - (Shanghai Cooperation Organization - SCO), le 16 août dernier à Bichkek au Kirghizstan (...)
Winograd, révélateur d'un "désengagemnt démocratique" et d'un effritement de l'Etat-Nation ?
17/03/2008 - 12:15
Le 30 janvier dernier, la commission Winograd a remis au gouvernement israélien son rapport final (...)
"L'espoir vient de Tunisie" (Paris Match)
13/03/2008 - 01:44
Czas cyberwywiadu (Dziennik)
08/03/2008 - 01:47
Women, a bulwark against extremism and fundamentalism: the example of Tunisia
04/03/2008 - 12:27
La femme, rempart contre l'extrémisme et l'intégrisme : l'exemple de la Tunisie
04/03/2008 - 12:22
Le monde musulman est en proie, depuis des années, à une maladie qui menace de l’isoler, d’en faire un objet de répulsion pour le reste de l’humanité (...)
Moroccan crackdown on terrorists shows converging threats (Baltimore Sun)
02/03/2008 - 01:49
Paris observe avec inquiétude la montée des périls (Sud Ouest)
28/02/2008 - 01:51
Independence of Kosovo: does it set a dangerous precedent?
28/02/2008 - 11:17
Broadcast live on February 17 by most of the Western television channels, we watched the joy mixed with pride and the communion of a people celebrating an independence that was so much desired for so long (...)
Suspension du prononcé pour l'agresseur d'un expert passé sur RTL (7 sur 7)
27/02/2008 - 01:52
Can President Musharraf survive the election results of February 18 politically?
26/02/2008 - 11:25
On February 18, Pakistan held the ninth general elections in its history. Due to the political and security crisis which rocked the country, this vote took on considerable importance (...)
Le président Musharraf peut-il survivre politiquement aux résultats des élections du 18 février ?
26/02/2008 - 11:21
Le 18 février dernier, le Pakistan organisait les neuvièmes élections générales de son histoire. Du fait de la crise politique et sécuritaire qui secoue le pays, ce scrutin a revêtu une importance considérable (...)
The accession to power of Lee Myung-Bak heralds a renewal of the American-Korean Alliance
18/02/2008 - 11:34
On February 25, President Elect Lee Myung-bak will be officially inaugurated as South Korea’s head of state, taking over from President Roh Moo-hyun (...)
L'arrivée au pouvoir de Lee Myung-Bak annonce un renouveau de l'alliance américano-coréenne
15/02/2008 - 11:29
Le 25 février prochain, le président élu Lee Myung-bak sera officiellement investi à la tête de l’État sud-coréen, succédant ainsi au président Roh Moo-hyun (...)
Iran at the centre of George W. Bush's visit to the Middle East
13/02/2008 - 10:51
By visiting a region which has been unquestionably altered by his tenure in office, President George W. Bush has demonstrated once again the growing importance of the Middle East for the United States and its security (...)
L'Iran au centre de la visite de George W. Bush au Moyen-Orient
13/02/2008 - 10:45
En se rendant dans une région qui aura incontestablement marqué son mandat, le président George W. Bush a démontré une nouvelle fois l’importance croissante du Moyen-Orient pour les Etats-Unis et leur sécurité (...)
Un problème avec l'Islam ? (France 24)
11/02/2008 - 01:54
Does the end of the cease-fire leave any prospect for peace in Sri Lanka?
11/02/2008 - 11:00
On Wednesday, January 2, the Sri Lanka government renounced the cease-fire agreement concluded on February 22, 2002 with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)(...)
La fin du cessez-le-feu laisse-t-elle encore une perspective de paix au Sri Lanka ?
11/02/2008 - 10:55
Le mercredi 2 janvier dernier, le gouvernement sri-lankais dénonçait l’accord de cessez-le-feu conclu le 22 février 2002 avec les Tigres de libération de l’Eelam Tamoul (Liberation Tigers of tamil Eelam - LTTE) (...)
Laborc „lélektani problémákat” okozhat a NATO-ban (Magyar Nemzet Online)
07/02/2008 - 01:56
Capitalism or Etatisme?
