As French President Emmanuel Macron (accompanied by Ursula von der Leyen) is on a state visit to China, some twenty Ifri researchers decipher the stakes of the U.S./China/Europe strategic triangle.
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The Cumbersome Legacy of the SPD’s Policy Towards Vladimir Putin’s Russia Allemagne d'aujourd'hui, No. 243, January-March 2023
The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) looks back with pride on the history of its Ostpolitik, which it sees as having paved the way for German reunification. With the firm will to continue this Ostpolitik after the end of the Cold War, SPD politicians of the last 20 years have...
Imagining Beyond the Imaginary. The Use of Red Teaming and Serious Games in Anticipation and Foresight Briefings de l’Ifri, Ifri, March 30, 2023
The Red Team Defence demonstrates the Ministry of the Armed Forces' desire to appropriate new foresight tools. Thus, brain games or serious games aim to bypass the weight of the military hierarchy, the standardisation of thoughts and cognitive biases in order to avoid strategic unthinking.
Japan and the Pacific Islands Countries. Longstanding Strategic Interests, Recent Strategic Engagement Asie.Visions, No. 134, March 2023
Japan has recently stepped up its engagement with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs), building on its historical ties and strategic interests in the region.
The United States in Central Asia: A Fleeting Return? Politique étrangère, Vol. 88, No. 1, spring 2023
The chaotic retreat of the United States from Afghanistan in August 2021 might lead to an expectation of a lasting loss of influence in central Asia.
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Donald Trump's presidency allowed the most radical wing of the Republicans to seize hold of the party.
Food Systems in the Pacific: Addressing Challenges in Cooperation with Europe Briefings de l’Ifri, March 6, 2023
More frequent climate disasters, rising sea levels, the economic fallout of Covid-19 lockdowns, border closures, supply chain constraints, and the global impact of the war in Ukraine have aggravated the challenge of maintaining sustainable and resilient food systems for Pacific Island...
The Sino-Russian Partnership: Assumptions, Myths and Realities Russie.NEI.Reports, No. 42, Ifri, March 2023
When Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin announced a “no limits friendship” at their February 2022 summit, the message was that Beijing and Moscow had reached a new peak in relations.
The war in Ukraine has become a showcase for the new commercial paradigm emerging in the space sector (New Space). As such, it seems to confirm the relevance of adaptation efforts led by the United States – more specifically the Pentagon – since the mid-2010s.