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12 Oct 2020

The American Elections and Beyond Éditoriaux de l'Ifri, October 12, 2020

The next few years will be tumultuous ones in the United States. The dependency of foreign policy on domestic policy is unlikely to diminish. Whether in the rivalry with China or the predominance of Israeli interests in Middle East policy, for...

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12 Oct 2020

The Renovation Wave: A Make or Break for the European Green Deal Etudes de l'Ifri, October 2020

European buildings are old and too often inefficient, past policies have not delivered and the amount of investment into energy efficiency must be scaled up dramatically to meet the 2030 targets and ultimately, the carbon neutrality objective.<...>

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09 Oct 2020

One Year of Zelensky’s Presidency: One Step Forward, One Step Back Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 33, Ifri, October 2020


The election of Volodymyr Zelensky as president of Ukraine created very high expectations in the society.

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01 Oct 2020

Turkey’s New Gas Discovery in the Black Sea and Its Potential Implications Editoriaux de l'Ifri, October 1, 2020

By: Hasan Selim ÖZERTEM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Turkey’s biggest gas discovery ever on August 21, 2020. Initial findings show that the estimated reserve capacity is 320 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas. 

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30 Sep 2020

Ambitious New Climate Goals Shouldn't Let China off the Hook Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 86, September 30, 2020

Xi Jinping’s announcement of carbon neutrality is impeccably timed, but the hard part lies ahead.

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18 Sep 2020

Towards Tougher Bilateral Relations Between EU and China Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 84, September 18, 2020

By: Marc JULIENNE, Head of China Research at Ifri's Center for Asian Studies.

When politics catches up to the economy. In the wake of the EU-China summit, what can we expect from the bilateral relations? 2020 was supposed to be the year of EU-China relations. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has quickly disrupted the...

01 Oct 2020

Cyprus, to be remade, must resolve some issues

Éric-André MARTIN, quoted by Andrew Rosenbaum in Cyprus Mail
Cyprus is set to be ‘remade’ in the coming years through €1 billion in grants from the European Recovery Plan, as we’ve reported here, but there are...
01 Oct 2020

Belarus opposition leader takes risky diplomatic path

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, cited by Dario Thuburn from the AFP
Once a political novice, Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is joining Europe's diplomatic big leagues but risks undermining her own...
30 Sep 2020

Macron’s rapprochement with Putin is not worth it

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Financial Times
French president’s ‘trust-building’ with Russian leader has failed
30 Sep 2020

Trump-Biden Debate Prompts Shock, Despair and, in China, Glee

The chaos of the event has left allies and rivals alike questioning the state of American democracy and the country’s place on the global...
17 Sep 2020

Why do migrants still leave northern France to head to UK?

Matthieu TARDIS, interviewed by AFP
Migrants who head to the United Kingdom often see it less as a panacea than a last-ditch means-to-an-end, according to Matthieu Tardis, an expert in...
09 Sep 2020

Navalny poisoning shatters Macron's Russia reset dream

The poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent has dealt a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's...