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Israel downloadWhen the current war between Israel and Hamas ends, the problem that ignited it, and the previous wars between Israel and her neighbors since 1948, will remain, says Joseph E Fallon. How to secure both Palestinian national self-determination and Israeli national security?

A proposal on how to achieve both exists. It has existed since 1947. It is the two-state solution. It was the basis for the UN partition plan of 1947. It was the basis of The Oslo Accords (1993, 1995) between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. It was the central feature of the Saudi Peace Initiative, (2002, 2007) which "Arab leaders unanimously reapproved..."

With the Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995, a two-state solution was accepted in principle by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).The PLO had legal authority to accept the two-state plan as it been recognized as the "representative of the Palestinian people" by the Arab League and the United Nations in 1974 and by Israel in 1993.



Helen Duchene downloadRemarks by the French Ambassador H.E. Hélène Duchêne at the French Embassy Residence in London to delegates to the Eurodefense London Presidents Council and Conference 13th November 2023

On 4 December 1999, Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Jacques Chiraq adopted the Saint-Malo Declaration, a key milestone in the development of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
Prime Minister Blair himself described the Declaration as a "historic agreement" during the press conference which followed the Saint-Malo Franco-British Summit.


The Treaty of Westphalia determined basic principles of the relationships between European states which have lasted for centuries. The conclusion of the invasion – whatever it may be, whenever it comes – could be similarly epoch-making. What the EU thinks and does then will be significant, even though currently unthought. This brief article explores starting points.


joseph.fallonRussia's Black Sea Fleet is one of Moscow's principle weapons for defeating Ukraine militarily thereby defeating the U.S. geopolitically. For Washington, the Russian Black Sea Fleet is the proverbial fly in the ointment capable of upending the unipolar world order created after 911 establishing the U.S. as the world's hegemon.

Read the full article by Joseph E Fallon at

PTE.14375398 Ronald Hickman.

9042353 orig Sherwoods3 Platoon B Company.
Batt. Sherwood Foresters

5th Dec 1943

Dear Mum, Dad

You must by now be concerned, not having had a letter from me for such a long time. Well the news of the landings in Italy must by now be well known all over England, so I am able to tell you that about seventy lads including myself were drafted into the Foresters to make them up to strength for the assault at Salerno. We only knew that it was for real when a dive bomber shot at us in the landing craft. We landed on the beaches in the early morning of the 9th Sept.


Maria ZuppelloPutin continues to exploit his friendship with Brasilia. Lula's government refuses to extradite Cherkasov, the Russian agent who tried to infiltrate the Hague Court with a false passport, to the US. Meanwhile, fears of cyber-penetration by hackers for the Kremlin grows, writes Maria Zuppello.

Russia's long shadow continues to stretch over Brazil and now spans many sectors, including cyber and real estate. Above all, the next few days are likely to offer a surprise twist on what now has all the makings of a spy story straight out of a John le Carré novel. On Thursday 27th July came the Brazilian government's "no" to the extradition to the United States of Sergei Cherkasov, a John Hopkins graduate and Russian GRU spy with the false Brazilian identity of Viktor Muller Ferreira, who was returned to Brazil by the Dutch authorities before he could start an internship at the International Court at The Hague, Netherlands He has been in prison since April 2022, first in São Paulo and latterly in Brasilia.


Liviu Muresan PicOn August 22nd to 24th, 2023, South Africa will host the 15th BRICS Summit at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. BRICS consists of five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The "BRIC" concept was created in 2001 by the economist Jim O'Neill from Goldman Sachs, and the "S" was added after South Africa joined the group in 2010, writes Liviu Muresan.


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Dr Evan Ellis downloadAn exploration of the People's Republic of China (PRC) engagement with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) including Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia, by Professor R Evan Ellis. See next page


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