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Terrorist Attacks on European Business Operations: Case Study the Amenas Hostage Crisis.

Terrorist Attacks on European Business Operations: Case Study the Amenas Hostage Crisis.

On 16 January 2013, the AQIM splinter faction ‘Signed in Blood Battalion’, a group which normally operates in southern Algeria, attacked a natural gas facility owned by european oil companies…

French Minister Girardin : Preparing next International Climate Conference 2015, in Paris.

French Minister Girardin : Preparing next International Climate Conference 2015, in Paris.

As part of the preparation of the Paris International Climate Conference 2015, the French Minister of Development , International Cooperation and Francophonie Ms. Annick Girardin organize a debate at PRG (The Radical…

France: “Paris, democracy and secularism, well worth a war”

France: “Paris, democracy and secularism, well worth a war”

  by Alejandro Ronard Alem.- One month after the bloody attacks in Paris, French society rediscovers the horror of terrorism; rediscovers the societal fractures that divide the new generations, especially…

France: Yearly Review on Operation SANGARIS

France: Yearly Review on Operation SANGARIS

Report  by ESN Associate Director Alejandro Ronard Alem.-    Almost a year to the day that the French military operation SANGARIS was launched in the Central African Region (RCA), general Eric Bellot des Miniéres, Commander of…

France and Operation Barkhane showing progress in Mali.

France and Operation Barkhane showing progress in Mali.

A multi-national military initiative took out some two dozen terrorists in Mali’s Kidal region. The latest action came as part of Operation Barkhane. Military forces from France, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina…

French, Germans, Italians and U.S. forces in Djibouti, East Africa.

French, Germans, Italians and U.S. forces in Djibouti, East Africa.

European nations and Washington have been building up large military presence in Djibouti and training regional armies to fight al-Shabab and piracy in Somalia. The French still maintain a major…

French Troops in Africa

French Troops in Africa

 by Alejandro Ronard Alem.- While the French Minister of Defense ended their year-end tour, specially dedicated to meet the troops of the two largest French military operations in Mali (SERVAL)…

European Union to send troops to Bangui in Central African Republic.

European Union to send troops to Bangui in Central African Republic.

European Union foreign ministers are to discuss broadening the French mission to the Central African Republic, possibly by adding some EU military or civil involvement, at their Jan. 20 meeting.…

French military operation in the Central African Republic.

French military operation in the Central African Republic.

  By Alejandro Ronard Alem.-  The French military operation in CAR (Central African Republic) enters a second phase looking to disarm the Islamic militias Sélékan (1) and also the self-defense…

London,U.K.: Former Goldman and Harvard, Elias Preko to 4-1/2 years in prison for laundering nigerian corruption ring.

London,U.K.: Former Goldman and Harvard, Elias Preko to 4-1/2 years in prison for laundering nigerian corruption ring.

Former Goldman Sachs banker Elias Preko was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison by a London court on Monday for laundering $5 million on behalf of James Ibori, the former…

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