04/02/2008 - 01:14
There is reason to be worried about the atmosphere of collective hysteria with respect to the Société Générale affair (...)
What terrorist menace in East Africa?
31/01/2008 - 11:10
The Black Continent, which has been a priori marginalised in world affairs, assumes a strategic interest in the matter of the struggle against terrorism (...)
Quelle menace terroriste en Afrique de l'Est ?
31/01/2008 - 11:06
Le continent noir, a priori marginalisé du monde, revêt un intérêt stratégique en ce qui concerne la lutte contre le terrorisme (...)
After Annapolis, what is Syria's role in the Middle East?
23/01/2008 - 11:21
The international community has the feeling that Syria is an isolated country, because it never participated in the informal international conferences on the Middle East (...)
Après Annapolis, quel rôle pour la Syrie au Moyen-Orient?
23/01/2008 - 11:17
La communauté internationale a le sentiment que la Syrie est un pays isolé, car cette dernière n’a jamais participé aux conférences internationales informelles sur le Moyen-Orient(...)
Turkmenistan: year One of the post-Niazov era
21/01/2008 - 11:36
Though it was 10 days in advance of the official calendar, very likely the date December 21, 2006 will long remain the symbolic point of beginning of the year 2007 in Turkmenistan(...)
Turkménistan : l'an 1 de l'après-Niazov
21/01/2008 - 11:25
C’est très vraisemblablement la date du 21 décembre 2006 qui restera, avec 10 jours d’avance sur le calendrier officiel, comme le point de départ symbolique de l’année 2007 au Turkménistan (...)
Financement partagé pour la base d'Abou Dhabi (France 24)
17/01/2008 - 01:58
Do recent changes in Russia's military machine spell the country's return as a major power ?
09/01/2008 - 12:41
In the course of his annual three-hour televised encounter with his Russian compatriots on October 18, Vladimir Putin took his time dealing with questions of defence (...)
Evolution de l'outil militaire russe, un regain de puissance ?
09/01/2008 - 11:40
Au cours de son rendez-vous télévisé annuel de trois heures avec les Russes, le 18 octobre dernier, Vladimir Poutine s’est attardé sur les questions de Défense (...)
'Terreurdreiging België zeer serieus' (De Telegraaf)
07/01/2008 - 02:00
Georgia: deciphering an election that has already been contested
07/01/2008 - 12:48
Without surprise, late in the evening of January 5, first estimations of the results of the early Presidential election announced by the Georgian institutions based on exit polls suggested that Mikhail Saakashvili will be victorious (...)
Géorgie : décrypyage d'une élection déjà contestée
07/01/2008 - 12:45
Sans surprise, tard dans la soirée du 5 janvier, les premières estimations du résultat de l’élection présidentielle anticipée, annoncées par les instituts sur la base des sondages sortie des urnes, laissaient entrevoir la victoire de Mikhaïl Saakachvili (...)
US ELECTION WATCH: the significance of the Iowa Primary
04/01/2008 - 01:03
As we observe the outcome of the Iowa Caucus, which surprised many observers by putting presidential candidates Barak Obama and Mike Huckabee in the lead of their respective parties, here are some key considerations (...)
U.S. ELECTION WATCH : les leçons des primaires de l'Iowa
04/01/2008 - 12:58
la lumière du résultat des caucus de l’Iowa, qui ont surpris nombre d’observateurs en plaçant les candidats Barak Obama et Mike Huckabee en tête de leur parti respectif, voici quelques considérations majeures pour étayer notre analyse (...)
Iran: what credit should one accord to the about-face in American Intelligence?
04/01/2008 - 12:54
By stating that Iran ended its military nuclear programme in 2003, the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE)the main conclusions of which were published at the end of November, marked a spectacular about-face in the evaluation of the Iranian threat by the American intelligence agencies (...)
Iran : quel crédit doit-on accorder au revirement du renseignement américain ?
