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02
Jun

A Preemptive Capitulation ?

By Dr Françoise Thom ─ Paris, June 23, 2003.

Professor Thom underscores how anti-Americanism brings out the basest instincts within French politics and leads to a coalescing of destructive forces threatening my country’s future. To sum up, my main argument is that anti-Americanism is bad for France...

Fri
26
Apr

Vladimir Putin’s Russia

By Dr Françoise Thom ─ Prague, April 26, 2002.

Russian elites and KGB have found common ground on one issue, restoring Russia as a great power,  as long as the energy giants and the financial-industrial magnates are able to persuade Putin that they are the best instruments to reach this goal...

Thu
14
Dec

Le partenariat énergétique entre l’Union Européenne et la Russie

Par Françoise Thom ─ Paris, le 14 décembre 2000.

Le but de toujours de la Russie est d'évincer les États-Unis de la sécurité européenne pour occuper une place centrale dans celle-ci. L'un des moyens envisagés est de créer, en tissant un réseau de liens bilatéraux, une situation de dépendance énergétique avec certains d’entre eux, l’Allemagne notamment. 

Wed
01
Nov

The European Energy Partnership with Russia: a Risk for Europe?

By Françoise Thom ─ Paris, November  1, 2000.

A few days ago, a consortium was established between the Russian Company GazpromGaz de France, the German Wintershall and the Italian SNAM to build a  two billion dollar pipeline that would bring to western Europe natural gas from Russian soil.

 

Sun
23
Jul

An Assessment Of Putin’s First Months In Power

By Dr. Françoise Thom ─ Paris, July 23, 2000.

The areas where Putin already acts independently are easy to spot: they all bear the unmistakable mark of Putin’s KGB world view. Putin came to power with the support of the hard-line military, but, once elected, he dismissed 60 generals...

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