Japan has been steadfastly promoting the development of its hydrogen economy at all levels: political, diplomatic, economic and industrial. It is yet to be seen if this excitement can be turned into a credible, cost-effective and large scale deployment.
Russian Private Military Contractors in Sub-Saharan Africa: Strengths, Limitations and Implications Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 120, Ifri, September 2020
Since 2014, Russia has notably intensified its policies in Africa, joining the race for local markets and opportunities presented by the rapidly growing and transforming continent.
The European Union (EU) is committed to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Similarly, Norway aims to create a zero-emission society by that same year.
COVID-19: Down with Globalization, Long Live Europe? Politique étrangère, Vol. 85, No. 3, Autumn 2020
Beyond national healthcare systems, COVID-19 questions major global balances, as well as the modes of cooperation underpinning them.
COVID-19 Puts International Health Cooperation to the Test Politique étrangère, Vol. 85, No. 3, Autumn 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed international tensions, in particular between China and the United States.
The recovery plan agreed upon by European Union leaders in July 2020 is unprecedented: for the first time, it creates a common debt that will help revive the economies impacted by the pandemic.
RAMSES 2021. At the Edge?, written by Ifri's research team and external experts, offers an in-depth and up-to-date analysis of geopolitics in today’s world.
Looking back on the last few weeks, a famous quote by Goethe (from his report on the siege of Mainz in 1793) came to mind: “Better to commit an injustice than to countenance disorder.” In other words, disorder engenders more injustice than it eradicates. But, if one word...
France and Bavaria have a longstanding close and solid partnership. However, the relationship between France and Bavaria is not only marked by a common history and by the structures created over the decades.
Caught in the Web of Bureaucracy? How ‘Failed’ Land Deals Shape the State in Tanzania International Development Policy - Revue internationale de politique de développment, vol. 12, n° 2, 2020
After more than ten years of hectic debates on international ‘land grabs’, academic interest in collapsed land deals or projects with unexpected results is growing.