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20 Jan 2021

New research initiative : European space governance

Eric André Martin, coordinator of the research initiative on European space governance associating Ifri, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) and

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07 Jan 2021

Russia’s Space Policy: The Path of Decline? Etudes de l’Ifri, January 2021

With the advent of New Space, Russia is engaged in a race against time to preserve one of its major industrial assets.

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28 Dec 2020

French Defence Policy Since the End of the Cold War December 2020, Routledge

By: Alice PANNIER, Olivier SCHMITT

This book describes the evolution of French defense policy since the end of the Cold War. The authors identify the incentives, representations and objectives of French defense policy. 

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17 Dec 2020

Improving Economic Security: Proposals from Japan Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 88, 17 December 2020

By: Shin OYA

The COVID-19 crisis has made clear the importance of resilient supply chains and effective economic security.

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16 Dec 2020

Europe in the World: for a Modest and Effective Reform Éditoriaux de l'Ifri, December 16, 2020

This sad year ends with a pandemic that continues in full swing over a large part of the planet, especially in the United States and Europe, with no other reassuring prospect than that of one or more vaccines, which is already a lot. But that’s...

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16 Dec 2020

South Africa’s Energy Policies: Are Changes Finally Coming? Édito Énergie, December 16, 2020


Energy and electricity policy, planning and regulation in South Africa has been slow and bureaucratic, lacking visionary leadership, and marred by uncertainty. Policy positions and actions taken have tended to be reactive, and driven more by...

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15 Dec 2020

Space as a Key Element of Europe's Digital Sovereignty Notes de l'Ifri, December 2020

By: Jean-Pierre DARNIS

At the end of year 2020, the European space sector finds itself at a crossroads between challenges and opportunities. While the 2019 European Space Agency (ESA) Ministerial Conference marked a progression in terms of budgets, a sign of...

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09 Nov 2020

Israeli Cyberpower: The Unfinished Development of the Start-up Nation? Etudes de l'Ifri, November 2020

Israel’s economic success in the cyber sector is undeniable. It is due to the development of an ecosystem encouraging the mastery of digital innovation. 

14 Jan 2021

Nord Stream 2: Europe stays quiet while US ‘tramples over EU...

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, quoted by Magdalena Pistorius in Euractiv
With the recent adoption of its defence budget for 2021, the US has further tightened the screw on Nord Stream 2, threatening sanctions on EU...
10 Dec 2020

E.U.’s Top Drug Regulator Says It’s ‘Fully Functional’ After...

Julien NOCETTI, quoted by Elian Peltier in New York Times
The European Union’s top drug regulator, whose approval is necessary for countries of the bloc to begin rolling out the coronavirus vaccine, has...
19 Nov 2020

China Defies Elon Musk’s Warnings and Pushes Ahead With Hydrogen

Kevin TU, quoted by Bloomberg
Asia’s biggest economy wants to promote fuel cells for trucks. Renewable energy investments should make hydrogen less costly. Tesla Inc.Chief...
28 Oct 2020

World’s Rich Nations Jostle to Lead Globalization Clubhouse

Françoise NICOLAS, quoted by William Horobin for Bloomberg
The race to fill a role at the heart of world economic policy making is turning into a new battleground for the future of globalization.
01 Oct 2020

Cyprus, to be remade, must resolve some issues

Éric-André MARTIN, quoted by Andrew Rosenbaum in Cyprus Mail
Cyprus is set to be ‘remade’ in the coming years through €1 billion in grants from the European Recovery Plan, as we’ve reported here, but there are...
01 Oct 2020

Belarus opposition leader takes risky diplomatic path

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, cited by Dario Thuburn from the AFP
Once a political novice, Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is joining Europe's diplomatic big leagues but risks undermining her own...