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Diplomacy Defence Disarmament Devlopment

Investing in defence to ensure peace and prosperity, not to make war. By Hélène Conway-Mouret


‘We – European progressives – have something to contribute on these eminently regal subjects of peace and war. Defence is everybody’s business and cannot remain the prerogative of the right wing of the political spectrum or of a few experts. Renaud Bellais and Axel Nicolas, members of the Observatoire de la défense-Orion of the Fondation Jean Jaurès, have understood this and propose a left-wing defence policy based on three principles that I fully support: “a definition of security that takes the individual as the central point of reference, an active role for the sovereign people in setting the objectives to be achieved, and a resolute internationalist commitment.”‘