04/01/2008 - 12:51
En affirmant que l’Iran avait mis un terme à son programme nucléaire militaire en 2003, la National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) dont les principales conclusions ont été publiées à la fin du mois de novembre marque un revirement spectaculaire dans l’évaluation de la menace iranienne par les agences de renseignement américaines (...)
"La menace terroriste en Belgique était réelle. L'annoncer fut prématuré" (Paris Match)
28/12/2007 - 09:11
Belgium frees 14 held in terrorism plot (Herald Tribune)
22/12/2007 - 09:14
Belgian authorities arrest 14 in terror probe; security heightened (Herald Tribune)
21/12/2007 - 09:18
Belgium frees 14 terror suspects (USA Today)
21/12/2007 - 09:16
La CIA ha recuperado su bola de cristal (ABC)
15/12/2007 - 09:21
Préserver la liberté de parole (Le Soir)
13/12/2007 - 09:24
American Intelligence (The Wall Street Journal)
13/12/2007 - 09:22
La liberté d'expression n'est pas négociable
12/12/2007 - 12:02
Le 12 septembre 2004, à la sortie d’un plateau de télévision à Bruxelles, Claude Moniquet était violemment agressé (...)
Freedom of speech is not negotiable
12/12/2007 - 11:57
On September 12, 2004, when leaving the television studios in Brussels, Claude Moniquet was violently assaulted (...)
Algerian bomb blasts linked to al-Qa'ida (Belfast Telegraph)
12/12/2007 - 09:25
Algeria, or opportunistic terrorism
18/10/2007 - 11:06
The return of terror to Algeria proves to what extent Islamic terrorism can show itself to be opportunistic (...)
L'Algérie ou le terrorisme opportuniste
18/10/2007 - 11:04
Le retour de la terreur en Algérie prouve à quel point le terrorisme islamique peut se montrer opportuniste (...)
A French sickness: anti-sarkozy-ism has its best before it
24/09/2007 - 11:25
Few French politicians – in any case few heads of the executive branch with the notable exception of Pierre Mendès-France (...)
Un petit côté "années trente" : l'anti-sarkozysme a de beaux jours devant lui
24/09/2007 - 11:08
Peu d’hommes politiques français - et en tout cas peu de chefs de l’exécutif, à la notable exception de Pierre Mendès-France (...)
A threat always present
05/09/2007 - 11:21
London, Copenhagen then Frankfurt: three times, in a little more than two months, Islamist terrorism has come back (...)
Une menace toujours présente
05/09/2007 - 11:19
Londres, Copenhague puis Francfort : à trois reprises, en un peu plus de deux mois, le terrorisme islamiste est venu (...)
Libye : le crime paie
24/07/2007 - 11:28
D’abord, bien entendu, on se réjouira de la libération des infirmières bulgares et du médecin d’origine palestinienne
Bernard Borrel: the truth, twelve years later!
20/06/2007 - 11:38
Sometimes justice makes haste slowly. In the Borrel affair, it took twelve years to begin to recognise a truth (...)
Bernard Borrel : la vérité, douze ans après !
20/06/2007 - 11:30
Parfois, la justice se hâte lentement. Dans l’affaire Borrel, elle a mis douze ans à commencer à reconnaître une vérité (...)
Civil war in Gaza
19/06/2007 - 11:44
For several weeks, if not months, the European media have given serious thought to the question of whether ‘Gaza is headed towards civil war.’ (...)
Guerre civile à Gaza
19/06/2007 - 11:40
Depuis des semaines, sinon même des mois, les médias européens s’interrogent gravement sur le thème « va-t-on vers la guerre civile à Gaza ? » (...)
Enough! Madame Royal’s irresponsible statements are not democratic
04/05/2007 - 12:09
Is it the vision of defeat? Is it a fit of rage over having failed to convince the electorate? A simple demonstration (...)
Assez ! Les déclarations irresponsables de Madame Royal sont antirépublicaines
04/05/2007 - 11:47
Est-ce le spectre de la défaite ? Une bouffée de rage de n’avoir pu convaincre ? La simple démonstration d’un mode de pensée (...)
