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07 Jan 2018

Emmanuel Macron to visit China as Beijing shifts focus from UK to France

By: Alice EKMAN, quoted by Kim Willsher in Paris and Tom Phillips in Beijing, The Guardian

China and France see French president’s visit as chance to transform bilateral ties after Brexit and election of Donald Trump. The French president, Emmanuel Macron...

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14 Dec 2017

Chinese Investment in Europe. A Country-Level Approach ETNC Report, December 2017

By: John SEAMAN, Mikko HUOTARI, Miguel OTERO-IGLESIAS, (eds.)

Chinese investments in Europe have surged in recent years, becoming both a source of hope and growing concern across the continent.

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13 Dec 2017

France, Germany, and the Quest for European Strategic Autonomy - Franco-German Defence Cooperation in A New Era Notes du Cerfa, No. 141, Ifri, Decembre 2017

By: Barbara KUNZ, Ronja KEMPIN

How can France and Germany contribute to reaching the goal of European strategic autonomy? This key question has been guiding the work with the present report. In the light of a more demanding security environment, but also a rare momentum...

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06 Dec 2017

Democracy in Africa: Reversing Backsliding after Ten Years of the African Charter on Democracy L'Afrique en questions, No. 41, 6 December 2017

By: Alfredo Tjiurimo HENGARI

Between 15-21 November 2017, a day short of one week, Africa’s second longest-serving leader, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was forced out of office through a spectacular coup d’État. The collapse of Mugabe is hardly surprising, with the...

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06 Dec 2017

Saving the Liberal Order from Itself Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 4, Winter 2017-2018

By: Jennifer LIND

The election of Donald Trump is a symptom of a general crisis in international liberal order.

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24 Nov 2017

European Space Programs and the Digital Challenge Ifri Reports, November 2017

By: Laurence NARDON, (ed.)

The exploration of space and the use of digital tools and systems have in common to be quite recent in human history but to have changed the world, society and economy by connecting people and things, breaking down borders, and redistributing...

08 Jan 2018

IFRI's Alice Ekman on Emmanuel Macron's state visit to China

Alice EKMAN, interview for RFI English desk
On his first state visit to China, the French president has pushed for more European involvement in China's ambitious multi-billion dollar project to...
08 Jan 2018

Macron in China: "The new Silk Road cannot be one-way"

Alice EKMAN, quoted by Catherine Hardy, Euronews (with Reuters).
"I came to tell you, is that Europe is back". French President Emmanuel Macron says China and Europe should work together on Beijing's "Belt and...
07 Jan 2018

Emmanuel Macron to visit China as Beijing shifts focus from UK to...

Alice EKMAN, quoted by in Paris and in Beijing, The Guardian
China and France see French president’s visit as chance to transform bilateral ties after Brexit and election of Donald Trump. The French president,...
19 Dec 2017

RT Brings Its Russian Perspective to France

RT, dubbed as an "organ of influence and deceitful propaganda" by President Emmanuel Macron in May during a joint news conference with Vladimir...
19 Dec 2017

RT Brings Its Russian Perspective to France

PARIS — Minutes after it began broadcasting on Monday night, the new television channel RT France took aim at the country and its president, Emmanuel...
12 Dec 2017

France’s Macron takes lead in climate change battle, with the U.S....

PARIS — The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris climate change accord, but on Tuesday dozens of world leaders and philanthropists met to...