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24 Apr 2017

Europe Is at the Core of France’s Foreign Policy Global memo, Council of Councils

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...

editorial +

06 Apr 2017

Trade without Religion between Turkey and Syria Editoriaux de l'Ifri, March 2017

By: Samir AÏTA

A saying claims that trade has no religion; it even adapts to a war situation, as demonstrated by the real-time reorganisation of trade channels at the Turkish-Syrian border. 

proliferation paper +

27 Mar 2017

North Korea's Nuclear Posture: An Evolving Challenge for U.S. Deterrence Proliferation Papers, No. 58, March 2017

By: John K. WARDEN

A more capable, nuclear-armed, North Korea will pose very substantial challenges to the U.S. deterrence posture. 

e-note +

22 Mar 2017

Chinese Investors in Ethiopia: The Perfect Match? Notes de l'Ifri, March 2017

Since the fall of the Derg regime in 1991, cordial relations have developed between China and Ethiopia, forming a positive political backdrop in front of which the two countries’ interests have increasingly...

Asie.Visions +

10 Mar 2017

Japan: The Reluctant Cyberpower Asie.Visions, No. 91, March 2017

By: Franz-Stefan GADY

Japan’s cyberdefenses remain underdeveloped compared to the country’s great reliance on information and communications technology. Despite Japan’s initial slow response to the security challenges emerging from cyberspace, this paper posits that...

Ifri video +

01 Mar 2017

Siloviki: What Influence on Russia's Domestic and Foreign Policy?


3 questions to Mark GALEOTTI, Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague, Director of Mayak Intelligence...

22 Apr 2017

From Russia, with love

Russia is trying to “sow chaos” in Europe by betting big on Marine Le Pen and France's far right.  
15 Apr 2017

Populism: In the Heat of the Moment

Thierry de MONTBRIAL, in "Global Agenda", NHK Wolrd
The UK leaving the EU. Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. The crushing defeat of Italy's prime minister in a national...
29 Mar 2017

Moscow Eyes the French Elections

With just a few weeks left until French voters head to the polls, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen made her way to Moscow for a...
15 Mar 2017

Germany: with AfD the extreme right will enter the Bundestag

Hans STARK, quoted in l'Opinion by Jean-Dominique Merchet.
The Netherlands and France are not the only founding member states of the European Union that see extreme right party’s on the rise. The “Alternative...
10 Mar 2017

Allies Fear Trump Is Eroding America’s Moral Authority

PARIS — When the State Department released its annual human rights report last week, it contained many of the usual tough American judgments of other...