To respond to growing global competition, the EU has made notable progress on the internal dimension of technology policy over the past 3 years. It is now also seeking to adapt its foreign policy
Russia’s Niche Soft Power: Sources, Targets and Channels of Influence Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 122, Ifri, April 2021
This paper argues that Russia’s soft power should be understood as a niche soft power, microtargeting some specific audiences based on four particularisms:
Consequences of the coal phase-out on the electricity production in Germany: a best practice model for Europe? Etudes de l'Ifri, April 2021
2020 marked the beginning of the total phasing out of electricity production based on coal, as well as coal extraction in Germany. Laws implemented in 2020 concluded a governmental process started in 2015, which itself resulted from a prior broader debate on the role of coal in a viable and...
Addressing the Climate Emergency: Closing 1,000 Gigawatts of Coal Plants by 2035 Briefings de l'Ifri, April 2, 2021
In order to have any chance of limiting global warming to well below +2°C, there is no choice but to tackle coal-fired power plants head-on, around the world.
La stratégie de souveraineté minérale américaine : une mobilisation tous azimuts Notes de l’Ifri, March 2021
The Trump administration has been very actively designing and implementing a new strategy for reliable supply of critical minerals which aims at reducing the country’s vulnerabilities and becoming a leader in this field.
Toward a New German Foreign Policy. Stepping Into the 21st Century Internationale Politik Quarterly, n° 2, Spring 2021
To adapt its foreign policy to new challenges, Germany must overcome certain taboos inherited from its history.
Since 2018, the global automotive market is shrinking. This economic sector is key for Germany whose car producers belong to the Top 15 car producers worldwide. Yet they are running the risk of being downgraded and eventually replaced, against the backdrop of emerging actors in the United...
Central African Social Media at the Dawn of the Elections : An Advanced Symptom of a Coming Political Crisis Études de l’Ifri, Ifri, March 2021
Although the Central African Republic remains a very weakly connected country with an Internet penetration rate of 14% in 2020, citizens begin to appropriate the use of social networks.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza on June 8, 2020, the election cycle (presidential, legislative, senatorial, communal and hillside elections) have been upheld and went smoothly. Not only has the ruling party, the National Council for...
The EU-Japan partnership in the Indo-Pacific: opportunities and challenges Analysis of Elcano Royal Institute, March 2021
This paper analyses the common and divergent interests of Japan and the EU in the Indo-Pacific and identifies the most promising areas for cooperation.