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26 Mar 2021

Digitalization in the (post) COVID World: Views from Japan and Europe

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of accelerating the digital transformation of both the industry and the society.

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11 Mar 2021

Why Should NATO Care About China? A Japanese Perspective Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 89, 12 March 2021

By: Yoko IWAMA

When we look back and think about some of the decisive moments in the West’s attitude towards China, it is rather symbolic that all goes back to Tiananmen Square, 1989.

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05 Mar 2021

The Adaptation Game — Russia and Climate Change Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 121, Ifri, March 2021

By: Bobo LO

Russia is an outlier in the international consensus on climate change.

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23 Feb 2021

Collective Collapse or Resilience? European Defense Priorities in the Pandemic Era Focus stratégique, No. 103, February 2021


To what extent has the COVID-19 pandemic affected defense priorities across Europe?

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15 Feb 2021

The Economic Pillar of Korea’s New Southern Policy: Building on Existing Assets Asie.Visions, No. 120, February 2021

Diversification is a key tenet of South Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP). In the economic sphere, however, the need for diversification is apparently less pressing as, unlike what is observed in the diplomatic and security domains, Korea’s...

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09 Feb 2021

Tanzania’s 2020 Election: Return of the One-Party State Etudes de l'Ifri, Febuary 2021

By: Michaela COLLORD

Beginning with early voting in Zanzibar on October 27, 2020, Tanzanians went to the polls in a general election for district councilors, Members of Parliament (MPs) and the President. As official results began to be declared, it became clear...

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08 Feb 2021

European Strategic Autonomy and the Biden Presidency Working Paper 11, Groupe d’études géopolitiques, February 2021

Some twenty international personalities from different horizons and backgrounds were asked to reflect on the impact of the Biden presidency for the future of European strategic autonomy.

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03 Feb 2021

Japan’s Cybersecurity Strategy: From the Olympics to the Indo-Pacific Asie.Visions, No. 119, February 2021


In September 2020, the Ifri Center for Asian Studies held an online event on Japan’s cybersecurity strategy.

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01 Feb 2021

Once a Jihadist, Always a Jihadist? A Deradicalization Program Seen from the Inside Focus stratégique, No. 102 bis, February 2021

France has traditionally taken a security-based approach to the fight against terror. It was a latecomer to the field of radicalization prevention and the establishment of disengagement programs aimed at jihadists. It only started to think...

14 Mar 2021

David Pratt on The World: Darkness is descending upon Myanmar

Six weeks after a coup the military repression is escalating with human rights activists saying ‘crimes against humanity’ are likely being committed....
25 Feb 2021

2021, year of the revival of EU-Turkey relations?

The EU and Turkey both say they are ready to iron out their differences and step up bilateral cooperation, which could take place in many areas. But...
10 Feb 2021

Russia’s spat with EU puts relations into deep-freeze

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Michael Peel, Guy Chazan, Henry Foy and Victor Mallet in the Financial Times
Kremlin stance is blow to European countries which favour outreach to Moscow. Russia’s combative treatment of the EU’s top diplomat during a landmark...
04 Feb 2021

Back to 'basket case'? Myanmar economy at risk after coup

Françoise NICOLAS, quoted by AFP in the Daily Mail
Foreign investors flocked to Myanmar as it began its democratic transition a decade ago, but this week's military coup is likely to accelerate a...
26 Jan 2021

France eagerly awaits more detailed climate plan from China

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, cité par Alice Bomboy dans China Dialogue
The two countries have been solid partners throughout the Trump era and France is now watching China’s investments closely, both at home and...
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...