“BRICS, a real G5 global actor, is consolidating its position as a competitor to G7, while the US and the EU find it more and more difficult to control economic development on a global scale and to impose Western values. The latest developments reported from the war in Ukraine have brought to the surface the difficulties in maintaining various countries’ willingness to continue their support for the war.”
By Eurodefense Portugal Board Member Paulo Moniz
Newsletter #14, issued in November 2022, has in its background the increasingly uncertain war in Ukraine. The conflict has entered a slow and continuous escalation, in which the aggressor, through attacks on the country’s energy infrastructure, tries to break the will to fight of the Ukrainian people and government. The future is uncertain because, although the statements of the leaders of the EU and other countries helping Ukraine show firmness, there are some hints of making this aid conditional to the Ukrainian government adopting the possibility of negotiating with his aggressor, even if there is no indication that the other party has a willingness to negotiate.
In the Editorial General AF Federico Yaniz (R), Vice-president of ED-España, describes the way in which the EU has helped Ukraine and continues to do so directly and indirectly, going into detail over the Conclusions of the EU Council of last 20th and 21st October.
The number also includes Spanish translations of the Reports of the Migration Policy and the Mediterranean Basin EuroDefense Observatories prepared by Ambassador De la Cámara, on behalf of ED-España, for the Council of Presidents in The Hague last October.
General AF Federico Yaniz (R) presents us the advances made by the EU in the space field.
General Luis Feliu (R), member of ED-España, focuses on the need for the EU to review its strategic interests and determine the best way to defend them under the foreseeable new international scenario.
Colonel Juan López Díaz, SP Marines (R), and Mr. Conrado Navarro, members of ED-España, present us a paper on the current energy situation, the transition to non-fossil fuel energy and his effect in the fields of Security and Defense.
Finally, Dr. Tina Linhard, International University of Profesional Studies Maui (Hawaii), and Dr. Martín Ramírez, member of ED-España, reflect on a planned new world order initiated by certain groups of interest in the West.
Newsletter #14 concludes with the traditional sections of news and reviews.
By Ralph Thiele, President of EuroDefense – Germany