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17 Jun 2019

Does a European diplomacy exist?

An interview with Thierry de Montbrial, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Ifri, on the occasion of his participation in the Trilateral Commission.

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07 May 2019

Ramaphosa’s Presidency: What Has Changed? ISPI Dossier. South Africa: Starting Over, May 2019

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) still holds power in a nearly hegemonic way. Nevertheless, the popularity of the party is decreasing while economic and social inequalities are...

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02 May 2019

The European Battery Alliance is Moving up a Gear Edito Energie, May 2019

French battery cell manufacturer Saft and Opel, the German subsidiary of automaker PSA Group, are finalising the details of a major investment project in battery cell manufacturing. Is the European Union (EU) finally challenging Asia’s...

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29 Apr 2019

Strategic Dimensions of the Energy Transition: Challenges and Responses for France, Germany and the European Union Etudes de l'Ifri, April 2019

The low-carbon energy transition in France, the European Union (EU) and the world is today taking place unevenly and too slowly to preserve the climate and biodiversity. CO2 emissions are continuing to rise, while governments’...

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24 Apr 2019

China’s Belt & Road and the World: Competing Forms of Globalization Etudes de l'Ifri, April 2019

China increasingly sees its flagship foreign policy project as a tool for restructuring global governance and a vector for promoting a new form of globalization.

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19 Apr 2019

Russia’s "Great Return" to Africa? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 114, Ifri, April 2019

By: Arnaud KALIKA

Russia’s comeback to Africa has been widely discussed since 2017.

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18 Apr 2019

Japan and Central Asia: Do Diplomacy and Business Go Hand-in-Hand? Etudes de l'Ifri, April 2019


Japan’s policies in post-Soviet Central Asia, similarly to its actions in other Asian subregions, have often been interpreted recently as reactions to China’s advances – in particular, the Belt and Road Initiative. This first impression can be...

04 Jun 2019

Rare earths: Beijing threatens a new front in the trade war

John SEAMAN, quoted by Lucy Hornby and Henry Sanderson in the Financial Times
China believes its near-monopoly gives it leverage over the US but supply cuts would spur rival producers.
29 May 2019

China or the US? Europe’s ‘impossible choice’ in the trade war

John SEAMAN, quoted by Shi Jiangtao in the South China Morning Post
Growing tensions between China and the United States over the escalating trade dispute – and the resulting global uncertainty – are forcing other...
13 May 2019

Biogas and Biomethane in Europe: Denmark, Germany, Italy lead

Over and again, legislators worldwide are confronting the same question: which technologies do we subsidise and support, when, by how much, and for...
13 May 2019

Another Battle of Algiers

Protests have stopped President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from seeking another term, but it won’t change the military’s domination of the political...
10 May 2019

EU challenges Asian dominance of battery cell manufacturing

Carole MATHIEU, quoted by Nicholas Nhede on Smart Energy International
Carole Mathieu of the French Institute of International Relations explains some of the developments between the EU battery manufacturing and...
06 May 2019

Désinfox: no, Europe is not under Germany's rule

Hans STARK, Michel DRAIN, quoted by Pascal Mazoué in Journal de Saône et Loire
Since the financial crisis of 2008, has the balance of power between France and Germany shifted in favor of Berlin? Does Angela Merkel alone decide...