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16 Dec 2021

The Biden administration in turmoil (video replay)

Celebrating its 20th edition, Ifri's Annual Conference on the United States convened a first panel on national politics and a second on the evolution of U.S. trade. An exchange between Thierry de Montbrial and Henry Kissinger, 56th Secretary of...

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01 Dec 2021

Uranium in Namibia: Yellowcake Fever Note de l'Ifri, Novembre 2021

By: Selma EL OBEID

Mineral revenues are the driving force behind Namibia’s economic performance. Namibia is rich in mineral resources which include uranium, diamond, copper, gold, lead, lithium and zinc. However, these mineral riches are not always allocated and...

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23 Nov 2021

India-Taiwan Ties: A Case for Stronger Partnership Asie.Visions, No. 125, November 2021


The links between India and Taiwan have gathered unprecedented momentum in recent years. This has largely come about due to growing support for Taiwan at civil society level in India.

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18 Nov 2021

The French Military's Perception of the Turkish Military and Turkey's Expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean Etudes de l'Ifri, November 2021


In the summer of 2020, the Central and Eastern Mediterranean became the center of unusual tensions between France and Turkey. Given that these tensions were also military, which is uncommon for the two countries, the perception that the French...

01 Dec 2021

Helium‑3 from the lunar surface for nuclear fusion?

Florian VIDAL, article published in Polytechniques Insights
Since 1969, the return of a human mission to the Moon has never seemed so close. Although scientific interest continued to flourish, space programmes...
29 Nov 2021

France welcomes Germany’s new ‘pro-European’ coalition agreement

Paul MAURICE, quoted by Mathieu Pollet and Nelly Moussu in Euractiv
The coalition deal struck between three parties that will form Germany’s next government is very much in line with France’s own ambitions and...
19 Nov 2021

Business as Usual for Next Franco-German Couple, Despite Dticking...

Paul MAURICE, quoted by Mathieu Pollet and Oliver Noyan in Euractiv
While some argue that the next Franco-German power couple could be business as usual, there are some potential sticking points ahead.
28 Oct 2021

What can we expect from Russia at COP26?

Bobo LO, interviewed by Natalie Sauer in Open Democracy
We ask experts whether the Kremlin’s latest moves on climate, including its 2060 net-zero target, heralds genuine change or more greenwash.  Russia...
28 Oct 2021

AUKUS, a Hot Topic at Beijing Xiangshan Forum Webinar 2021

Jean-Louis Lozier quoted by Li Wei in China Military Online
BEIJING, Oct. 28 -- The 5th session of Beijing Xiangshan Forum Webinar 2021 was held on the evening of October 26 around the topic of “Strategic...
28 Oct 2021

HIV/AIDS in Russia, the epidemic too long ignored

With more than one million HIV-positive people, Russia is one of the countries most affected by HIV/AIDS. The first cases appeared in the USSR in...