Crisis in Ukraine: diplomatic sequence in Paris, Washington expects an imminent Russian attack

A Russian convoy in Crimea, January 18, 2022. AP The objective is to reduce tensions between Moscow and Kiev, which have been rising steadily in recent months: Russian, Ukrainian, French and German negotiators met on Wednesday January 26 at midday in Paris – according to the “Normandy” format – to try to defuse the crisis … Read more

Ukraine: concern and diplomatic maneuvers after a week of fruitless talks

A Ukrainian soldier in a trench, on the front line, facing pro-Russian separatists, January 10, 2022. ANDRIY DUBCHAK / AP At the end of a week of fruitless discussions between the United States and Russia, the tension is far from having subsided in Ukraine, Friday January 14. The United States has accused Moscow of stationing … Read more

Biden to offer Putin ‘diplomatic channel’ on Ukraine in appeal Thursday

US President Joe Biden in Washington, November 18, 2021, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, December 4, 2021. MANDEL NGAN, MIKHAIL METZEL / AFP US President Joe Biden will offer his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday, December 30 a “Diplomatic channel” to emerge from the Ukraine crisis in a phone call – the … Read more

New diplomatic pass between Germany and Russia after the murder of a Chechen exile in Berlin

Defense lawyers (left to right) Christian Koch, Ingmar Pauli and Robert Unger, at the verdict delivered at the Higher Regional Court in Berlin on December 15, 2021, in the murder of Zelimkhan Tornike Khangochvili. CHRISTOPHE GATEAU / AFP The tension escalates between Germany and Russia. On Monday, December 20, the latter announced the expulsion of … Read more

The call for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics marries an expected geopolitics

Demonstration in front of the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles to call for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics on November 3. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP Who will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics (OG) taking place from February 4 to 20, 2022, in Beijing? Sportsmen, first – the # nobeijing2022 campaign, … Read more

Beijing 2022 Olympic Games: “The diplomatic boycott is the first stage of the rocket”

A masked woman stands in front of the Beijing Winter Olympics logo, ahead of the Olympic Torch Exhibition Tour at the University of Posts and Telecommunications in the capital of China on December 9. CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS / REUTERS In the wake of the United States which, on December 6, announced their decision to observe … Read more

Beijing 2022 Olympic Games: Australia will not send a diplomatic representative either

Protest against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Sydney on June 23, 2021. SAEED KHAN / AFP After the United States, here is Australia’s turn. Canberra will not send any diplomatic representatives to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, its Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday (December 8th), joining the diplomatic boycott announced by Washington … Read more

The United States announces a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in 2022

By being present, “the American diplomatic representation would treat these Games as if nothing had happened, despite the gross human rights violations and China’s atrocities in Xinjiang. And we simply cannot do that,” said the statement. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki. China had warned earlier on Monday that it would take “countermeasures” if the United … Read more

In Vienna, tense diplomatic reunion around Iranian nuclear power

See Vienna again. This was for months the hope of the chanceries involved in the rescue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. In the spring, six rounds of negotiations took place. were held in the Austrian capital with representatives from Tehran, with a dual objective: the … Read more

Diplomatic crisis: Algiers welcomes declarations “respectful” of Paris

The head of Algerian diplomacy Ramtane Lamamra in August 2021 in Algiers. – / AFP The head of Algerian diplomacy Ramtane Lamamra welcomed, Wednesday, November 10, statements by France “Showing respect” towards his country in the midst of a diplomatic crisis, and announced that Algiers would participate in a conference on Libya in Paris on … Read more