In a matter of months, Luanda politics became unrecognizable. The reasons why, and the ways in which, João Lourenço, President of Angola since september 2017, proceeded to these substantial and unexpected changes will be analyzed in detail in the pages that follow.
L'Ifri édite trois types de publications électroniques : les études, les notes et les éditoriaux. Les notes sont des policy papers d'une trentaine de pages. Elles sont divisées en collections thématiques supervisées par les différentes unités de recherche de l'Ifri.
The Challenge of Urban Mobility. A Case Study of Addis Ababa Light Rail, Ethiopia Notes de l'Ifri, février 2018
In September 2015, Addis Ababa introduced the first Light Rail Transit system (LRT) in sub-Saharan Africa. This tram, a symbol of Ethiopian renewal, was nevertheless barely used by the capital’s residents during the first few months. However, at the time of our research trip in April 2017,...
India has committed to ambitious action on climate change, but financing its renewable energy goals remains a significant challenge.
La légalisation du cannabis aux Etats-Unis. Les exemples du Colorado et de l'Etat de Washington Potomac Paper, No. 33, February 2018
The use of recreational cannabis became legal in the States of Colorado and Washington in January and July 2014 respectively. The regulations, based on the examples of the tobacco and alcohol markets, intend to tackle the black market and to protect minors more efficiently. How do these two...
Beyond ‘pro’ and ‘anti’ Putin: Debating Russia Policies in France and Germany Visions franco-allemandes, No. 28, Ifri, January 2018
Attitudes vis-à-vis Russia expressed in the public sphere are heterogeneous, in France more so than in Germany. In both France and Germany, the general public is by and large skeptical of Vladimir Putin and his policies. The picture is more diverse in the political realm. In Germany, there ...
Mixing Business with Europe: What Role for Companies on the Future of the EU Notes de l'Ifri, January 2018
The European Union is facing what the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, calls a ‘polycrisis’. The EU is under increasing pressure to deliver and address citizens’ concerns.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the most resource-rich countries in the world, but successive governments have failed to put the country on a stable development track.
Russian Spetsnaz, Contractors and Volunteers in the Syrian Conflict Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 105, Ifri, December 2017
This article focuses on a little-explored aspect of Russia’s intervention in Syria: the new and diverse expeditionary forces engaged on the Syrian frontlines alongside Russian regular armed forces.
Decarbonizing Germany’s Power Sector: Ending Coal with a Carbon Floor Price? Notes de l'Ifri, December 2017
Germany has a long tradition of climate policy programmes with ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and comprehensive climate and energy policy packages....
France, Germany, and the Quest for European Strategic Autonomy: Franco-German Defence Cooperation in A New Era Notes du Cerfa, No. 141, Ifri, December 2017
How can France and Germany contribute to reaching the goal of European strategic autonomy? This key question has been guiding the work with the present report. In the light of a more demanding security environment, but also a rare momentum for further European integration, Berlin and...