Bad signals from Rome and London: why are we losing the war of ideas
12/04/2007 - 12:13
The war on terrorism is first and foremost a war of ideas, an offensive to win over the minds of those would might be tempted (...)
Les mauvais signaux de Rome et de Londres : pourquoi nous perdons la guerre des idées
12/04/2007 - 12:11
German courage, italien cowardice
21/03/2007 - 01:24
Terrorist events of recent days have highlighted a startling contrast: when faced with the same problem (...)
Courage allemand, lâcheté italienne
21/03/2007 - 01:21
L’actualité du terrorisme nous offre, ces jours-ci, un contraste assez frappant : confrontées à la même problématique (...)
Selective immigration: where is the problem?
21/03/2007 - 01:19
With his customary fieriness, Nicolas Sarkozy has given his adversaries a stick to beat him with: in advocating the creation (...)
Immigration choisie : où est le problème ?
21/03/2007 - 01:17
Avec sa fougue habituelle, Nicolas Sarkozy a tendu à ses adversaires les verges pour se faire battre : en prônant la création (...)
Turkey : it is time to tell Ankara the truth
06/03/2007 - 01:28
The European Union has been taking Ankara for a ride, allowing the Turkish side to believe that joining the European Union (...)
Turquie : il est temps de dire la vérité à Ankara
06/03/2007 - 01:26
L’Union européenne s’est engagée dans un jeu de dupes avec Ankara, laissant croire à la partie turque qu’une l’adhésion (...)
A friend has left us
23/01/2007 - 01:41
Last night journalist Marie-Rose Armesto, 46, passed away, succumbing to the cancer that she had tenaciously battled (...)
Une amie s'en est allée
23/01/2007 - 01:37
La journaliste Marie-Rose Armesto est morte cette nuit, à l’âge de 46 ans, des suites d’un cancer contre lequel elle se battait (...)
Saddam and his executioners: a tale of tribal savagery
23/01/2007 - 01:35
Let’s start by making one point perfectly clear: the point of this editorial is not to offer pity to Saddam Hussein (...)
Saddam et ses bourreaux : chronique de la sauvagerie sauvage
04/01/2007 - 01:32
D’abord, qu’un point soit clair : il n’est pas question ici de plaindre Saddam Hussein ni, comme trop de belles âmes européennes(...)
Pourquoi le Tchad d'Idriss Déby doit être défendu
27/11/2006 - 11:44
Depuis quelques jours, la crise larvée qui oppose, au Tchad, un gouvernement légitime – celui de M. Idriss Déby (...)
Why Idriss Déby's Chad must be defended
27/11/2006 - 11:40
For the last several days, the latent crisis that has pitted a lawful government– that of Mr Idriss Déby – against an armed "opposition" (...)
Si nous laissons aller les choses, un jour, nous serons pris entre l'islamisme radical et l'extrême droite
23/10/2006 - 10:52
On aimerait pouvoir écrire, de temps en temps, sur autre chose que sur l’islamisme radical. Malheureusement, les jours se suivent (...)
If we let things continue the way they are going, we will be trapped between radical islamism and the extreme right wing
23/10/2006 - 10:49
From time to time we would like to be able to write about something other than radical Islamism. Unfortunately, as the days go by (...)
Enough! Blasphemy is right, and has to remain one
29/09/2006 - 10:57
Two weeks ago, a reference by Pope Benedict XVI to an obscure controversy a thousand years old provoked the anger (...)
Assez ! Ou : le blasphème est un droit et doit le rester...
29/09/2006 - 10:55
Il y a deux semaines, la référence faite par le pape Benoît XVI à une obscure controverse vieille d’une dizaine de siècles (...)
Les juges, la loi, la société
25/09/2006 - 11:01
Personne ne niera, probablement, que la situation sécuritaire n’est pas, en France, ce qu’elle devrait être (...)
Judges, the law and society
25/09/2006 - 10:59
No-one will deny that the security situation in France is not all it should be. Day after day, aggression and damage are carried out (...)
