The increasing autonomy and digitization of battlefields implies a re-examination of Man Machine Teaming (MMT). While Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significant benefits, the human cognitive system remains unique until this day. Nonetheless, as demonstrated by the “centaur” approach, man...
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Kaliningrad in the Post-Crimea Russia. A Bastion or a Weak Link? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 124, Ifri, September 2021
Since 2014, Russia’s policies toward Kaliningrad Oblast—its westernmost region located between Lithuania and Poland and physically cut off from Russia’s main body—have undergone notable transformation. One crucial change was the inception of a policy aimed at remilitarization, which has...
The Future of the Franco-German Tandem Commentary in ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies), Milan, September 22, 2021
At the heart of the European project, the Franco-German tandem provides impetus for further integration within the EU. However, Brussels is yet to decide which direction it wants to take, and the French and Germans still have to agree on their position with regards to economics,...
AUKUS, the Indo-Pacific, and France’s Role: Fluctuat Nec Mergitur Article published by the Russian International Affairs Council
The announcement of the new AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the U.S. came as a shock for France.
Facing a Wall: Climate in the German Elections and Perspectives for France Briefings de l'Ifri, September 21, 2021
All key candidates have climate neutrality by 2045 in sight, yet Germany is preparing to embark on a high-speed decarbonization train that has neither enough power nor rails to lead to its final destination. Beyond slogans and principles, effective strategies have often been missing.
After the Hydrogen Bubble Bursts: The Factors Shaping and Possibly Unfolding International Hydrogen Value Chains Briefings de l'Ifri, September 17, 2021
The laws of physics and the geographic realities will prevail over the myths of hydrogen (H2): it will essentially be delivering carbon-neutral feedstocks to the chemical and steelmaking industries, carbon-neutral fuels to shipping and aviation, and eventually ensuring security in...
Geopolitics of the World’s Forests: Strategies for Tackling Deforestation Études de l'Ifri, June 2021
Deforestation continues at a worrying pace worldwide, except in temperate and boreal countries. It is caused by the race for land, underpinned by population growth and rising global demand for “deforestation-prone” products. Moreover, with climate change, mega-fires are now posing...
Trump et le Parti républicain : défaite électorale, victoire idéologique ? Potomac Paper, No. 43, September 2021
During Donald Trump’s four-year term, many new Republican candidates have been elected to Congress. Often backed by the former president from the GOP’s primaries, they were chosen for their devotion towards him and their support for his policies : moral conservatism and laissez-faire...
The United Arab Emirates in Africa: The Partly Thwarted Ambitions of a New Regional Player Notes de l'Ifri, September 2021
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long-standing ties with African countries, but the implementation of a genuine Africa policy dates back only about 15 years.
Japan’s Infrastructure Investment in the Indian Ocean: Checking China, Securing the Sea Lanes Asie.Visions, No. 123, September 2021
In the 2010s, Japan gradually increased economic connections with the Indian Ocean region (IOR) through trade, foreign direct investment, and official development assistance (ODA).