The European Union’s so-called Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) celebrates its 15th birthday in a state of deep hibernation, to use the expression employed by the French Chief of the Defence Staff, admiral Guillaud. [1] Once the centre of attention and the winner of all popularity contests — Eurobarometers made a point of showcasing its …

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS : The Russian deployment of asymmetric tactics represents a new challenge to NATO. Events in Ukraine demonstrate in particular Russia’s ability to effectively paralyse an opponent in the pursuit of its interests with a range of tools including psychological operations, information warfare and intimidation with massing of conventional forces. Such operations may …

Created in 1972, DCI is an intermediate sized service company, in which the French government is the concurring shareholder. As an operator in the transfer of Ministry of Defense know-how, DCI proposes services, to foreign countries, based on a capability approach. This approach consists in providing an operational capability and not merely accompanying equipment sales. …

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Nexter Systems (Nexter), two leading European providers of land defence systems, intend to share their future road ahead. On 01. July 2014 in Paris, the owners of the French and German companies signed a Heads of Agreement to this effect. The alliance of the two groups under the umbrella of a …