The iraqisation of Gaza has started: has the hour of Al-Qaida and/or The Hezbollah come?
25/08/2006 - 11:06
A few days ago, we underlined the very particular aspects of the last taking of hostages in the Gaza Strip (...)
L'irakisation de Gaza a commencé: l'heure d'Al-Qaïda ou/et du Hezbollah ?
25/08/2006 - 11:03
Il y a quelques jours, nous soulignions les aspects très particuliers de la dernière prise d’otage en date dans la bande de Gaza (...)
There won't be a miracle in Rome: unfortunately, the war will continue
26/07/2006 - 11:11
While the ground operations are going on, things appear to speed up at a diplomatic level. But these stirrings and the declarations (...)
Il n'y aura pas de miracle à Rome : la guerre, hélas, va continuer
26/07/2006 - 11:08
Alors que les opérations se poursuivent sur le terrain, les choses semblent s’accélérer au plan diplomatique (...)
Why does Israel do the dirty work: the law without the power to enforce it, is useless!
20/07/2006 - 11:25
Not a day, nor an hour goes by without television hitting us with the horrible images of the destruction that Tsahal (...)
Pourquoi Israël fait le sale boulot : la loi, sans la force pour l'appliquer, n'est rien !
20/07/2006 - 11:21
Pas un jour, pas une heure qui passe sans que les télévisions nous assènent les images horribles des destructions que Tsahal (...)
Behind Hamas and the Hezbollah lie the shadows of Syria and Iran
13/07/2006 - 11:30
It would be wrong to view the war that is gradually taking a grip on the Near East as a simple « police operation » (...)
Derrière le Hamas et le Hezbollah, cherchez la Syrie et l'Iran
13/07/2006 - 11:27
On aurait tort de ne voir dans la guerre qui semble peu à peu s’installer au Proche Orient qu’une simple ...)
Why weaken the security services in the war against terrorism or Libération plays devil's advocate
06/07/2006 - 11:37
As a Paris court sits in judgement of six young Frenchmen who spent time in Al Qaeda camps and were detained at Guantanamo Bay (...)
Pourquoi affaiblir les services spéciaux dans la lutte antiterroriste ? Ou quand Libération se fait l'avocat du diable
06/07/2006 - 11:33
Alors qu’un tribunal parisien juge 6 jeunes Français qui avaient séjourné dans les camps d’Al-Qaïda et qui ont été détenus (...)
Axiome : les Isaéliens sont méchants
29/06/2006 - 11:42
La cause est entendue. Pour la majorité des médias occidentaux, une fois de plus, le « méchant » est clairement identifié.(...)
Axiom: the Israelis are the bad guys
29/06/2006 - 11:39
The position is clear. For the majority of Western media, once again, the "bad guy" is easily identifiable. (...)
Al-Zarkawi, or the end of a symbol
09/06/2006 - 11:47
It is still too soon to forecast the medium-term consequences of the death of Abu Musab al-Zarkawi on the Iraqi jihad (...)
Al-Zarkaoui ou la fin d'un symbole
09/06/2006 - 11:44
Il est encore trop tôt pour prévoir ce que seront les conséquences à moyen terme de la mort d’Abou Moussab al-Zarkaoui (...)
Hostages, the state, the secret services, money and the media
24/05/2006 - 09:36
Reading the papers is never a let-down. They are quick to denounce scandal and injustice, to hand out bouquets and brickbats (...)
Les otages, l'Etat, les "services", l'argent et les médias
24/05/2006 - 09:33
On n’est jamais déçu par la lecture de la presse. Prompts à dénoncer scandales et injustices, à distribuer bons et mauvais points (...)
The spectre of racism is haunting Europe
13/05/2006 - 09:41
Racism these days is a deadly matter. Our politicians, faced with hatred that dares to speak its name openly (...)
Un spectre hante l'Europe : celui du racisme
13/05/2006 - 09:39
Aujourd’hui, le racisme tue. Face à cette haine qui s’exprime ouvertement, nos politiques portent une lourde responsabilité (...)
Zacarias Moussaoui : un procès exemplaire
04/05/2006 - 09:44
Après Joe Van Holsbeeck, combien de morts faudra-t-il encore ?
24/04/2006 - 09:49
Cette société est malade. Est-il encore nécessaire de le souligner ? Une société dans laquelle un jeune homme de 17 ans (...)
Pour un islam de tolérance : exclure les prêcheurs de haine !
24/04/2006 - 09:45
Le député (de l’aile libérale du Mouvement Réformateur) Denis Ducarme déposera prochainement au Parlement belge une résolution (...)
Kaboul ou le choc des civilisations
24/03/2006 - 10:53
Si la question n’était pas taboue et le débat absolument interdit par les gardiens de la sacro-sainte pensée unique (...)
The real issue of the "Erdal affair": the tolerance shown in Brussels to some forms of terrorism
07/03/2006 - 10:58
The Erdal Affair, from the name of the young Turkish terrorist of the extreme left who fled in rather picaresque circumstances (...)
La vraie question de "l'affaire Erdal" : la tolérance de Bruxelles face à certaines formes de terrorisme
07/03/2006 - 10:55
L’affaire Erdal, du nom de cette jeune terroriste turque d’extrême gauche qui s’est enfuie dans des conditions assez rocambolesques(...)
Le terrorisme, l'extrême gauche, les médias et l'Etat : le cas Joëlle Aubron
03/03/2006 - 11:00
Le traitement médiatique de la mort de Joëlle Aubron est un véritable cas d’école. Il est révélateur de la difficulté (...)
Le Londonistan, encore et toujours…
13/02/2006 - 11:03
Si les autorités britanniques croient réellement avoir tourné la page du Londonistan, qui avait fait de leur capitale le rendez-vous (...)
Caricatures : Europe, où est ton courage ?
06/02/2006 - 11:05
Pour l’Europe de la politique extérieure qui peine à se construire, la crise des caricatures de Mahomet est un test (...)
Au sujet des caricatures de Mahomet
30/01/2006 - 11:06
En septembre dernier, la publication de caricatures de Mahomet par un quotidien danois (l’une d’elles le représentait avec un turban (...)
Autorité palestinienne : l'heure de vérité
26/01/2006 - 11:09
Les urnes ont donc parlé : le Hamas pourrait se trouver en position de former le future gouvernement palestinien (...)
Pratiques secrètes de la CIA: un secret de Polichinelle, selon des experts (AFP)
24/01/2006 - 12:35
La guerre
20/01/2006 - 11:13
Si les mots ont un sens, alors la France a admis hier, par la voix de Jacques Chirac qu’elle était en guerre (...)
Belgische Terroriste was getrouwd met radicale (Het Laatste Nieuws)
30/11/2005 - 09:32
Suicide bomber "was Belgian woman" (Yhe Daily Telegraph)
30/11/2005 - 09:30
Le rapport qui met out le Polisario (Aujourd'hui le Maroc)
22/11/2005 - 09:34
"Nous poussons des jeunes dans le camp de l'islamisme" (France Soir)
06/09/2005 - 10:00
"Il me paraît évident que Bruxelles soit menacée" Paris Match
28/07/2005 - 08:42
Brussels prepares for terror attacks (The Bulletin)
14/07/2005 - 08:44
Palabras que matan (ABC)
10/07/2005 - 08:46
Les spécialistes du terrorisme privilégient la "piste irakienne" (Le Monde)
09/07/2005 - 08:49
Europe's radical young Muslims turn to violence (Financial Times)
09/07/2005 - 08:47
Le retour des djihadistes européens d'Irak inquiète les "services" (Le Monde)
26/06/2005 - 08:50
Djihad et islamisme en Belgique
01/06/2005 - 09:22
Claude MONIQUET. Editions Jourdan Le Clercq, 2005
"Des cellules terroristes existent partout en Europe" (Aujourd'hui en France)
