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Petroyuan and Saudi Arabia: From the temptation of the US “Military QE” to the creation of a Middle East 3.0

PUBLIC REVIEW of our monthly bulletin GEAB (November, 2017). Subscribe here ! End 2017/early 2018, all major Western Central Banks will be putting a final stop to the 2008 crisis-related unconventional monetary policies, namely the famous quantitative easing policies (QEs) which enabled to provide liquidity to those banks which saw their mutual confidence for borrowing collapse ...

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Trump’s America: the lifting of the US default taboo

PUBLIC COMMUNIQUE of our monthly bulletin GEAB March, 2017. Subscribe here ! Without Kissinger to negotiate the petrodollar and put the US currency back to the centre of the global game after the shock of Nixon’s announcement in 1971 to halt the convertibility of the dollar to gold, the greenback would never have been ...

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The military or Erdogan, again (Excerpt GEAB October 2015)

This article was published by our team in October 2015, in a very specific context: the Russian crisis was not solved yet, Syrian trap, Erdogan having political difficulties etc. We can verify today the precision of this anticipation, and more precisely of the possibility of a “coup d’etat”. The other ...

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Should the European Internet be dependent on the US Department of Commerce?

by régis Jamin 18/04/2005 On 12 October 2004, the European Commission, after several years of work and following a tedious call for tenders, finally signed a contract with Eurid, formalizing its status as the “EU” registry. Would European identification on the Internet, known as’.EU’, finally be available to European companies ...

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NATO in the face of loss of confidence in American leadership

GEAB extract N°4 15/04/2005 The surprising public statements of retired American generals (Source International Herald Tribune, 15/04/2006) denouncing the mismanagement of Ronald Rumsfeld’s invasion of Iraq, or even the very decision to invade the country, show that even in the United States the American military leadership is in crisis. And ...

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Transatlantic Leadership facing Tomorrow’s Challenges

  Executive summary – 2nd Transatlantic Miami Week (April 26th/30th 2004) 13/05/2004   For three days, a hundred participants and speakers coming from throughout the USA and the European Union, and also from Middle East and Africa, have gathered into the superb location of Miami Children’s Museum in order to ...

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Transatlantic – Europe2020 / Tiesweb cooperation

  16/04/2004   Born more or less at the same time (1997-98), Tiesweb [1] and Europe 2020 often worked together with the hope to contribute to reinforce transatlantic links from a “people-to-people” point of view. Beyond the structural partnership binding the two organisations, a number of concrete events brought them together: ...

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International Education: the only cement for any Transatlantic Bridge

  by Franck Biancheri 18/03/2004   Think of this seemingly stupid sentence :‘the world is getting globalized !’. It does contain something not stupid though as it is true that in today’s world all local issues are now interconnected. From Irak’s war to jobs outsourcing, from scientific research to religious trends, everything ...

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The United Nations and New York

by Belisarius 02/03/2004 As a sign of the times, the United Nations building in New York, a post-war legacy, needs to be thoroughly renovated. It is not (only) a question of removing the microphones of Blair, Bush and others. Almost 60 years after its conception, while the silhouette remains elegant, ...

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What common EU policy towards North America by 2020?

Executive summary – Seminar GlobalEurope 2020 EU/North America (The Hague, January 28, 2004) 12/02/2004 « The transatlantic future is not what it used to be » Clingendael Institute This sentence perfectly qualifies the richness and quality of the contributions and discussions that took place in the framework of the 2nd ...

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Seminar GlobalEurope 2 / EU-North America

The Hague (Clingendael Institute), January 28, 2004 28/01/2004 Organised in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Concept Relations between EU and North America are the central strategic axis of international relations in the coming decades. Those two continents represent both the greatest democratic groups in the world and ...

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Sustaining the Transatlantic Bridge

by Brian Murphy 15/12/2003   The transatlantic relationship has experienced a period of turbulence that has generated questions about its durability and relevance. The New Transatlantic Agenda (1995) sought to maintain a healthy partnership when it launched a series of citizen-level dialogues to build bridges across the Atlantic. These dialogues, ...

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World trade after Cancun

  by Tim Rogmans 19/11/2003   The failure of the Cancun summit has been thoroughly analysed by many parties. Inevitably this analysis results in finger pointing at the various countries that are presumed guilty for the failure. Although every player has a different culprit to aim at (« the other guys »), ...

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Transatlantic perspectives on Iraq

by Tim Erickson 07/02/2003 This war has become a highly emotional issue for all of us. Judging it in a sensible light has become more difficult than ever. Your discussion forum does provide a way to listen to various opinions and put them in perspective” – writes a participant from ...

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Europe and America

by Adrian Taylor 22/03/2002 “Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world” George Washington, September 19th 1796 [1] “The stunning and unexpectedly rapid success of the military campaign in Afghanistan was a tribute to American capacity, but it has perhaps reinforced some ...

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Bigger, but better ?

by Kilian Strauss 15/06/2001 A critical reflection on the planned second wave of NATO Enlargement Prague, September 2002. The first NATO summit ever to be held on the territory of a former Warsaw pact member draws to its conclusion, with the gathered nineteen heads of state set to approve a ...

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