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Politique étrangère is a journal of debate and analysis of major international issues. It is the oldest French journal in this field. The first edition dates back to 1936 under the aegis of Centre d’études de politique étrangère (Centre for the Study of Foreign Policy). Since 1979, it has been edited by Ifri.
Its purpose is to highlight all aspects of the ongoing debates in international relations, to put forward an in-depth analysis of current affairs and to be a stable reference tool for academic circles, decision-makers and the civil society. Each issue includes at least two sections related to an event or a specific dimension of international debate as well as several articles focusing on deciphering topical issues.
In Politique étrangère, much space is devoted to current affairs in international relations that are developed both in French and foreign publications.
What political spaces make up the Old Continent? This question is at the heart of the Ukrainian conflict.
The “European prospects” of Balkan countries have evolved little since 2003.
Beyond the tactical sphere, the conflict in Ukraine has already had numerous repercussions, and its conclusion will provoke many more in the global system. In this special issue, Politique étrangère explores some potential outcomes.
The Twentieth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party: A Missed Opportunity for Renewal Politique étrangère, Vol. 87, No. 3, Autumn 2022
The twentieth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), planned for the fall of 2022, is expected to be a demonstration of immobilism.
The war in Ukraine has revived discussion about the Washington-Beijing-Moscow triangle as well as Europe’s place in the geopolitical power struggles.
From the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Beijing has adopted an outward posture of neutrality while in fact supporting Moscow.
The war in Ukraine has been a rude awakening for Berlin.
On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Moscow’s initial plan was to use a “shock and awe” approach to conquer Kyiv quickly.
The election of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, followed by the Covid-19 pandemic, marked the end of the road for the Hirak movement that had failed to establish itself as a political alternative despite its massive popularity.