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18 Jun 2018

Navigating the Storm: ‘OPEC+’ Producers Facing Lower Oil Prices Etudes de l'Ifri, June 2018

By: Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, (ed.) , Carole MATHIEU, Elodie BERNARD, Philippe COPINSCHI, Saïd NACHET, Isabelle ROUSSEAU

On 22 June 2018, “OPEC+” oil Ministers (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries members and an ad hoc alliance with several non-OPEC producers, notably with Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan) will...

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12 Jul 2018

The significance of the France-Japan partnership

By: Yoshiji NOGAMI

A dialogue with Yoshiji NOGAMI, Vice-Chairman of the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).

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13 Jun 2018

Chutzpah and Realism: Vladimir Putin and the Making of Russian Foreign Policy Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 108, Ifri, June 2018

By: Bobo LO

In the course of his presidency, Vladimir Putin has presided over a remarkable expansion of Russian foreign policy.

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12 Jun 2018

New and Emerging LNG Markets: The Demand Shock Etudes de l'Ifri, June 2018

Over the past decade, an increasing number of emerging markets has joined the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import club. 

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30 May 2018

Catching Up or Staying Ahead. Japanese Investment in the Mekong Region and the China Factor Asie.Visions, No. 99, May 2018

There is no denying that the Mekong region has become an economic battleground where Japan and China are competing to gain and sustain economic influence in the region.

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23 May 2018

China in the Mediterranean: An Emerging Presence Notes de l'Ifri, February 2018

The Chinese presence in the Mediterranean is raising new questions among the diplomatic services of the Maghreb countries, as well as those of southern Europe. Indeed, over the past five years, China has been translating its national priorities...

12 Jul 2018

Jihadist Prisoners: The Fear of Recidivism

Marc HECKER, article published in Real Clear World
On July 16, Djamel Beghal is expected to be released from the Rennes-Vezin prison in the west of France. Beghal is a well-known figure in the...
06 Jul 2018

France girds for long fight against Islamists in Africa's Sahel

Alain ANTIL, quoted by RFI
Days before French President Emmanuel Macron visited West and Central African leaders this week to talk security, Islamist fighters sent a defiant...
03 Jun 2018

Preserving defence partnerships with US and UK is a key interest for...

Barbara KUNZ, Interview by Erik Eenlo, BNS, Lennart Meri Conference
Nicolas Sarkozy used to promote himself as a transatlanticist or anglophile French president. Emmanuel Macron seems to have taken this approach a...
24 May 2018

Russia, France look for way out of geopolitical deadlock

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are due to hold a meeting in St. Petersburg.
24 May 2018

China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks

Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation seems...
22 May 2018

Macron Heads to Russia in European Effort to Salvage Iran Deal

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Gregory VISCUSI and Henry MEYER for Bloomberg
French President Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Russia this week once threatened to split France from its European allies. Now it’s part of a wider...