From the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Beijing has adopted an outward posture of neutrality while in fact supporting Moscow.
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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.
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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 war in Ukraine has revived discussion about the Washington-Beijing-Moscow triangle and about Europe’s place in geopolitical power struggles.
The war in Ukraine has been a rude awakening for Berlin.
The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Energy Sector Politique étrangère, Vol. 87, No. 2, Summer 2022
The outbreak of war in Ukraine dealt a shock to energy markets.
We have reentered the world of war. In its first special report, Politique étrangère offers a range of in-depth analyses of the military and political dynamics at work in a Europe that has just woken up from its dream of enduring peace. The direct confrontation between Ukraine and...
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.
Ethiopia has been in a state of civil war since November 2020. The hostilities have already gone through several phases.
What Progress on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change? Politique étrangère, Vol. 87, No. 1, Spring 2022
At COP26, a long-term target to keep global warming below 1.5°C was set. This goal is inconsistent with the commitments that the signatory countries have made in terms of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.