Maîtriser la puissance de feu. Un défi pour les forces terrestres Focus stratégique, No. 61, September 2015
Over the last few decades, in order to limit the risk of collateral damage, tailoring the effects of firepower has become a main concern for Western armed forces.
Gangs have relied on cyberspace to evolve. New information technologies have allowed them to speed up and globalize their operations.
L'opération Serval à l'épreuve du doute : vrais succès, fausses leçons Focus stratégique, No. 59, July 2015
The deployment of French forces to Mali in January 2013 with the objective to counter the offensive of jihadist groups from Northern Mali, demonstrated the French armed forces’ ability to deploy on a very short notice and to conduct a long-distance expeditionary operation by themselves in...
European Defense Planning and the Ukraine Crisis: Two Contrasting Views Focus stratégique, No. 58, June 2015
As the Ukrainian crisis continues, it is now clear that Europe is facing a new strategic environment and needs to adapt.
From Al Qaeda to Islamic state, the international jihadist movement understands how to adapt to the web’s evolution, which it is using as an operating platform.
In the recent years Russia has made a significant effort in favor of modernizing its armed forces which allowed it to execute the swift annexation of Crimea in March 2014.
L’union ou la force ? Les défis des opérations multinationales contemporaines Focus stratégique, No. 55, March 2015
Contemporary multinational military operations occur in a strategic context characterized by the domination of limited conflicts for Western states.
Des armes à tout faire ? Modularité et polyvalence des équipements militaires Focus stratégique, No. 54, October 2014
Versatility and modularity have been praised as design imperatives for military hardware, in order to reduce costs as well as to facilitate training and maintenance.
Regarded as a revolutionary weapon at the beginning of the 20th century, the tank is now suffering from a lack of legitimacy: in the last 20 years, most European states have drastically reduced their tank fleets, sometimes even entirely removing them from their arsenals.