Health / Environment
Health issues have attracted the attention of IFRI: dynamics of epidemics, resilience of health systems, role of states, international organizations and NGOs.
Environmental issues are intimately linked to health issues, as well as the evolution of energy consumption policies and regulation. Climate issues are increasingly present in the international debate, as testify the Paris Conference in 2015.
While the coronavirus health crisis is currently intensifying in Europe, it does not seem to be affecting France and Germany at the same pace or with the same intensity. The crisis is putting both countries' respective hospital systems to the test in different ways. France and Germany's...
The need for a strategic recycling approach to take up the challenge of critical metals Edito Energie, December 2018
In September 2010, China stopped all exports of rare earths and associated products to Japan, depriving Japan’s industry of essential raw materials. This decision highlighted the tensions around the trade of critical materials and China’s monopoly on a group of particular metals. Western...
La crise des opioïdes aux États-Unis. D’un abus de prescriptions à une épidémie aiguë Potomac Paper, n° 35, décembre 2018
The opioid crisis in the U.S. has reached increasingly tragic proportions – accounting for two thirds of the 72,000 overdose deaths of 2017.
During its two sessions (lianghui) in March 2018, the National People’s Congress (NPC) announced China’s most important institutional reforms in the last 30 years. These changes occurred right after Xi Jinping consolidated his power and at a time when stakeholders working in the energy field...
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...
In the week following Trump’s election, Ifri published a study to identify the likely changes in U.S. foreign policy. From the outset, this election appeared as a change in the U.S.’ trajectory, with consequences on the power relations and functioning of the international system.
Complementary solutions to national grid extensions let hope for significant improvements in the field of energy access, consistent with current economic and environmental challenges. This Note explores the regulatory and economic prerequisites that must be enhanced in order to support the...
On November 4th 2015, the Ifri Center for Energy held an international conference on the future of Climate Action beyond the COP21. The conference brought together key...
Water and Energy in the GCC: Securing Scarce Water in Oil-Rich Countries Notes de l'Ifri, September 2015
Water scarcity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has traditionally been addressed by finding new ways of producing water. The high costs of desalinated water production are borne by the State through subsidies. As this trend is not environmentally or economically sustainable, new...
A videoconference around Francisco DE SANTIBAÑES, Secretary general at the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI).
A videoconference around Thierry VIRCOULON, Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Center for African Studies.
The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) in Southeast Asia after COVID-19: Towards a New Deal? Les Jeudis de l'Ifri
A videoconference around Sophie BOISSEAU du ROCHER, Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Center for Asian Studies.
A videoconference around Charles P. RIES, vice-president, International at Rand Corporation.
A videoconference around James M. LINDSAY, senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
The EU after Karlsruhe and the Franco-German Initiative on EU Debt: Is it a Hamiltonian Moment? Les Jeudis de l'Ifri
A videoconference around Guntram B. WOLFF, Director of Bruegel.
A videoconférence "Les jeudis de l'Ifri" around Corentin BRUSTLEIN, Director of Ifri's Security Studies Center.
North Africa and the Middle East a priori appeared as fragile spaces in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic: significant migratory flows, strong social inequalities as well as in the access to health structures, weak governance, violent protests and open wars could all amplify the...
A videoconférence "Les jeudis de l'Ifri" around Eric-André MARTIN, Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations - Cerfa at Ifri.
The Think Thank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency.