South China Sea : the Mediterranean of Asia

We are pleased to announce that our Fall/Winter 2017 edition of the Geostrategic Maritime Review will be presented in Paris during Week 47.  RSVP before November 17, as space is limited : events@obgms.org  Under the direction of our board member and Senior Editor, Alessandro GIRAUDO, he has brought together a fine group of experts on the region, who examine and expose the history, geopolitical and geoeconomic, energy, trade, commodities and military aspects of this growing, strategic region. Our publication is in EnglishRead more

Strategic #Baltic #Sea now available @HarmattanParis

The President and the Editorial team of the Geostrategic Maritime Review , Spring/Summer 2017 edition are pleased to announce that our publication is now available here : http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=54076 . Happy Summer!  Our next edition will be presented in Paris in November. Here is the table of contents : Editorial Ellen Wasylina, President and Founder, IGMO Editor in Chief, GMR The Hanseatic League: the  product of climatic change, trade, politics,  weapons and religion Alessandro Giraudo Russia’s Strategic Advantage in the Baltic :Read more

Alessandro Giraudo book signing

We are pleased to announce that Alessandro Giraudo will be doing a book signing after our GMR8 Baltic Sea roundtable at the Hotel de l’Industrie, June 21 during the cocktail. To RSVP : events@obgms.org . Here below are the two books that Alessandro will be signing : Histoires Extraordinaires des Matières premières : https://bourin-editeur.fr/fr/books/histoires-extraordinaires-des-matieres-premieres Or, Argent et Folies des grandeurs : https://www.economica.fr/livre-or-argent-et-folies-des-grandeurs-giraudo-alessandro,fr,4,9782717869309.cfmRead more

Save the date : June 21, 2017 Strategic #Baltic Sea @industriefrance

We are pleased to announce that we will present the Spring/Summer edition 2017 of the Geostrategic Maritime Review on June 21, 2017 at the Hotel de l’industrie in Paris. The subject of this issue will be the Baltic Sea. We are delighted to provide a partial list of our contributors : Alessandro Giraudo, Cécile Théard-Jallu and Béatrice Fleuris and Jiri Valenta. As is customary, the President’s speech from the Blue Black Sea conference in Istanbul in December 2016 will be publishedRead more

The President will speak at af2i January 24, 2017

The President is truly honored to be a keynote speaker at the prestigious af2i forum on January 24, giving her perspective on the new Trump administration and policies. Her speech will address the geopolitical challenges and economic consequences of “Trumponomics”.  She will address the changing political scene and the strategic issues of defense, commerce and trade, technology and US leadership in the world and in international institutions . Herewith the link to the af2i website : http://www.af2i.org/investisseurs-institutionnels/af2i-manifestation-rentree-af2i-916.html  To receive the slidesRead more

IGMO : 2016 in review

As 2017 starts, we would like to look back on our accomplishments, our publications, our work in 2016. Herewith a short presentation of our activities : igmo-2016 PUBLICATIONS Our bi-annual publication, the Geostrategic Maritime Review (GMR), is now available at l’Harmattan Publishing House : http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=auteurs&obj=artiste&no=28376  Our Geostrategic Focus Series, started in 2015, are short papers on strategic studies that our members have written and are available free of charge, here : https://igmobservatory.org/institute-of-strategic-maritime-studies-isms/geostrategic-focus-series-n1-2015/ To order the President’s books on Ukraine and EU Defense, here isRead more

Happy New Year 2017

In this New Year 2017, full of uncertainty, crises, rumors of wars, frozen conflicts and mass movements of peoples, we remain optimistic that there are parties and organisations like IGMO that are contributing to a multi-lateral dialogue and are very modestly contributing to better relations and understanding amongst countries and peoples. As we look back on 2016, IGMO was mobilized to create dialogue and understanding in technology, entrepreneurship, strategic policy issues on migration and the Arctic, as well as talkRead more

#GMR7 is out @HarmattanParis : Quest for the #Arctic

We, Oleg Kobtzeff and the entire Editorial Board and authors are pleased to announce that our 2016 Fall/Winter N°7 edition our Geostrategic Maritime Review is now available at Harmattan Publishing : http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=numero&no_revue=934&no=52253 Thank you for supporting IGMO!Read more

The President speaks at the @5BlueBlackSea conference

The President is honored to speak in the opening panel, chaired by our very own board member, Dr Professor Nursin Guney, Vice-President of Bilgesam, at the Blue Black Sea Conference in Istanbul, December 12 and 13 at Marmara University. Herewith the link to the program : http://dosya.marmara.edu.tr/kongre/blueblacksea2016/ing_program.pdf Here is the link to the conference publication : http://dosya.marmara.edu.tr/kongre/blueblacksea2016/Proceeding.pdf  Here is the poster : poster_bbs The Twitter feed for the conference is @5BlueBlackSeaRead more