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How does Asia feature in preparations for France’s 2013 Defence White Paper?

200px-Parmesan_Pannacotta_-_Amuse_Bouche_-_Lake_House_Restaurant,_DaylesfordPrior to the release of France’s new White Paper on Defence and National Security (DWP), the General Secretariat for Defence and Security has released an amuse-gueule: “The International and Strategic Evolutions Faced by France“. What does it have to say about Asia?

  • First, it confirms one of the findings of the 2008 DWP, that there is a “progressive shift in the strategic centre of gravity towards Asia”, but notes that this shift has accelerated. Asia “has become the epicenter of the strategic scene”, Continue reading

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