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 knowledge, power and control.
European issues are transversely covered by almost all programs of Ifri. Some programs pay particular attention to these themes: the Study Committee for French-German relations (Cerfa), the French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (CFA) and our office in Brussels, Ifri-Bruxelles.
All European themes - institutional, economic, citizenship, security - are subject to specific studies and debates.
In the week following Trump’s election, Ifri published a study to identify the likely changes in U.S. foreign policy. From the outset, this election appeared as a change in the U.S.’ trajectory, with consequences on the power relations and functioning of the international system.
Kind Words, Cruise Missiles, and Everything in Between. The Use of Power Resources in U.S. Policies towards Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus 1989–2008 Soviet and Post Soviet Politics and Society (SPPS), Vol. 174
According to realist premises, the United States has an interest in remaining the world's only superpower, thus creating the need to manage and maintain unipolarity. The pursuit of this grand strategy, however, required the U.S. to adapt its various strategies to individual states. Poland,...
The reasons for the result of the UK’s June 2016 referendum reveal nothing we didn’t already know. They have to do with the development of British society and political debates particular to the UK.
Macron's presidency offers a rare chance to revive the French-German relationship just when Europe needs it most.
It remains difficult to predict who will be the eventual winner of France’s upcoming presidential elections, with the first round to take place April 23 and a runoff between the top two candidates set for May 7.
This book was authored by the Insight_e European consortium, in which the Ifri Center for Energy was involved between 2014 and 2017. It is based on the key research projects carried out over the last three years on the Energy Union, greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies, security of gas...
France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...
With Trump, Time to Reinvent the European Trade Policy Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 1, Spring 2017
The new American administration’s protectionist tendencies need to be taken seriously.
Making Sense of Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood: Main Geopolitical and Security Parameters ARI 10/2017, 30 January 2017, Elcano Institute, Ifri
Europe’s southern neighbourhood is a diverse but interlinked geopolitical ensemble, whose specificities need to be carefully assessed before Europeans devise dedicated security strategies, divide responsibilities and make policy decisions.
Turkey and the Middle East: A New (Dis)Order in the Middle East: Stakes for Europe and Turkey Séminaire & Table ronde
Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the World War I, efforts by both regional or international powers to build a sustainable regional order in the Middle East have failed. While some debate on the best conceivable order for the region, others argue that we should...
Global gas market trends and the role of gas in the European energy transition Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtable
There is a sustained global demand growth for gas. Ample production and large investments into LNG export infrastructures in Australia and the USA and into receiving terminals all over the world are boosting trade, supported by lower prices and more flexible supplies....
The Western Balkans in the European Union: Enlargement to What, Accession to What? International Conference
Conference organized by the Austro-French Center for Rapprochement in Europe (CFA) , the Instituto Affari Internazional (IAI)i , the Centre international de formation européenne (Cife), in cooperation with the Italien Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
As China elaborates on the design of its "Belt and Road Initiative" (OBOR), the place of Europe within this project is slowly but surely taking shape.
Closed-door Seminar with Her Excellency Kersti KALJULAID, President of the Republic of Estonia.
The Ukrainian crisis buried 25 years of attempts by Russia to become part of an "extended West" or "Wider Europe". Despite obvious differences between Russian presidents since Boris Yeltsin, the conceptual course in favour of "integration" with Europe remained unchallenged, although...
How the French see their place in the world? A new survey carried out by the Pew Research Center analyzes the perception of European countries regarding global threats and their role in world affairs. This conference will give the opportunity to examine the relation that French have with their...
Four top European leaders hold talks Monday on the future of the European Union, at a time when it faces multiple crises that are sparking doubts about its very existence. Hosted by French President Francois Hollande at the iconic Versailles palace outside Paris, the dinner meeting that brings...
"Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations : Europe's nationalists welcome the "slap" for Merkel.
Vivien Pertusot, of the international relations think tank Ifri, said the Franco-British political relationship had never been defined by the European Union but is based on bilateral interests.
In a few days’ time, the populist conservative Boris Johnson may well be on his way to becoming British prime minister. And the radical left Podemos movement could be close to the reins of power in Spain. There is the question of what role the current EU institutions ...
In Europe, "Hollande is considered as domestically weak, he's not considered as a leader who can revolutionise France," Vivien Pertusot, the head of the French think-tank Ifri's Brussels office, told EUobserver.