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Date: 16th November 2016


In the light of the US elections last week, experts and decision makers from the military, government, industry and academia gather to discuss the past, present, and future of the Franco-British defence relationship. Both Ministers of Defence, Yves le Drian and Michael Fallon will participate in the debates which will examine whether the US elections results

Date: 3rd March 2016


The Prime Minister and President Hollande discussed UK-France co-operation on counter-terrorism, migration, defence and nuclear energy. More here

Date: 1st March 2016

Britain as a Global Actor After Brexit

The LSE has launched a Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe. This consists of a series policy-oriented hearings, intended to be an authoritative contribution to the referendum debate and which will contribute to an LSE Commission report on the subject. Claire Chick, head of Defence at the FBC, will discuss the assets of the Franco-British Defence partnership in the hearing

Date: 7th February 2016

Europe: Problème ou Solution?

On the occasion of the annual colloque Les Entretiens Européens d'Enghien organised by IRIS, FBC’s Claire Chick participated in RFI’s Carrefour de l’Europe. The programme considered different European perspectives on whether Europe is a problem or a solution. Listen to Claire on Radio France Internationale (RFI) here. Claire

Date: 13th January 2016

Qui dirige l'Europe?

The annual colloque organised by the French institute IRIS -Les Entretiens Européens d'Enghien- will tackle the key European issues raised in 2016. Claire Chick will contribute to the first panel chaired by Director Pascal Boniface, and will question the Franco-British defence partnership in the political EU, potentially challenged by the forthcoming UK referendum.  Saturday 6 February

Date: 26th November 2015

Britain, France needs you in this fight against ISIS

In The Guardian, French Secretary of State for Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, asks Britain to come along with France in its fight against ISIS.  "On 13 November, France was struck at its very heart. These terrorist actions were the bloodiest and most horrifying attacks France has experienced in more than half a century. They caused hundreds of casualties, including one British

Date: 2nd November 2015

The Lancaster House Treaties, Five years on

Interview with Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France: Is solidarity the defining characteristic of the Lancaster House treaties? Has the partnership proved resilient? Do you believe in a Franco-British leadership in defence? Is Libya a topic.......Read more

Date: 23rd October 2015

La défense de l'Europe sans les Britanniques: YES or NO ?

Few Europeans would have wagered on the relevance of this question in 1998. But in 2015 the prospect of "Brexit" could threaten to unravel the web of security in the European Union ( EU). Should we be worried?   This article by Dr Claire Chick, Head of Defence at the FBC, appears in the latest issue of the Défense & Sécurité

Date: 22nd October 2015

Forces britanniques: la décennie perdue?

A special issue on British forces from the French DSI journal (Défense et Sécurité Internationale), October 2015. 

Date: 8th September 2015

2015 Franco-British Defence Report

Should terrorism be tackled by the Lancaster House treaties? How will the next UK Strategic Defence and Security Review take into account the Franco-British Defence partnership? Are France and Britain ready to deploy together? Can both countries share combat aviation? Report of the 2015 Defence conference available