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11 Mar 2020

The Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Strategic Pillar for the European Battery Alliance Etudes de l'Ifri, March 2020


Although it is still marginal, the market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing. According to the French Institute of Petroleum and Renewable Energies (IFPEN, Institut Français du Pétrole et des Énergies Renouvelables), EVs accounted for a...

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03 Mar 2020

The Green Deal’s External Dimension. Re-Engaging with Neighbors to Avoid Carbon Walls Edito Energie, 3 March 2020

The European Union (EU)’s Green Deal is a game changer with attention so far focused on forthcoming actions plans, the Climate Law, financial resources, the revision of the 2030 targets and of the emissions trading system (ETS). 

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02 Mar 2020

Russia’s Arctic Policy: A Power Strategy and Its Limits Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 117, Ifri, March 2020

Despite the deterioration of its relations with the West and economic stagnation limiting its room for maneuver, Russia continues to have an ambitious policy for the Arctic region.

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26 Feb 2020

Japan’s Trade Policy in the Midst of Uncertainty Asie.Visions, No. 112, February 2020


The multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been of the utmost importance for Japan’s trade policy.

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03 Feb 2020

How can global governance be fixed in an age of upheaval?

Ifri’s Executive Chairman Thierry de Montbrial spoke at the 20th World Knowledge Forum in Seoul on September 25, 2019 with Robin Niblett, Chatham House's director, Ed Feulner, The Heritage Foundation's Founder and Former President and Feng Zhu,...

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27 Jan 2020

China and the New Geopolitics of Technical Standardization Notes de l'Ifri, January 2020

China is rapidly emerging as a formidable power in the development of technical standards, transforming the international standard-setting landscape and reintroducing an element of geopolitics into what are too often considered as benign,...

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23 Jan 2020

Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry A Report of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), January 2020


Navigating the mounting tensions between the United States and China is a geopolitical minefield. Is Europe up to the challenge?

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23 Jan 2020

Sanctions and the End of Trans-Atlanticism. Iran, Russia, and the Unintended Division of the West Notes de l'Ifri, January 2020

By: Rawi ABDELAL, Aurélie BROS

Sanctions have become the dominant tool of statecraft of the United States and other Western states, especially the European Union, since the end of the Cold War.

11 Feb 2020

Anna Myroniuk: Peace in Donbas can’t mean capitulating to Russia

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Anna Myroniuk on Kyiv Post
Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was written based on the experience of Kyiv Post staff writer Anna Myroniuk, a native of Donetsk, on a trip to...
08 Feb 2020

France to spell out nuclear plan

Corentin BRUSTLEIN, quoted by the Taipei Times.
A researcher said that ‘the balance is shifting, including in countries such as Germany’ on the role of nuclear weapons in Europe’s strategic...
07 Feb 2020

France to spell out post-Brexit nuclear weapons strategy

Corentin BRUSTLEIN, quoted by RFI
France, the European Union's sole nuclear power since Britain's exit from the bloc, will unveil Friday how it intends to use its atomic arsenal as a...
04 Dec 2019

NATO Took Some Knocks But Survives Its 70th Anniversary Party

NATO’s 70th turned out to be less like a birthday party and more a Thanksgiving dinner for a large dysfunctional family: Not all of them got on, a...
03 Dec 2019

France says EU ready to respond strongly to latest US tariff threat...

French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that the US threat to impose duties of up to 100% on ‎€2.17 billion in imports from France was...
03 Dec 2019

Emmanuel Macron's openness toward Russia is testing the patience of...

Thierry de MONTBRIAL, quoted by Jim Bittermann on CNN
Paris (CNN) - Nobody likes to hear that an old friend is "brain dead," so perhaps it's not surprising that France's allies seem to be going through...