mercredi 25 mai 2011

Resurgence of France? That is the question from India


Ci-après une discussion à trois concernant la position de la France sur la scène mondiale et ses relations avec l'Inde. Ainsi en compagnie des alliés Olivier Kempf d'Etudes Géopolitiques Européennes et Atlantiques, et JGP de Mon Blog Défense, je pus aborder ces points (en langue anglaise).
N'hésitez pas en outre à vous rendre sur le site Daily World Watch de ce journaliste d'origine Indienne, Sumantra Maitra, pour prendre connaissance de ses analyses liés aux évènements géopolitiques de la zone du sous-continent Indien. L'Inde qui est au fond un partenaire éminement prometteur pour la France et l'Europe : une grande puissance émergente indépendante avec laquelle nombre de partenariats civils et militaires sont envisageables.

Une approche qui semble payer selon Aeroplans.fr : Les industriels français à l’honneur sur le marché militaire indien
Après avoir été décrit comme inefficace à une certaine époque, il semblerait que le lobbying français en Inde porte désormais ses fruits puisque deux très bonnes nouvelles pour l’industrie aéronautique française ont été annoncées à quelques semaines d’intervalles.
La première fait état de la présélection de l’avion phare de Dassault, le Rafale, pour le méga contrat MMRCA. La seconde concerne quant à elle la modernisation de la flotte des Mirage 2000H de New Dehli, qui servira entre autres à faire patienter les forces aérienne du pays en attendant le vainqueur de la compétition MMRCA
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L'introduction de l'article :
The century, right from the start of it, was written in blood. Starting with the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks, and the Famous French newspaper declaration of “Today we are all Americans…”, the decade wrote a future of a whole generation, and forged the World, with the greatest clash of ideologies since cold war. The clash between “free spirit” and “state-community-religious dominance”. Some thinkers are even saying that this is the historic turn back to “Laissez Faire”, a revival of freedom, the way classical age philosophers defined.

Moving back to the modern proverbial “cold cruel” world, the thing that however got the attention of many was the resurgence of FRANCE. Often termed as Colonial Hangover by some cynical press, no one can deny, that the name of only one nation was in the middle of every major international crisis, starting from Afghanistan, to not being in Iraq, to mediating in between Russia and Georgia, to Libya and Ivory Coast. One man, Nicolas Sarkozy, made headlines, with declaring that he himself was physically and actively present during the Berlin Wall collapse, to sitting in front of Taj Mahal and dissing Pakistan during Joint-Statement, in one of the most scathing attacks ever by any modern era Head of the States during their visit to India.

India and France goes back in history, and modern India is just not only a democratic sister to France, (Democracy is a pretty rare thing in South Asia, and that way, even with faults, India is different than its neighbours!) but much more than that. But since India is an Anglophone country, and we don’t have much access to mainstream French media and French opinions and analysis, I decided to form a set of common questions, answers to which will explain the position of France and the common notions on its neo-assertiveness.

It was a delight for me, that my questions was answered by some of the best bloggers and experts on Geo-Strategy and International Relations. Olivier Kempf from Etudes Géopolitiques Européennes et Atlantiques, Yannick Harrel from Cyberstrategie Est Ouest and JGP from Mon Blog Défense replies to my questions in this discussion. I am also grateful to Clarisse Carnets, who helped me regarding ideation, of this interview. It was an absolute pleasure, working with them.

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