Marin Gillier is poised to step down as head of [...]
The ODAS promotes exports of French-made military materiel. The agency also negotiates arms sales between the French and the governments of other countries.
The surprise news on February 22 that Saudi Arabia had ordered six observation satellites from the US company Digital Globe, following on from Riyadh’s brutal ditching of the Euros 3 billion DONAS three-way package of French military materiel for Lebanon, [...]
At a little over 30 years old, Mohamed Bin Salman has in a matter of months become Saudi Arabia’s strong man. He is the all-powerful Minister of Defence, head of the royal court, director of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and chairman of the supreme council of Saudi Aramco and has control over all major affairs.Whether it be operations in Yemen against the rebel Houthis or negotia [...]