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The Sahel, geopolitical epicentre

Livre Le Sahel, épicentre géopolitique

Through an insightful analysis of the sociogenesis of extremism and crime in the Sahel and the paradigm shifts, the author unpacks the historical, political and cultural dynamics that have shaped the Sahel into a geopolitical epicentre. This book offers a rich and nuanced look at the Sahel, highlighting local structural initiatives [...].

The South versus the West?

Le Sud contre l’Occident ?

The year 2023 saw an increase in diplomatic exchanges within a "global south". These forums (BRICS+, SCO, G20, Group of 77, New Silk Roads Summit, etc.) reflect new balances of power and, above all, new forms of diplomacy that refuse to be aligned with yesterday's dominant powers. This issue also takes a look at the thorny issue of [...].

The Russian war or the price of Empire

Livre La guerre russe ou le prix de l'Empire

In the West, Russia is associated with extreme forms of struggle, both offensive and defensive. It was through war that the Russia of the Tsars entered the concert of European nations. The USSR set itself up as a champion of peace and friendship between peoples, but it was through war that it became a world power.

The German war

Livre La guerre allemande

The question of the German people's responsibility for the events of the Second World War is a complex historical one. Although the Germans did not want a new war in 1939, the tenacity of the German soldiers kept the fighting going until the end of the war. The question of political awareness [...]

The Normandie-Niemen epic

Livre L'épopée du Normandie-Niemen

Normandie-Niemen is a French fighter regiment that was sent to fight in the skies over the Eastern Front. It was the only Allied armed force to fight alongside the Red Army, and its reputation was justified by its participation in 869 air battles and 273 confirmed victories. Nevertheless, the regiment remains little-known in France - despite [...]

The Year of National Defence 2024 (ADN 2024)

L'Année de la Défense Nationale 2024 (ADN 2024)

The resurgence of high-intensity warfare in Europe and the weakening of both Western economies and democracies have brought defence concerns back to the fore. The aim is to put the events of 2022 into perspective over time, and to analyse them through the eyes of the best experts in the field.

France and the war in space

La France face à la guerre dans l’espace

In issue 9, Esprit Défense focuses on the space challenges of war, but also on the deep sea and cyber. ESPRIT DÉFENSE, Autumn 2023 Read more

Weygand - The intransigent


Weygand is a key figure in understanding the two world wars. In the light of new archives, Max Schiavon revisits this controversial figure, from the trenches of 1914 to the Vistula, the Armistice of June 1940, his arrest by the Gestapo in 1942 and his treason trial in 1948. Taillandier, November 2023 Max SCHIAVON [...]

Henry Kissinger - The diplomat of the century

Gérard ARAUD, Henry Kissinger

National Security Adviser and then Secretary of State under Nixon, Kissinger played a major role in American international policy during the Cold War. This is a portrait of a man who left his mark on his time. Texto, January 2023 Gérard ARAUD Further information