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29 Jan 2023

Europe’s big rare earth discovery seen as ‘game changer’ in bid to address China’s dominance

By: Françoise NICOLAS, quoted by Kandy Wong in the South China Morning Post

Europe has been almost entirely dependent on China for critical minerals for years, but a newly unearthed million-tonne deposit in Sweden could help reduce that reliance

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24 Jan 2023

US Navy, French Navy And Royal Navy See Eye To Eye On Interoperability

By: Xavier VAVASSEUR, article on the 2023 Paris Naval Conference published in Naval News

The heads of the three leading NATO navies, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral Mike Gilday, First Sea Lord, Admiral Ben Key, and the Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Pierre Vandier, met last week in France...

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20 Jan 2023

Mitigating Geopolitical Risk – Japan as a Stabilizer in Asia Japan Spotlight, n°247, January/February 2023

In the current tumultuous geopolitical setting, Tokyo may have a very specific, stabilizing role to play.

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09 Jan 2023

Naval Combat Redux: A Renewed Challenge for Western Navies Éditoriaux de l’Ifri, January 9, 2023

Our world is becoming increasingly contested and unpredictable and we are trending towards a return of great power strategic competition, characterized by more frequent challenges to the established rules-based international order. As a...

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09 Jan 2023

Higher Renewable Energy Targets in Germany: How Will the Industry Benefit? Briefings de l'Ifri, January 9, 2023

By: Gilles LEPESANT

“Deutschland – Einstieg in die Deindustrialisierung?” – “Germany, the beginning of deindustrialisation?” asked the German economic newspaper Handelsblatt in the context of the spike in energy prices that has put at risk...

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21 Dec 2022

Attention to the Periphery? Germany and the Pacific Island States Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 102, December 21, 2022

By: Alexandra SAKAKI

In September 2020, Germany adopted policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific that comprehensively set out its approach towards this increasingly important region, seeking to diversify partnerships beyond China.

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20 Dec 2022

France's strategic thinking in the Middle East is at a standstill

By: Héloïse FAYET, interviewed by Elise Vincent for Le Monde. 

French President Emmanuel Macron was poised to arrive in Jordan for a two-day visit starting on Tuesday, December 20. French troops are deployed in the country as part of the Chammal military operation. Héloïse Fayet, a...

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30 Nov 2022

Connectivity in Central Asia at the Crossroads of International Crises: Transport, Energy and Water from Interdependence to New Cooperation Ways Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 41, Ifri, November 2022

From the reestablishment of an Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan by the Taliban to the war in Ukraine, not forgetting climate change, the most serious international crises, whether circumstantial or systemic, are having a severe impact on...

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12 Dec 2022

Software Power: The Economic and Geopolitical Implications of Open Source Software Etudes de l'Ifri, December 2022

Open source is at the heart of the Internet infrastructure, of the software used by individuals or governments, and of the innovation processes of tech companies. Faced with threats to the security and sustainability of the open source model,...

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08 Dec 2022

China-Russia Cooperation in Space: The Reality behind the Speeches in Max Bergmann (eds.), Understanding the Broader Transatlantic Security Implications of Greater Sino-Russian Military Alignment, CSIS, December 2022

China-Russia cooperation in space has been increasing for the past two decades. This cooperation accelerated after the Crimea crisis in 2014 and culminated with the announcement in 2021 of the joint construction of...

29 Jan 2023

Macron and Rutte grow closer to each other through geopolitical...

Marie KRPATA , quoted by Leonie Van Nierop and Floor Bouma in NRC (article published in Dutch)
French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague on Monday evening. He mainly hopes for Rutte's support for a...
29 Jan 2023

Europe’s big rare earth discovery seen as ‘game changer’ in bid to...

Françoise NICOLAS, quoted by Kandy Wong in the South China Morning Post
Europe has been almost entirely dependent on China for critical minerals for years, but a newly unearthed million-tonne deposit in Sweden could help...
24 Jan 2023

US Navy, French Navy And Royal Navy See Eye To Eye On Interoperability

Xavier VAVASSEUR, article on the 2023 Paris Naval Conference published in Naval News
The heads of the three leading NATO navies, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral Mike Gilday, First Sea Lord, Admiral Ben Key, and the Chief...
22 Jan 2023

Franco-German relations under pressure on Elysee Anniversary

Éric-André MARTIN, quoted by Lisa Louis in Deutsche Welle DW
As France and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, there's mounting pressure for the two countries to revamp their...
21 Jan 2023

At the Sorbonne, Macron and Scholz pass the remedial oral

Hans STARK, quoted in Time News
From the cupola of the great amphitheater of the Sorbonne, the five large medallions in monochrome representing the sciences, letters, law, medicine...
20 Jan 2023

CNO Delivers Remarks at Paris Naval Conference

Transcript of the Paris Naval Conference 2023 in Global Security
CNO Delivers Remarks at Paris Naval Conference Below is a transcript of the remarks as delivered: THOMAS GOMART: Just a quick announcement before...