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18 Jun 2020

The Belt and Road: China's "Community of Destiny" for Southeast Asia? Asie.Visions, No. 113, June 2020

As a frontline zone and a pivot, Southeast Asia is both a testing ground and a showcase of China’s ambitions in developing a grand cooperative scheme. Creating mutually positive linkages is crucial for both partners,...

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03 Jun 2020

Transformation of Russian Strategic Culture: Impacts from Local Wars and Global Confrontation Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 118, Ifri, June 2020

Russian strategic culture is evolving fast, despite the consolidation of the ruling regime, which is maturing into a more rigid autocracy, whereby its ideological outlook becomes increasingly conservative.

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29 May 2020

Solar Power in Sub-Saharan Africa after COVID-19: Healing the Ills of the Sector Édito Énergie, 29 May 2020

The electrification of sub-Saharan Africa is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. It is essential if we are to succeed in creating the 20 million jobs each year necessary to absorb the demographic growth of the region,

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19 May 2020

Economy and Diplomacy: China’s two Challenges in the Post-Covid-19 World Lettre du Centre Asie, n° 82, 19 mai 2020

Will China rise stronger from the pandemic? A flow of media reports and op-eds have recently flourished, forecasting the decline of the West and the triumph of China on the world stage amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have declared the dawn of...

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19 May 2020

The Twelve Labours of the European Green Deal

Following the 18 May Franco-German initiative and ahead of next week's critical presentation (27 May) by the European Commission of the European recovery plan aligned with the carbon neutrality objective, Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega<...>

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07 May 2020

East Asia Security in Flux. What Regional Order Ahead? Études de l'Ifri, May 2020

By: Céline PAJON, Masashi NISHIHARA, (eds.)

In February 2020, the Ifri Center for Asian Studies and the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS) held a conference on the Asian security environment.

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05 May 2020

“Green” or “Brown” Recovery Strategies? A preliminary assessment of policy trends in a selection of countries worldwide

Economic recovery measures taken by several governments in the world so far are not aligned with the Paris Agreement. Yet some governments took important steps in the right direction but they are often insufficient. Two cases stand out : South...

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29 Apr 2020

Covid-19 in Europe-China Relations: A country-level analysis Special Report of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), 29 April 2020

By: John SEAMAN, (ed.) with analysis from , Marc JULIENNE, and European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) partners

Analysis from 19 countries reveals the complexities of Europe’s relations with China amid the Covid-19 crisis.

19 Jul 2020

Turkey fuels regional power game over Mediterranean gas reserves

Dorothée SCHMID, quoted by Laura Pitel in Ankara and David Sheppard in London in Financial Times
Competing claims have left Ankara isolated. Its efforts to stall projects threaten billions of dollars in investment. Europe’s top diplomat smiled...
18 Jun 2020

Can Huawei Face EU Fines Like Google and Apple?

Éric-André MARTIN, quoted by Lionel Laurent in The Washington Post
The European Union’s chief antitrust official, Margrethe Vestager, has made her name tackling big corporate fish in pretty unconventional ways....
05 Jun 2020

U.S. Allies Look on in Dismay While U.S. Rivals Rejoice

Laurence NARDON, quoted by Keith Johnson in Foreign Policy
Trump’s failure to convene a G-7 meeting is only the latest blow to America’s crumbling prestige in the face of nationwide unrest. When German...
03 Jun 2020

Embattled at home, Trump finds himself isolated abroad, too

Thomas GOMART, quoted by Steven Erlanger on New York Times
With American cities burning and the coronavirus still raging, killing more people than in any other country, President Trump also has growing...
09 May 2020

Allies despair as Trump abandons America's leadership role at a time...

The United States has scaled back its role on the world stage, taken actions that are undermining efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic and...
02 May 2020

Europe’s relationship with China is now one of mistrust and...

Françoise NICOLAS, Marc JULIENNE, quoted by Lara Marlowe for The Irish Times.
At the start of the pandemic, Europe and China helped one other. Then the mood changed.