In recent years, Russia has focused on developing its relations with Southeast Asia, particularly in the areas of economic ties and arms sales.
From May 23 to 29, over 300 million Europeans are set to elect a new Parliament for a five-year term.
The General Data Protection Regulation and the energy sector...
Kremlin-Linked Forces in Ukraine’s 2019 Elections: On the Brink of Revenge? Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 25, Ifri, February 2019
The 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine take place against the backdrop of the continuing “hybrid war” with Russia, but are also marked by the visible successes of the Ukrainian leadership in strengthening the country’s defenses, reviving its economic growth and...
Going Green: Are Chinese Cities Planting the Seeds for Sustainable Energy Systems? Etudes de l'Ifri, February 2019
The Global Climate Action Summit held in September 2018 in California has highlighted the importance of cities for promoting clean energy solutions and for combatting climate change. While energy policies in most countries depend primarily on national governments, cities have the...
The Global Compact for Migration. Towards Global Governance of International Migration? Notes de l'Ifri, February 2019
The “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” was adopted in Marrakesh on 10 and 11 December 2018, after 18 months of consultation and negotiation. It is presented as the first United Nations’ agreement on a comprehensive approach to international migration in all its aspects....
Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific strategy is driven less by a coherent national strategy than by a choice made due to the lack of alternatives resulting from Indonesia’s domestic and international weaknesses.
The Franco-German Tandem: Bridging the Gap on Nuclear Issues Proliferation Papers, No. 61, Ifri, January 2019
The Franco-German couple has long been characterized by divergent trajectories on nuclear matters, and antagonist historical decisions still frame the current relationship.
The Arctic: Critical Metals, Hydrogen and Wind Power for the Energy Transition Edito Energie, January 2019
According to a 2008 estimate, the Arctic hosts approximately 412 billion barrels of oil equivalent of conventional oil and gas resources. And since then, following the so-called shale revolution and technology improvements, numbers have gone even higher.
Rare Earths and China: A Review of Changing Criticality in the New Economy Notes de l'Ifri, January 2019
China’s dominance in the production of rare earth elements symbolizes the competition for once obscure sets of mineral resources in our increasingly digital, low carbon world.