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23 Sep 2021

China Bristles as EU Turns Its Attention Toward Indo-Pacific

By: Laurence NARDON, quoted by Mary Ellen Cagnassola in Newsweek

Recent months have seen the United States and its allies step up their assertiveness toward China, with support voiced for Taiwan, a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear submarines and a new European strategy for increased presence in the...

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22 Sep 2021

France’s submarine trouble highlights its precarious status as a great power

By: Jean-Louis LOZIER, quoted by Lara Marlowe in The Irish Times

French admiral says US has broken a pact among nuclear powers on the UN Security Council by agreeing to sell nuclear submarines.

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22 Sep 2021

AUKUS, the Indo-Pacific, and France’s Role: Fluctuat Nec Mergitur Article published by the Russian International Affairs Council

The announcement of the new AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the U.S. came as a shock for France.

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08 Sep 2021

Corruption in Kenya. Understanding a Multifaceted Phenomenon Notes de l'Ifri, September 2021

By: Alexia VAN RIJ

In Kenya, corruption results from a confusion of public and private interests that is specific to the neo-patrimonial logic in place since British colonization. The strong moral and political ethnicity that characterizes the country fuels an...

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03 Sep 2021

Conflicts in the EastMed: From Germany’s and France’s Conflicting Strategies to a Dual Approach Briefings de l'Ifri, September 2021

By: Laura Lale KABIS-KECHRID
Over the past years, the Eastern Mediterranean has become centerstage of an increasingly internationalized and militarized conflict driven by different albeit interlinked issues and an arena for a growing variety of actors to project their...

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02 Sep 2021

From Friends to Partners? The Changing Nature of Sino-Tanzanian Relations Notes de l'Ifri, September 2021

By: Muhidin SHANGWE

Since the post-colonial period, China and Tanzania have maintained a close diplomatic relationship. This note offers a subtle analysis of the changing relationship between both countries since the 1960s. It assesses the economic ties and...

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25 Aug 2021

CCUS in Europe: A New Role and Implications for France and Germany Briefings de l'Ifri, August 25, 2021

A second wave of projects is under development, and it is much different from the 2000 wave. While Norway, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are at its forefront, France and Germany have major competencies, and many projects could be...

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01 Sep 2021

The State of Franco-German Relations and European Foreign Policy

By: Paul MAURICE, Ronja KEMPIN

The Franco-German relationship is more important than ever in order to deal with international crises and to develop a common European Foreign and Security Policy.

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04 Aug 2021

Russia: Can Economic Difficulties Weaken the Political System? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 123, Ifri, August 2021

By: Vladislav INOZEMTSEV

Year after year, Russian liberal politicians and experts have been promising radical changes in Russia’s economics and politics, which, they believed, would lead to the collapse of the Putin regime.

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22 Jul 2021

The Changing Landscape of European Cloud Computing: Gaia-X, the French National Strategy, and EU Plans

Non-European cloud service providers host the vast majority of European data, which is viewed as an economic as well as a political problem. Gaia-X, European governments and the European Union aim to bolster the European cloud market while...

27 Sep 2021

Germany's FDP holds Strong Cards in Post-Election Haggling

Paul MAURICE, quoted on RFI 
Buoyant from its best election result in 10 years, Germany's liberal FDP party looks set to play a outsized role in coalition negotiations to form...
24 Sep 2021

Sub snub just one symptom of longtime French unease with US

Laurence NARDON, quoted by Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton in Associated Press News
Born of a revolution fought for liberty, ties between the United States and its oldest ally, France, have long been fraternal, but they've also been...
23 Sep 2021

China Bristles as EU Turns Its Attention Toward Indo-Pacific

Laurence NARDON, quoted by Mary Ellen Cagnassola in Newsweek
Recent months have seen the United States and its allies step up their assertiveness toward China, with support voiced for Taiwan, a new deal to...
22 Sep 2021

France’s submarine trouble highlights its precarious status as a...

Jean-Louis LOZIER, quoted by Lara Marlowe in The Irish Times
French admiral says US has broken a pact among nuclear powers on the UN Security Council by agreeing to sell nuclear submarines.
21 Sep 2021

America's Defense Pact with Australia and the U.K. Has Humiliated...

Thomas GOMART, quoted by Vivienne Walt in Time Magazine
For years, French President Emmanuel Macron butted heads, bit his tongue in frustration, and lashed out at former President Donald Trump, who refused...
17 Sep 2021

Armin Laschet: Merkel’s heir apparent?

Paul MAURICE, quoted by Nikolaus J. Kurmayer in EURACTIV
Angela Merkel has governed Germany for 16 years and proven a reliable ally both in Europe and for the world. Will her party colleague hoping to...