On 21 July 2020, French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire participated remotely in the High Level Economic and Financial Dialogue with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua.
With the resignation of Prime Minister Abe, the future of Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy has been called into question. Abe was indeed one of the key architects of this vision<...>
No Peacemakers for the New / Old Caucasian War: Understanding the Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash Order from Chaos: Foreign Policy in a Troubled World. A How-to Guide for Managing the End of the post-Cold War Era. Brookings, September 30, 2020
A full-blown war erupted in the South Caucasus last Sunday, September 27, and as the two belligerents — Armenia and Azerbaijan — mobilize their forces under martial law, no international authority is trying in earnest to stop the hostilities. The conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh...
Germany and the Economic and Monetary Union. Between the Search for Deeper European Integration and the Assertion of National Interests Allemagne d'aujourd'hui, No. 233, July-September 2020
Germany joined the creation of Economic and Monetary Union only with great hesitation and has tried to dictate the spirit and rules of operation of the Union.
Global Order in the Shadow of the Coronavirus: China, Russia and the West Lowy Institute Analysis, July 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a harsh spotlight on the state of global governance. Faced with the greatest emergency since the Second World War, nations have regressed into narrow self-interest. The concept of a rules-based international order has been stripped of meaning, while...
In search of a common spirit: the countries of the Weimar Triangle in the Covid-19 crisis Paper Series "Acting European? The European Union and the Weimar Triangle in the Coronavirus Crisis", No. 5, 2 June 2020
The coronavirus crisis has affected the countries of the Weimar Triangle to varying degrees. Bilateral relations between Germany and Poland as well as Germany and France have been strongly influenced by border closures, which have led to tensions between the countries.
This essay offers a general assessment of Japan’s performance in the 2019 G20 and G7 Summits, held respectively in Osaka, Japan and Biarritz, France and looks at how Tokyo coordinated with its European partners (The European Union (EU) institutions and the EU Member States) in these...
Russia, the Global Sanitary Crisis and Oil Meltdown: Revisiting Power and the Enemy Russia in Global Affairs, April 2020
In global affairs, the Covid-19 virus makes all countries, powers and individuals equal in one dimension: none is immune to or spared from contamination. In an open and interdependent world, we are all exposed to global sanitary and environmental degradations. Russia is no exception: it has...
Contribution to the Task Force Sustainable Energy, Water and Food Systems of T20 Saudi Arabia Working Paper, March 2020
Waste-to-energy plants appear as an effective means of dealing with two problems of electricity access and waste management at once.
Europe is divided in many ways. Brexit and rising nationalism are striking examples of this existing fragmentation. But what unites us Europeans? The Franco-German Future Dialogue 2019 has met fellow Europeans in thirteen member states of the European Union to discuss questions of identity. Do...