China increasingly sees its flagship foreign policy project as a tool for restructuring global governance and a vector for promoting a new form of globalization.
L'Ifri édite trois types de publications électroniques : les études, les notes et les éditoriaux. Les études constituent le format le plus long. Elles sont le produit d'un travail de recherche poussé et visent à développer une analyse approfondie.
Japan’s policies in post-Soviet Central Asia, similarly to its actions in other Asian subregions, have often been interpreted recently as reactions to China’s advances – in particular, the Belt and Road Initiative. This first impression can be misleading.
Biogas and Biomethane in Europe: Lessons from Denmark, Germany and Italy Etudes de l'Ifri, April 2019
At a time when the European Union (EU) is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonization of its gas sector, a close look at the experience of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas production can provide valuable lessons.
Urbanization is a relentless trend, and as cities grow and expand, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing as well.
Will the EU Let Itself Be Bought ? New Framework for Foreign Direct Investments in Europe Etudes de l'Ifri, March 2019
In 2016, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the European Union (UE) reached a record high, in contrast to the steady decline in FDI flows from the EU to China. Beijing is looking for markets and strategic assets and particularly targets advanced technologies in major European...
Shaping the Global Governance of Renewables: A Comparative Institutional Analysis Etudes de l'Ifri, March 2019
Over the past decade, facilitating the widespread deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) and enabling their integration within the energy systems has become a central priority for various international organizations (IO) and initiatives.
In recent years, Russia has focused on developing its relations with Southeast Asia, particularly in the areas of economic ties and arms sales.
From May 23 to 29, over 300 million Europeans are set to elect a new Parliament for a five-year term.
Kremlin-Linked Forces in Ukraine’s 2019 Elections: On the Brink of Revenge? Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 25, Ifri, February 2019
The 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine take place against the backdrop of the continuing “hybrid war” with Russia, but are also marked by the visible successes of the Ukrainian leadership in strengthening the country’s defenses, reviving its economic growth and...
Going Green: Are Chinese Cities Planting the Seeds for Sustainable Energy Systems? Etudes de l'Ifri, February 2019
The Global Climate Action Summit held in September 2018 in California has highlighted the importance of cities for promoting clean energy solutions and for combatting climate change. While energy policies in most countries depend primarily on national governments, cities have the...