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05 Nov 2019

Thierry de Montbrial, on global challenges and the Paris Peace Forum

Thierry de Montbrial, executive chairman of Ifri, one of the founding member of the Paris Peace Forum, discusses multilateralism and global governance. Ifri, a leading French think tank in international relations in Europe and internationally,...

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31 Oct 2019

Europe’s architecture of security in the current strategic environment: Taking the path toward "strategic autonomy" in Freya Grünhagen and Tobias Koepf, The changing global order – Which role for the European Union?, Genshagener Papiere, No. 23, October 2019

As the world stage is marked by renewed great power competition, Europe lacks proper means to assert and defend its own independent political view. Despite this backdrop, the authors of this report contend that the current stalemate can be...

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08 Oct 2019

The War on Carbon. Five Priorities for the European Green Deal Édito Énergie, 8 October 2019

2019 has marked a fundamental turning point in the energy transition of the European Union (EU). 

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04 Oct 2019

Friends in Need: Whither the Russia-India Strategic Partnership? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 116, Ifri, October 2019

By: Aleksei ZAKHAROV

This paper explores the latest developments in key spheres of the Russia-India relationship in order to identify the state of bilateral ties at a time when South Asia has turned into an area of geopolitical contest of both global and regional...

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02 Oct 2019

Sub-Surface Competition in the Euro-Atlantic Area: The Challenge to Western Dominance Editoriaux de l'Ifri, October 2019


Russia’s Syrian campaign has demonstrated the returning challenge the West faces in the underwater domain.

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23 Sep 2019

No Longer a Middle Power: Australia’s Strategy in the 21st Century Focus stratégique, No. 92, September 2019

By: Andrew CARR

Confronted with a strained strategic environment and a relative decline of its resource base, Australia is currently going through a historical shift of its global status. 

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27 Sep 2019

US-China Relations: A Structural Clash Commentary, ISPI, September 27th, 2019

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, if not from the birth of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) itself, relations with United States have proven to be a central factor in China’s strategic calculus and a major...

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19 Sep 2019

China’s Ambiguous Positions on Climate and Coal Édito Énergie, September 2019


China’s 2018 energy consumption data capture the ambiguity of Beijing’s attitude toward climate change. Energy demand rose by 3.5% to 3,155 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), with an increase of coal consumption (though its share in the...

03 Oct 2019

France vows sanctions if US goes ahead with planned EU tariffs

France and the European Union are ready to respond "with sanctions" if the United States rejects talks over the Airbus trade dispute, French Finance...
01 Oct 2019

Academic: Higher carbon price needed to ramp up EU biomethane...

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, interview by Frédéric Simon, Euractiv
The price of CO2 credits on Europe’s emissions trading scheme needs to rise to around €50 per tonne in order to drive the long-term development of...
30 Sep 2019

The future of biogas in Europe: it’s a local affair

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, quoted by Frédéric Simon in Euractiv
The prospects for biogas in Europe look bright, with conservative estimates pointing to a tenfold increase in production by 2030. However, the...
16 Sep 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...
08 Sep 2019

France pushes risky bet on detente with Moscow

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Valérie Leroux for AFP / Yahoo
Paris (AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron senses an opportunity to bring Russia's Vladimir Putin back in from the cold and potentially help...
05 Sep 2019

Battered by trade war, Merkel begins controversial China trip

John SEAMAN, quoted by Hans Von der Burchard and Joshua Posaner in Politico
Critics fear Germany could put European unity on the line. Angela Merkel will have to tread carefully on her visit to China this week to avoid...