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03 Jul 2019

Greater Eurasia: The Emperor’s New Clothes or an Idea whose Time Has Come? Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 27, Ifri, July 2019

By: Bobo LO

The Greater Eurasia project has emerged as the poster-child of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy, symbolic of a resurgent and self-confident Russia.

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27 Jun 2019

Status of Global Coal Markets and Major Demand Trends in Key Regions Etudes de l'Ifri, June 2019

For the second consecutive year, the coal sector registered good results in 2018. Global coal demand continues to increase (+0.7% in 2018), reversing the trend observed in 2015-16. Coal accounted for 26% of global primary energy consumption,...

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21 Jun 2019

Assessing Europe's Space Dependency and Its Implications Editoriaux de l'Ifri, June 2019

It is a classic exercise to imagine what today’s world would be like if all satellites were shut down. The exact consequences of such a scenario, which is not unlikely given the inherent vulnerability of space systems to natural, accidental and...

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17 Jun 2019

Does a European diplomacy exist?

An interview with Thierry de Montbrial, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Ifri, on the occasion of his participation in the Trilateral Commission.

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04 Jun 2019

Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization to the Rescue of Coal? Global Perspectives and Focus on China and the United States Etudes de l'Ifri, June 2019

In most of the pathways that limit global warming to 1.5°C, capture of CO2 from fossil-fuel or biomass-based installations and its long-term geological storage (carbon capture and storage - CCS and bio-energy with carbon capture and...

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03 Jun 2019

Sustaining Multilateralism in a Multipolar World. What France and Germany Can Do to Preserve the Multilateral Order Notes du Cerfa, No. 148, Ifri, June 2019

By: Claire DEMESMAY, Barbara KUNZ, (eds.)

While international multilateralism is under strain, it is vital for France and Germany to defend it, since it is the most appropriate system for preserving their interests – particularly in terms of welfare, security, prosperity and...

01 Aug 2019

Naftogaz vs Gazprom: Infinity War

Energy has been at the heart of Ukraine's troubles with Russia over the past two decades, typically as a means for Moscow to pressure its former...
16 Jul 2019

Why Are Japan and South Korea in a Trade Fight?

Céline PAJON, quoted by Keith Johnson in Foreign Policy
Officially, Japan has “national security” concerns about technology exports to South Korea. Unofficially, World War II still casts an ugly...
03 Jul 2019

Ursula von der Leyen: betting on Franco-German unity in the European...

Hans STARK, quoted by Caroline Vinet in La Croix 
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen nominated to lead EU Commission.
04 Jun 2019

Rare earths: Beijing threatens a new front in the trade war

John SEAMAN, quoted by Lucy Hornby and Henry Sanderson in the Financial Times
China believes its near-monopoly gives it leverage over the US but supply cuts would spur rival producers.
29 May 2019

China or the US? Europe’s ‘impossible choice’ in the trade war

John SEAMAN, quoted by Shi Jiangtao in the South China Morning Post
Growing tensions between China and the United States over the escalating trade dispute – and the resulting global uncertainty – are forcing other...
13 May 2019

Biogas and Biomethane in Europe: Denmark, Germany, Italy lead

Over and again, legislators worldwide are confronting the same question: which technologies do we subsidise and support, when, by how much, and for...