11/03/2005 - 10:20
Europe Faces Its Terrorists (The Wall Street Journal)
28/01/2005 - 10:22
Une dizaine d'attentats majeurs ont été évités en Europe depuis 2001 (Le Monde)
10/12/2004 - 09:28
Al-Qaïda : la relève ouvre un nouveau cycle de terreur (Le Soir)
08/12/2004 - 10:30
In a country with homegrown terror, investigators struggle to sort out Spanish attack (The Boston Globe)
03/11/2004 - 10:34
Madrid bombings carry al-Qaida hallmark (UPI)
03/11/2004 - 10:32
"La guerra de Iral era necesaria para democratizar la region" (ABC)
27/09/2004 - 09:35
Europeans refuse to play Bin Laden Deadline Game (Reuters)
14/07/2004 - 09:37
Le Djihad : histoire secrète des hommes et des réseaux en Belgique
01/06/2004 - 09:24
Claude MONIQUET. Editions Ramsay, 2004
"Alemania sacara el tema a debate en la cumbre europea"
08/05/2004 - 09:43
Paris: Ricin find "non lethal" (CNN)
08/05/2004 - 09:39
France arrests 13 in Morocco suicide attacks (Los Angeles Times)
06/04/2004 - 09:45
"Le 11 mars a prouvé que l'Europe était une cible des islamistes" (La Libre Belgique)
05/04/2004 - 09:46
Member states' failure to share intelligence saps Europol work (European Voice)
25/03/2004 - 10:50
EU chiefs step up terror fight (The Washington Times)
25/03/2004 - 10:48
De wereld na Madrid (Humo)
23/03/2004 - 10:52
Espana: tensiones e investigaciones (BBC Mundo)
20/03/2004 - 10:55
El jefe del servicio secreto italiano dice que un informe de Al Qaeda apuntaba a Espana (El Pais)
20/03/2004 - 10:53
El Centro Europeo de Inteligencia asegura que el Gobierno obligo al CNI a mentir (ABC)
19/03/2004 - 10:56
Madrid move heightens risk of further bombings (Irish Examiner)
18/03/2004 - 11:00
Claude Moniquet is founder of the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (The Bulletin)
18/03/2004 - 10:59
"Le réseau a remporté une victoire politique" (Le Temps)
16/03/2004 - 11:02
Finding the bombers depends on forensic analysis of devices that caused carnage (The Independent)
13/03/2004 - 11:04
Europol et Interpol évoquent une opération majeure d'Al-Qaïda (Le Monde)
13/03/2004 - 11:03
Who's behind Madrid bombings? (CBC News)
11/03/2004 - 11:09
Spanish authorities struggle with blame (Herald Sun)
11/03/2004 - 11:08
Attentats terroristes : comment Al Qaida se propage (VSD)
24/12/2003 - 11:11
Why the resistance will increase (Asia Times)
20/12/2003 - 11:12
Europe tightens security following Turkish blasts (The Christian Science Monitor)
05/12/2003 - 11:22
Un nouveau rapport : Al-Qaïda deux ans après le 11 septembre 2001 (
13/09/2003 - 10:26
Russe oder Ami - einer lauschte mit (Focus)
19/05/2003 - 10:24
Histoire de l'espionnage mondial, Tome II : De la guerre froide à la guerre antiterroriste
01/06/2002 - 09:37
Claude MONIQUET et Genovefa ETIENNE. Editions du Félin et Luc Pire, 2002
La Guerre sans visage : de Waddi Haddad à Oussama Ben Laden, les réseaux de la peur
01/06/2002 - 09:29
Claude MONIQUET. Editions Michel Lafon, 2002
Histoire de l'espionnage mondial, Tome I : Les services secrets de l'Antiquité à la Seconde Guerre mondiale
01/06/2000 - 09:34
Claude MONIQUET et Genovefa ETIENNE. Editions du Félin et Luc Pire, 2000
Histoire des Juifs soviétiques
01/06/1989 - 09:33
Claude MONIQUET. Editions Olivier Orban, 1989
Touvier, un milicien à l'ombre de l'Eglise
01/06/1989 - 09:31
Claude MONIQUET. Editions Olivier Orban, 1989

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