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What political spaces make up the Old Continent? This question is at the heart of the Ukrainian conflict.
The “European prospects” of Balkan countries have evolved little since 2003.
Military Stockpiles: A Life-Insurance Policy in a High-Intensity Conflict? Focus stratégique, No. 113, Ifri, December 2022.
The war in Ukraine is a reminder of the place of attrition from high-intensity conflict in European armies that have been cut to the bone after three decades of budget cuts. All European forces have had to reduce their stocks to the bare minimum. As a result, support to Ukraine has meant a...
The United Arab Emirates and Sino-American Competition: Towards a Policy of Non-Alignment? Briefings de l'Ifri, 2 december 2022
In just under five years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has accelerated its rapprochement with Xi Jinping’s China, to the point of becoming the first Gulf country to find itself at the heart of the rivalry between Beijing and Washington. Although benefiting from a large US military presence,...
Connectivity in Central Asia at the Crossroads of International Crises: Transport, Energy and Water from Interdependence to New Cooperation Ways Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 41, Ifri, November 2022
From the reestablishment of an Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan by the Taliban to the war in Ukraine, not forgetting climate change, the most serious international crises, whether circumstantial or systemic, are having a severe impact on connectivity in Central Asia with regard to transport,...
The United States and France: Partners for the Pacific Islands Region? CSIS Commentary, 30 November 2022
Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden are meeting for the first state visit under the Biden administration, which is reserved for France.
Putin’s Friends? The Complex Balance Inside Italy’s Far-Right Government Coalition Briefings de l’Ifri, November 28, 2022
Italy’s new far-right government has been widely perceived as the potential weak spot of the anti-Kremlin European front following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: traditionally pro-Putin politicians such as Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi are back in power. Yet, after Mario Draghi’s hawkish...
Strengthening the Dynamics of Renewable Electricity in Europe Briefings de l'Ifri, November 22, 2022
We have made considerable progress in twelve years and the new European Union targets change the scale of renewables, facilitating the electrification of uses. Renewable energies must be pushed to the maximum regardless the future of nuclear power generation.
What Strategic Posture Should France Adopt in the Middle East? Focus stratégique, No. 112, November 2022
France has a historical presence in the Middle East, where it has many interests to defend: the fight against terrorism, the promotion of the arms industry, the dissemination of humanitarian values, etc. To this end, it has a number of resources at its disposal, notably military: French forces...