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26 Jun 2022

Is Macron’s ‘European Political Community’ a realistic prospect?

By: Claude-France ARNOULD, quoted by Tom WHEELDON in France 24

France’s presidency of the EU ends on June 30 with Emmanuel Macron’s new big idea, a “European Political Community”, hanging in the balance. This community would encompass EU membership candidates like Ukraine and possibly ex-member...

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23 May 2022

Implications of the Global Supply Chain Reform: A Taiwanese Perspective Asie.Visions, No. 127, May 2022

By: Roy LEE

How have both the private and public sectors in Taiwan sought to mitigate the challenges posed by the reform agenda for global supply chains (GSCs)?

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16 May 2022

The EU’s Renewables Expansion Challenge Towards 2030: Mobilizing for a Mission Almost Impossible Notes de l'Ifri, May 2022

Only eight years are left to expand by almost three times the current total installed wind and solar energy capacity in the European Union (EU) in adding around 600 gigawatts (GW), and so reach the highly-ambitious 2030 targets. This requires a...

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09 May 2022

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: A Political-Strategic Break? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 126, Ifri, March 2022

On February 24, 2022, eight years after deploying an integrated military and non-military indirect strategy against Kiev, Vladimir Putin decided to initiate an open war against Ukraine.

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03 May 2022

After a Divorce, a Frosty Entente: Turkey's Rapprochement with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia Notes de l'Ifri, May 2022


After the Arab uprisings, Turkey’s relations with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) broke down along sharp ideological lines. While Riyadh and Abu Dhabi sought to preserve the regional status quo by adopting a counter...

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29 Apr 2022

What Role Should Southern Europe Play After the Pandemic and the War in Ukraine? Towards a Shared Agenda for EU Reform Notes de l'Ifri, April 2022

By: Pol MORILLAS, Thomas GOMART, Ferdinando NELLI FEROCI, George PAGOULATOS, Charles POWELL, Nuno SEVERIANO TEIXEIRA, (dir.) with , Dorothée SCHMID

Relations between southern European member states have often been marked by a loose cooperation or, worse, by logics of competition. Precisely when regional groupings within the European Union are increasingly shaping the agenda, these...

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25 Apr 2022

Dependence in Europe's Relations with China: Weighing Perceptions and Reality A report of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), April 2022

By: John SEAMAN, Francesca GHIRETTI, Lucas ERLBACHER, Xiaoxue MARTIN, Miguel OTERO-IGLESIAS, (eds.) with , Marie KRPATA

The idea that Europe has grown dependent on China is now a common refrain, but just how is this notion understood in capitals across the continent? 

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21 Apr 2022

Two Shades of Blue: Europe and the Pacific Islands, Strategic Partners in the Indo-Pacific Era Briefings de l’Ifri, April 21, 2022

In recent years, France and the European Union (EU) have published their respective Indo-Pacific strategies and a Ministerial Forum was held in Paris on February 22, 2022, bringing together over 60 foreign affairs ministers from European and...

26 Jun 2022

Is Macron’s ‘European Political Community’ a realistic prospect?

France’s presidency of the EU ends on June 30 with Emmanuel Macron’s new big idea, a “European Political Community”, hanging in the balance. This...
22 Jun 2022

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Seek to Mend Ties as Crown Prince Visits Ankara

Dorothée SCHMID, interviewed by Julia Kim for "Middle East Matters" on France24.
The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Turkey are turning the page on years of strained relations, exacerbated by the 2018 assassination of Saudi journalist...
30 May 2022

Russia's air force makes the difference in Donbas breakthrough

Jean-Christophe NOËL, quoted by Emmanuel Grynszpan in Le Monde
The frantic rate of attacks from the air seems to have contributed to the recent retreat of Ukrainian forces on the Donbas front.
26 May 2022

Solar power shines through after a slow start in Africa

Hugo LE PICARD, quoted by Antoaneta Roussi in the Financial Times
The case for the renewable energy source is becoming clearer on the ‘sun continent’
24 May 2022

Africa-France: Can Macron’s ‘new partnership’ succeed?

Sina SCHLIMMER, interviewed by Leo Komminoth for African Business
Africa has occupied a significant place in Emmanuel Macron’s political agenda but he will need more than fine speeches to change the longstanding...
23 May 2022

Thomas Gomart 'Russia is waging a colonial war in Ukraine under...

Thomas GOMART, interview published in Le Monde.
Thomas Gomart is a French historian and director of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri). In an interview with Le Monde, he...