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Ifri’s programs deal with the majors issues of today’s world: security, climate and energy, migration, economy, space, global governance and more.


How can we, and should we manage cases of transboundary pollution? Through the study of the Baia Mare case - a case of cyanide and heavy metal pollution of one of the Danube's affluent river between Romania and Hungary - this study elucidates the process through which new governance tools can...


The concept of strategic surprise has rarely been defined precisely and generally conveys the idea of a badly or non-anticipated threat which unexpectedly hits a state, shaking its conceptions and its position towards security. Until the 1980s strategic surprise would take the form of a...


We are concerned here with what makes the political problem of the politics and policies of international migration today. Our aim is to identify some of the major blind spots in migration policies the way they are in general. This broad approach makes it possible to identify the most critical...


From Afghanistan to the Central African Republic, through Haiti and Guinea Bissau, 'failed' or fragile states have finally turned out to be much more resilient than planned to the Security Sector Reforms (SSR) and other imported reforms of governance. Their ability to let any reform coming...


La présidence de George Bush se solde par un désastre : l'Irak, la corruption, l'incompétence, l'irresponsabilité financière et, en toile de fond, une économie qui rappelle celle de la fin de XIXe siècle, douce aux riches, dure pour les pauvres et surtout menaçante pour les classes moyennes....

By: Philippe COQUET

In Europe and to a lesser extent in the rest of the world, the last decades have been characterized by two concomitant phenomena : the increasing cost of armament technology which has become always more sophisticated as well as the reduction in the strength of national armed forces and in...


Development aid has progressively penetrated the fields of conflicts and "fragility". It tends to become a key component of external interventions, next to military action and diplomacy. As a result, it is subjected to the final goals of those operations which, beyond the end of confrontations...

Saturday 28 November 2009
from 08:00 to 17:00 - Ifri Conferences

The decision to hold this seminar stems from an observation, made and consolidated throughout the work of the Health&Environment programme, that communication is an essential variable in the good management of global health crises.

By bringing together academics, practitioners and...

Tuesday 17 November 2009
from 12:30 to 14:30 - External Events

Session organized by the CSIS (Center for Strategic & International Studies) and Ifri. Introduction by David Pumphrey, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, CSIS, with Barbara Buchner, Senior Energy and Environment Analyst, International Energy Agency,

Monday 16 November 2009 to Wednesday 16 December 2009
from Monday 16 November 2009 15:00 to Wednesday 16 December 2009 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

With the Regulation REACH (EC) No 1907/2006, adopted on December 2006, the 18th, the European Union (EU) aims to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment while enhancing innovation and competitiveness. This new regulation regime represents a shift in the paradigm...

Friday 30 October 2009
from 07:45 to 09:15 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Conference organised by the IFRI and the CEPII around Jeffry A. Frieden, Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University. Moderator: Jacques Mistral, Head of Economic Studies, IFRI. Discussants: Patrick Allard, Counsellor, Centre...

Thursday 29 October 2009
from 11:30 to 13:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Le Centre des études de sécurité de l'Ifri organise, dans le cadre du quatrième cycle de "séminaires-sandwichs" septembre 2009-juin 2010, le deuxième séminaire autour de Mark Joyce, Chercheur associé au RUSI (Londres) et Analyste chez Stirling Assynt, cabinet...

Monday 05 October 2009
from 09:00 to 11:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

As part of the Ifri Energy Breakfast Roundtable, a seminar with John Brodman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Energy. Chairman : Jacque Lesourne, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Ifri Energy Program. Moderator :

Monday 06 July 2009
from 17:30 to 19:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

De retour d'une tournée de six semaines en Irak et en Afghanistan, Montgomery McFate, anthropologue à l'origine du HTS et le Colonel Steve Fondacaro, directeur du programme HTS, présenteront les principes et les résultats de ce programme.

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