Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)
- Germany: domestic policy, foreign policy, Franco-German relations
- European politics
- Domestic political debates in European Union member states
- International relations of the EU
- Non-proliferation issues and strategic trade control
- International sanctions
Éric André Martin joined the French institute of international relations - Ifri in 2018 and was appointed Secretary General of Cerfa in March 2020. Coming from the diplomatic service, he contributes to Ifri's research work by analyzing political developments in Germany, Franco-German relations, European debates in member states and major debates on the European Union's foreign policy.
Eric André Martin has developed a solid experience in European issues through his assignments in Germany, Poland, and in the central administration of the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as of Economy and Finance. Through his advisory activities for the European Commission and by leading the European consortium in charge of assisting third countries in the field of strategic trade control, he developed expertise on non-proliferation issues, strategic trade control as well as international sanctions. He also contributed to research activites on strategic trade control with international partners, such as SIPRI or the Center for Non proliferation Studies in Monterey. His publications outside Ifri include in particular: "In search of the effectiveness of strategic trade control: the game of the gendarme and the thief", French Yearbook of International Relations, 2017.
The End of a Happy Parenthesis. How the War in UkraineI Is Forcing Germany to Rethink Its Model Notes du Cerfa, No. 175, Ifri, September 2023
The period of peace, economic prosperity, and political stability that Germany has experienced since the end of the Cold War ends with the Ukrainian war. The shock wave of this conflict particularly hit its economy and thereby undermines the foundations on which Germany had based its power,...
As French President Emmanuel Macron (accompanied by Ursula von der Leyen) is on a state visit to China, some twenty Ifri researchers decipher the stakes of the U.S./China/Europe strategic triangle.
Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, the Bundeswehr has been led to refocus on territorial defense and collective security, which constituted the core of its activity for decades. This evolution break with the long period of efforts during which the Bundeswehr painfully tried to...
The Shock of Reality: The Traffic Light Coalition in the Russian-Ukrainian Crisis Notes du Cerfa, No. 167, February 2022
The Russian-Ukrainian crisis puts to the test the cohesion of the new traffic light coalition, the authority of Chancellor Scholz and the ambition to adapt the post-Merkel German foreign policy.
The Dilemma of Middle Powers: How AUKUS Has Reshaped the Potential for E3 Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Notes du Cerfa, No. 166, Ifri, October 2021
The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly becoming the center of gravity of economy and geopolitics. It covers 60% of the world’s population, triggers 30% of international trade and drains 60% of global gross domestic product (GDP).
The COVID-19 crisis has not only revealed a world that has moved into an age of interdependence and competition, it has also laid bare Europe’s strategic loneliness and vulnerability.
Technology Strategies in China and the United States, and the Challenges for European Companies Etudes de l'Ifri, October 2020
As international relations are increasingly reorganized around the US-China rivalry, the tensions between these two great powers are shaping a growing number of sectors, and the exchange of sensitive technologies in particular. This is a critical issue for European companies today. <...>
The Sanctions Policy of the European Union: Multilateral Ambitions Versus Power Politics Etudes de l'Ifri, October 2019
Restrictive measures are a major instrument of the European Union (EU)’s external action, which has emerged as one of the world’s leading sanctions emitters. The EU has thus leveraged the size of its market and its economic and financial clout (trade relations, aid policy and bilateral...
As France and Germany celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, there's mounting pressure for the two countries to revamp their cooperation and leadership within the EU.
The first meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz occurred on Friday, December 10, 2021, in Paris. An important visit for both Germany and France and an opportunity to relaunch the Franco-German couple since Angela Merkel’s departure from the German...
Macron set to become the uncontested leader of Europe with German chancellor’s exit. Chancellor Angela Merkel was not naturally inclined to focus on Franco-German relations. “She comes from the former East Germany, and her experience was of east bloc countries, especially ...
Eric André Martin, coordinator of the research initiative on European space governance associating Ifri, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) and Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI...
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 a few issues to be resolved along the way, according to EU policy experts and economists.
The European Union’s chief antitrust official, Margrethe Vestager, has made her name tackling big corporate fish in pretty unconventional ways. A ruling on Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which came with a seven-figure fine, argued free services weren’t always good for the consumer, while...
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 "unacceptable" and that the EU stood ready to "respond strongly" in case Washington went ahead with the plan. The US government announced also on...
The debate on the financial perspectives of the European Union (EU) is traditionally part of a complex dramaturgy, which borders on the cacophony: the proponents of more European solidarity oppose supporters of a fair return, defenders of traditional sectoral policies confront the promoters of...
France and the European Union are ready to respond "with sanctions" if the United States rejects talks over the Airbus trade dispute, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday. "If the American administration rejects the hand that has been held out by France and the European...