The acute Sino-American tensions which started in 2018 have been coupled with controversies around 5G technology, exemplified by the spotlight placed on Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei and the security risks associated with its use. For Europe, the 5G challenge at the international level...
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Indian Space Program and its Drivers: Possible Implications for the Global Space Market Notes de l'Ifri, January 2022
India has one of the oldest space programs in the world with space playing a critical role in India’s national development and external power projection capability.
French Special Operations What Is Their Role in the Context of Great-Power Competition? Briefings de l'Ifri, January 27, 2022
The year 2022 marks thirty years since the creation of the Commandement des operations spéciales (COS, Special Operations Command). Those three decades have been dominated by missions carried out in volatile environments, most often against irregular adversaries, primarily terrorist groups.
Booming Decentralized Solar Power in Africa’s Cities. Satellite Imagery and Deep Learning Provide Cutting-Edge Data on Electrification Briefings de l'Ifri, January 18, 2022
The market for decentralized solar systems first developed in rural Africa, and today it is expanding to the continent’s cities, though these areas are already covered by each country’s central network.
Korea-EU Direct Investment Links: The Neglected Facet of a Tight Partnership in: The Routledge Handbook of Europe-Korea Relations, Nicolas Casarini et al. (eds), Routledge, Chapter 12, 2022
Despite their difference in size, Korea and the EU have developed over time a strong and deep relation through direct investment flows. Germany dominates the relationship, but there remains ample room for the other EU member-states to further develop their relations with Korea.
South Korea and France’s Indo-Pacific Strategies: Potential Partnership and Challenges Asie.Visions, No. 126, December 2021
Despite some constraints on their Indo-Pacific strategies, South Korea and France could consider bilateral dialogues for partnership in the Indo-Pacific, leading to a high level of confidence and strategic convergence in security.
New African Union Commission (2021-2025). Challenges and Issues After the Reform Initiated by Paul Kagamé Briefings de l'Ifri, March 2022
The election of the Commission to run the African Union (AU) on February 6 and 7, 2021 was an important step towards implementing its institutional reform. The Commission is the institution’s real government, setting the pan-African organization’s objectives under the leadership of the Heads...
Russia’s Islam: Balancing Securitization and Integration Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 125, Ifri, December 2021
Russia’s Islam has been much more than the two Chechen wars, and regular terrorist actions that have shaken the Russian territory. Islam constitutes an integral part of Russia’s history and culture, and the Putin regime regularly celebrates Islam’s contribution to the country and its great...
European Economic Governance: Past Errors and Future Promises Politique étrangère, Vol. 86, No. 4, Winter 2021
The eurozone crisis marked a real failure of European Union (EU) policy, which led to mediocre economic performance and the erosion of its political legitimacy among the populations of member states.
How to reduce the vulnerabilities induced by these global value chains to be more independent, while taking into account the reality of these productive processes which precisely generate interdependencies?