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22 Feb 2019

The US-EU Rivalry for Data Protection: Energy Sector Implications Edito Energie, February 2019


The General Data Protection Regulation and the energy sector


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19 Feb 2019

Kremlin-Linked Forces in Ukraine’s 2019 Elections: On the Brink of Revenge? Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 25, Ifri, February 2019

By: Vladislav INOZEMTSEV

The 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine take place against the backdrop of the continuing “hybrid war” with Russia, but are also marked by the visible successes of the Ukrainian leadership in strengthening the...

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14 Feb 2019

Going Green: Are Chinese Cities Planting the Seeds for Sustainable Energy Systems? Etudes de l'Ifri, February 2019

The Global Climate Action Summit held in September 2018 in California has highlighted the importance of cities for promoting clean energy solutions and for combatting climate change. While energy policies in most countries depend...

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30 Jan 2019

Whither Indonesia's Indo-Pacific Strategy? Asie.Visions, No. 105, January 2019

By: Yohanes SULAIMAN

Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific strategy is driven less by a coherent national strategy than by a choice made due to the lack of alternatives resulting from Indonesia’s domestic and international weaknesses.

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28 Jan 2019

The Franco-German Tandem: Bridging the Gap on Nuclear Issues Proliferation Papers, No. 61, Ifri, January 2019

By: Emmanuelle MAITRE

The Franco-German couple has long been charac­terized by divergent trajectories on nuclear matters, and antagonist historical decisions still frame the current relationship.

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23 Jan 2019

Rare Earths and China: A Review of Changing Criticality in the New Economy Notes de l'Ifri, January 2019

China’s dominance in the production of rare earth elements symbolizes the competition for once obscure sets of mineral resources in our increasingly digital, low carbon world. 

05 Mar 2019

Germany's Arms Export Ban Frustates European Partners

Germany's unilateral decision to halt all shipments of military equipment to Saudi Arabia has stopped 10's of billions of dollars worth of orders of...
21 Jan 2019

Merkel and Macron betray weakness with cautious Aachen treaty

Barbara KUNZ, quoted by Guy Chazan in Berlin and Victor Mallet in Paris for Financial Times
When Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron sign a new Franco-German treaty in the historic city of Aachen on Tuesday, there will be much soaring rhetoric...
20 Jan 2019

Macron Seeks a Dose of Charlemagne to Renew Merkel Partnership

Barbara KUNZ, quoted by Gregory Viscusi, Birgit Jennen, and Patrick Donahue in Bloomberg
When France and Germany sign a treaty on Tuesday in the historic border town of Aachen, it will be the culmination of 16 months of work by French...
15 Dec 2018

France's 'yellow vests' and the Russian trolls that encourage them

Russian social media trolls reportedly helped stoke the 'yellow vest' protests — France's largest demonstrations in years. DW talked to social media...
24 Oct 2018

Total CEO Steps Into Eye of Saudi Storm as Other Bosses Balk

Total SA boss Patrick Pouyanne proved once again that he’ll go where other business leaders fear to tread. The storm in Saudi Arabia caused by the...
10 Oct 2018

Belgium's creaky nuclear reactors raise risk of winter power outages

Carole MATHIEU, quoted by Ajit Niranjan in Deutsche Welle
Belgium is slowly phasing out its aging nuclear energy infrastructure. But looming winter weather, limited renewable options and a poorly connected...