In 2017, the coming to power of João Lourenço put an end to nearly four decades of rule by the former head of state, José Eduardo Dos Santos.
The Development of Hydrocarbons in East Africa: Political and Security Challenges Notes de l'Ifri, December 2019
East Africa has the potential to experience a gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export boom in the coming years due to several projects that have been released.
Les médias conservateurs dans la campagne de 2020 : un soutien unanime au président ? Potomac Papers, No. 38, December 2019
From the 1920s to the 1980s, the American press followed strict discursive practices based on objectivity and fairness. Starting in the 1930’s, the country's political center of gravity was on the liberal side and there were few overtly conservative media.
China's Social Credit System remains a poorly understood combination of rating schemes and blacklists, but the consequences for individuals and businesses are very real.
The French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) celebrated its 40th anniversary in the spring of 2019, in a completely different environment to when it was founded, which was dominated by the competition between the two “superpowers” of the time, the United States and the...
French Foreign Policy in the Age of Polycrisis in Sicherheit und Frieden, Security and Peace, 3/2019
Under the presidency of Emmanuel Macron, France has set itself the goal of strengthening its international presence, being more proactive and defining the European reform agenda. However, the French room for manoeuver is limited.
Digital power refers to any actor’s ability to exploit digital data to help influence the behavior of other actors on the international stage and to achieve its own ends. It is about understanding how it influences events in the real world, despite its “intangible” nature.
Hong Kong : The 2019 Protest Movement and the Future of Autonomy Asie.Visions, No. 109, November 2019
The current protest movement in Hong Kong, which began with the proposed extradition law in June 2019 that would have considerably weakened the judicial border between Hong Kong and Mainland China, has set itself apart from the city’s numerous movements in recent years by its massive following...
30 ans après la chute du Mur. Une Allemagne unifiée, une population désunie Notes du Cerfa, No. 150, Ifri, November 2019
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, celebrations have taken a disappointing turn. The electoral successes of the far-right German party AfD (Alternative for Germany (in German: Alternative für Deutschland)) in Saxony, Brandenburg and Thuringia in...