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09 Sep 2019

Democratization First. The Community Method in CFSP as a Precondition for a European Defense Policy Éditoriaux de l'Ifri, September 2019

By: Annegret BENDIEK

The recent calls for the militarization of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) require first a comprehensive democratization of European foreign and security policy.

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23 Aug 2019

Think Tank 7 - Recommendation paper for the G7 Presidency A Think Tank 7 Contribution

The Think Tank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency. 

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23 Aug 2019

International trade - Rekindling interest in a multilateral rules-based approach A Think Tank 7 Contribution

By: Françoise NICOLAS, Sébastien JEAN

International trade is one of the themes that used to constitute the very raison d’être of the G7, alongside international security and energy policy. 

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01 Aug 2019

Russian Nuclear Modernization and Putin’s Wonder-Missiles: Real Issues and False Posturing Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 115, Ifri, August 2019

The near imminent breakdown of the INF Treaty (1987) has strongly intensified political and public concerns about the failure of traditional arms control and the escalation of a new nuclear arms race.

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26 Jul 2019

Another Story from the "Refugee Crisis". Resettlement in Small Towns and Rural Areas in France Etudes de l'Ifri

Since 2015, refugee resettlement programmes have grown significantly in Europe becoming a key component of European asylum strategy. In 2017, Emmanuel Macron committed to resettle in France 10,000 refugees until the end of 2019. Refugees from...

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11 Jul 2019

The Strategic Role of Land Forces: A French Perspective Focus stratégique, No. 78 bis, July 2019

Although the first and foremost domain in the history of warfare, Land power has been dissociated from the concept of “strategic forces” for some time now, as these generally referred to long-range and/or high-yield strike capabilities, above...

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...
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.