Didier Chaudet (Non Resident Scholar)

Geopolitics on the Silk route.

Pakistan: Some Important words to understand. This is a brief note to explain a complicated country with a population of 192.8 millions. But it is necessary to understand; its geography, between Eurasia, Middle east, India, in fact it’s a “Pivot State”, a key country for the stability of Asia and its new “Silk Route” as […]

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The “Afghanistan-Pakistan” dossier, under “President Trump”

It appears that Americans are inevitably faced with a Trump / Clinton duel. One of the two could define international diplomacy in the coming years. President Obama leaves them a mixed legacy on foreign policy in general, and on the “AfPak” dossier in particular. Obama’s results particularly in the “AfPak” region are mediocre, to Say […]

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President Hillary Clinton’s Af-Pak policy

We saw last week, that a Trump presidency would, at first sight, be rather bad news for the Afghan conflict and for US-Pakistan relations. But would Clinton, as president, do better? While the former First Lady and Secretary of State has a long experience of regional affairs, that does not mean she is an expert […]

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Afghan Migrant Situation and European Reaction

We often forget that a significant proportion of refugees who now knock on the door of Europe are Afghans. Between January and December 2015, they were 200,000 to seek asylum in one of the EU countries. 6 times more than in 2014. The Afghans are the second largest group to migrate and make an application […]

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Oman and Pakistan, the two key countries that can achieve Saudi-Iran “detente”?

2016 began with a dangerous rekindling of the Cold War that has existed for some time between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Given that this tension between the two states is in part fuelling the intensity of the wars in Yemen and Syria, one realises how essential it is to change this dangerous antagonism into a […]

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The Afghan peace process is also a process to appease Afghan-Pakistan relations

Relatively little is being said about it in the French media because Afghanistan has been forgotten due to the crisis in Syria, and because Westerners are not, this time, on the frontline, but the inter-Afghan peace process is striving, with difficulty, to emerge. The first meeting on this subject took place on January 11, 2016, […]

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Russia, Afghanistan, and the Taliban

It is difficult to imagine a case where Europeans, Americans and Russians can so easily agree on Afghanistan. At least as much, if not more, than the West, the Kremlin is concerned about the weakness of the Afghan state and the terrorist threat that could re-emerge from the territory. This explains the strengthening of cooperation […]

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