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With its regional programs, the institute monitors the main strategic areas of the world. Specific attention is given to the regular on-the-ground-presence of Ifri’s researchers and to the upkeep of a permanent dialog with local actors.
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Created in 2007, the Africa Studies Center of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) works to address cross-disciplinary issues that the African continent is facing. The Center achieves its mission through quality analyses available in various formats. Launched in 2008, l...
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The Study Committee on French-German Relations (Cerfa) ...
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Asia is now a nerve center for global economic activity and a theatre of some of the most critical political and security developments of our time. The Center for Asian Studies provides documented expertise and a platform of discussion on Asian issues that seeks to accompany decision makers and...
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European issues are transversely covered by almost all programs of Ifri. Some programs pay particular attention to these themes: the Study Committee for French-German relations (CERFA), the French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (CFA). ...
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The Middle East and North Africa Programme at IFRI aims to provide expertise on the trends and developments in politics, societies and economies across the region. ...
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Russia—as a great power, an emerging market and an energy heavyweight—is intriguing. Both Russia and the post-Soviet space tend to be somewhat volatile and impenetrable. ...
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Turkey today evolves very fast, due to the joint influence of external factors and internal dynamics that are sometimes difficult to grasp. ...
17/03/2014
By: Bard WORMDAL

The sea route between Europe and Asia is significantly shorter via Arctic waters than via the Suez Canal. Changes in global climate have resulted in a diminishing of ice in Arctic waters. This has resulted in the Northern Sea Route establishing itself as a viable commercial alternative, which...

19/02/2014

The dramatic rise of Chinese direct investment into the European Union has sparked a debate about the control that China may be seeking to take over European economies. Quite naturally these concerns have led to repeated calls that action be taken to slow down, if not to...

05/02/2014
By: Yann-Sven RITTELMEYER, Vivien PERTUSOT

There may be a a greater focus on European issues than before in the European election campaign in France. However, the combined effects of the economic crisis, the low popularity of the EU, and the unpopularity of political leaders could crystallise a ‘protest" vote for both national and...

09/09/2013

Due not only to its importance but also to the place it leaves to symbolic politics, the Franco-German relationship is often described through emotions and in a Manichaean way, alternating between a description of two close friends and a nearly divorced couple. What is the current state of the...

14/08/2013

With the project Scholars in Residence, taking the processes of transformation as point of departure, the Goethe-Institut seeks to promote intercultural dialogue in the area of academic research and to strengthen scientific relations between Germany and the Arabic world on a long-term...

20/05/2013

As more and more countries seek to liberalise their foreign investment regimes to attract global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI), an essential question for policy-makers is no longer just what to reform but also how to reform. How is a reformist government to sell...

20
May
2014
Tuesday 20 May 2014
from 09:15 to 16:30 - Ifri Conferences

This one-day conférence will discuss various dimensions of Pakistan's domestic and international politics. In particular, the role of Pakistan in its regional environment, the evolution of its economic situation and trade policy, the energy situation in Pakistan will be tackled.