During its two sessions (lianghui) in March 2018, the National People’s Congress (NPC) announced China’s most important institutional reforms in the last 30 years. These changes occurred right after Xi Jinping consolidated his power and at a time when stakeholders working in the energy field...
The Trump-led Trade War with China: Energy Dominance Self-destructed? Etudes de l'Ifri, September 2018
Under particular US legal rationale, such as calling foreign imports a “national security threat”, President Donald Trump has started imposing tariffs and/or quotas and has launched national security investigations on a growing number of imported goods from US allies and others alike.
Corruption, Ethnicity and Violence as a Triple Political Strategy. The Changing Face of Politics in Zambia Notes de l'Ifri, September 2018
Recently, Zambian politics have been changing in a pretty checkered manner. The threat of corruption, political violence and ethnic-politics has been growing since the ruling Patriotic Front Party (PF) assumed power in 2011.
The Japan-India Economic Partnership: A Politically Driven Process Asie.Visions, No. 100, September 2018
In the last decade, the strengthening of the India-Japan strategic partnership has been primarily driven by geopolitical considerations, in an era of competing regional visions and influence.
The nature of work has been remarkably transformed in a short period of time through the combined effect of globalization and technological disruptions. Ongoing technological breakthroughs, carried by increasingly digitalized and automated economic activities, and the “democratization” of...
How do we get out of wars? One hundred years after 1918, Politique étrangère’s special report takes up this question from different perspectives in relation to the conflicts in which Western armies, willingly or otherwise, are embroiled.
Understanding the Resilience of the Islamic Republic of Iran Politique étrangère, Vol. 83, No. 3, Autumn 2018
The leaders of Iran nurture regional ambitions, and are conscious of the limits of their country’s power.
The Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence: The Return of Empires? Politique étrangère, Vol. 83, No. 3, Autumn 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is swiftly moving forward and becoming a real tool of power.
RAMSES 2019. The Clashes of the Future, written by Ifri's research team and external experts, offers an in-depth and up-to-date analysis of global geopolitics.