Amid the shift in major powers, the Persian Gulf is asserting its position at the heart of the Middle East.
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).
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.
Confettis d’empire ou points d’appui ? L’avenir de la stratégie française de présence et de souveraineté Focus stratégique, n° 94, février 2020
France is one of the few nations in the world to benefit from a permanent global military presence. With more than 10,000 military personnel from all three services, deployed across the five continents and the three main oceanic basins, it benefits from the second largest network of...
Saudi Arabia’s Policy in Africa : Vectors and Objectives L'Afrique en questions, n°52, 6 February 2020
Until recently, Saudi Arabia was the country out of the Gulf countries that had the greatest number of diplomatic missions in Africa (27)....
Europe is divided in many ways. Brexit and rising nationalism are striking examples of this existing fragmentation. But what unites us Europeans? The Franco-German Future Dialogue 2019 has met fellow Europeans in thirteen member states of the European Union to discuss questions of identity. Do...
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, technical processes.
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?
Sanctions and the End of Trans-Atlanticism. Iran, Russia, and the Unintended Division of the West Notes de l'Ifri, January 2020
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.