Chine arctique (2) - La formation chinoise du nord

Over the last few years China has been multiplying commercial and political relationships with Arctic countries. Reciprocally, these countries have been deepening their Chinese bonds. For example, on 24 April 2014, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark paid a state visit to China, and was received by President Xi Jinping (Global Times, “China, Denmark eye closer relationship“, 2014-4-25). During this visit, a ceremony was held over the signature of several agreements, “involving maritime technology, energy conservation, and poverty elimination among other fields.” (Global Times, ibid). These new political and economic ties between Beijing and Copenhagen are being developed alongside new relations between China and Greenland (Viviane du Castel et Paulo Brito, Groenland, entre independence et recuperation géostratégique?, 2014), which, today, is partly autonomous […]

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Le changement climatique, un enjeu géostratégique? Oui!

“Winter is coming” This is the motto of the Starks, the eminent feudal family depicted in “Game of Thrones”, the fantasy novel series, by George R.R. Martin [1]. Its members are involved in numerous and interlocking power struggles between the different Houses of a kingdom, whose ruler is weak ( and meets a sad fate). This continent is dominated by a strange climate, divided in two seasons, a summer and a winter, each potentially lasting several years. Winters can be fearfully cold and snowy, induce mass starvation for a very long time, as well as terrible conflicts, and decide, by their harshness, like war, of the destiny of nations. When “Winter is coming”, the moment has come to get prepared for times dominated by cold, despair and […]

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Bienvenue à un nouvel auteur sur la sécurité du changement climatique

La Société d'analyse rouge (équipe) accueille le Dr Jean Michel Valantin, qui se concentrera sur les questions et problèmes liés au changement climatique et à la sécurité nationale. Le Docteur Jean-Michel Valantin (PhD Paris) est spécialisé en études stratégiques et en sociologie de la défense, et plus particulièrement en géostratégie de l'environnement. Il est l'auteur de Menaces climatiques sur l'ordre mondial. […]

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