This seems like a fitting moment to strengthen European cooperation on defense.
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Preparing for 2050: From “Foresight” to “Grand Strategy” Politique étrangère, Vol. 86, No. 4, Winter 2021
China and the United States both have a “grand strategy”: Beijing aspires to be the world’s leading power in 2049, while Washington plans to remain primus inter pares.
Franco-German Civil Society: Object and Actor of Bilateral Relations. Balance and Perspectives after the Signing of the Treaty of Aachen Visions franco-allemandes, No. 32, December 2021
The treaty signed by France and Germany in Aachen on January 22, 2019 highlights the role of civil society in bilateral cooperation and aims to contribute to "bringing societies [and citizens in both countries] closer together".
Mineral revenues are the driving force behind Namibia’s economic performance. Namibia is rich in mineral resources which include uranium, diamond, copper, gold, lead, lithium and zinc. However, these mineral riches are not always allocated and utilized in a transparent manner and seem to...
Le cloud défense : défi opérationnel, impératif stratégique et enjeu de souveraineté Focus stratégique, No. 107, November 2021
Cloud computing – or data management – is considered as one of the pillars of the digital transformation of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces.
The links between India and Taiwan have gathered unprecedented momentum in recent years. This has largely come about due to growing support for Taiwan at civil society level in India.
Towards a more China-centred Global Economy? Implications for Chinese Power in the Age of Hybrid Threats Hybrid CoE Paper, no. 9, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, November 2021
An era of hyper globalization is giving way to an age of geoeconomics wherein China seeks a decisive seat at the table.
The French Military's Perception of the Turkish Military and Turkey's Expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean Etudes de l'Ifri, November 2021
In the summer of 2020, the Central and Eastern Mediterranean became the center of unusual tensions between France and Turkey. Given that these tensions were also military, which is uncommon for the two countries, the perception that the French military has of Turkey’s army and its doctrine is...
Chinese Influences in Africa. 1. The Political and Diplomatic Tools of the "Great Developing Country" Etudes de l'Ifri, November 2021
China and Africa have enjoyed a strong relationship since the wave of African independences in the 1960s. Nevertheless, relations between China and Africa have significantly expanded since the late 1990s and have been fueled by a growing discourse centered on a “win-win” partnership between...
The Energy Price Crises: A Reality Check for Europe’s Green Deal Briefings de l'Ifri, November 10, 2021
On its path to carbon neutrality, the European Union (EU) will be exposed to growing energy price volatility and vulnerable to Russian and Chinese pressure on supply and demand.