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(B2) A few books to enhance your end of year

Is our world more dangerous?

Several researchers, authors and journalists came together under the leadership of Sonia Le Gouriellec, researcher at IRSEM, to produce this little booklet published by Armand Colin. They address several themes: Are terrorists barbarians, crazy and stupid? Is Israel a model of security to follow? Can a war break out in the South China Sea or between Iran and Saudi Arabia? Should we fear a war of civilizations? Is our foreign policy dominated by the United States? Etc.

  • Ed. Armand Colin, September 2017, 160 pages, €12,90

dictionary of war and peace

Bringing together more than 300 entries and calling on more than 200 contributors - academics, soldiers, civil society actors -, this dictionary aims to offer a series of essential benchmarks for analyzing these issues of our time, with a dual objective: to constitute a work reference in French on strategic issues and contribute to the consolidation of studies on war and peace in the French-speaking world. Under the leadership of General Benoît Durieux, former director of the center for advanced military studies (CHEM), is commander of the 6th light armored brigade, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, director of the Institute for Strategic Research at the Military School ( IRSEM) and Frédéric Ramel, university professor at Sciences Po Paris, researcher at CERI-CNRS.

  • Presses universitaires de France (PUF), Quadrige pocket diaries collection, October 2017, 1560 pages, €39

« mountain soldier »

The Mountain Troops are celebrating their 2018th anniversary in 130. This richly illustrated book, published in the 'Beaux livres' collection, is intended as a tribute to the 6500 Alpine soldiers of the 27th mountain infantry brigade (BIM).

Trained in the mountains, sent on external operations, the mountain soldier is a very special fighter. Linked by the strong idea of ​​a “rope spirit”, they prove that a demanding environment like the mountains strengthens their skills as soldiers. Their resistance, their efficiency, their performances are recognized and used all over the world, notably in the Afghan mountains yesterday and in the Malian desert today.

  • Ed. Glénat, "Fine Books" collection, publication January 2018, 192 pages, €35


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).