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16 Nov 2020

European public opinion on China in the age of COVID-19: Differences and common ground across the continent « Sinophore Borderlands Europe Survey », Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2020

By: Richard Q. TURCSANYI, Matej SIMALCIK, Kristína KIRONSKA, Renáta SEDLAKOVA, Jiří CENEK, Andrej FINDOR, Ondrej BUCHEL, Matej HRUSKA, Adrian BRONA, Una Alexandra BERZINA-CERENKOVA, Mario ESTEBAN, Beatrice GALLELLI, Jelena GLEDIC, Peter GRIES, Sergei IVANOV, Björn JERDÉN, Marc JULIENNE, Tamás MATURA, Tim RÜHLIG, Tim SUMMERS

In September and October 2020, the Sinophone Borderlands project at Palacký University Olomouc conducted a wide-scale survey of public opinion on China in 13 European countries. The polled countries include: Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary,...

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13 Nov 2020

America and multilateralism: Back to the Golden Age

The director of Ifri, Thomas Gomart, moderated a panel at the Paris Peace Forum on US foreign policy after the 2020 elections.
 

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06 Nov 2020

A Review of Recent Trends in China’s Gas Sector and a Glimpse into the 14th Five-Year Plan Notes de l'Ifri, November 2020

China’s economy has rebounded since April 2020 and China is one of the few countries in the world that is expected to avoid a recession in 2020. With low imported gas prices, progress with the gas market liberalization and success in pushing up...

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02 Nov 2020

Tanzania’s 2020 General Elections between Repression and Manipulation. A Consolidation of Magufuli’s “Authoritarian Turn”? L'Afrique en question, No. 58, November 2, 2020

By: Sina SCHLIMMER, Cyrielle MAINGRAUD-MARTINAUD

Tanzanian voters were called to the polls on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 to elect the country’s main political institution – the President, the National Assembly, and the District Councillors (diwani). Without surprise, the outcome of...

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15 Oct 2020

Technology Strategies in China and the United States, and the Challenges for European Companies Etudes de l'Ifri, October 2020

By: Laurence NARDON, (ed.) , Sofia BOURNOU, Jean-François BUREAU, Pierre GIRARD, André LOESEKRUG-PIETRI, Éric-André MARTIN, John SEAMAN, Mathilde VELLIET, Marion WELLES

As international relations are increasingly reorganized around the US-China rivalry, the tensions between these two great powers are shaping a growing number of sectors, and the exchange of sensitive technologies in particular. This is a...

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21 Oct 2020

Prospects of a Hydrogen Economy with Chinese Characteristics Études de l'Ifri, October 2020

By: Kevin TU

This study assesses the prospects of a hydrogen economy with Chinese characteristics. Against the backdrop of an escalating US-China trade war and the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, key Chinese stakeholders become increasingly...

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19 Oct 2020

Should We Forget about the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor? Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 87, October 19, 2020

By: Takuya TANIGUCHI

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), an Indian-Japanese collaborative vision regarding development, connectivity and cooperation between Asia and Africa, was announced in 2017.

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12 Oct 2020

The American Elections and Beyond Éditoriaux de l'Ifri, October 12, 2020

The next few years will be tumultuous ones in the United States. The dependency of foreign policy on domestic policy is unlikely to diminish. Whether in the rivalry with China or the predominance of Israeli interests in Middle East policy, for...

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

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...
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...
30 Sep 2020

Trump-Biden Debate Prompts Shock, Despair and, in China, Glee

The chaos of the event has left allies and rivals alike questioning the state of American democracy and the country’s place on the global...
30 Sep 2020

Macron’s rapprochement with Putin is not worth it

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Financial Times
French president’s ‘trust-building’ with Russian leader has failed