By organising TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) for the first time in Africa in August 2016, Japan intended to accelerate and deepen its relationship with the continent.
Africa on the International Scene
Cet axe de recherche analyse les politiques africaines mises en place par les partenaires traditionnels du continent africain (France, Grande-Bretagne, etc.), mais aussi par les pays émergents (Chine, Turquie, Brésil, etc.).
What Role for Japan in Africa's Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan? The Diplomat, 24 May 2017
There is still a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants - and what it can achieve in Africa.
This paper documents new features of Japan's diplomacy that tends to gradually integrate Africa into Japan's strategic interests.
October 2016 presented a grim test for the fourteen-year-old International Criminal Court (ICC) as three Sub-Saharan African countries, Burundi, South Africa and Gambia announced their decision to opt out of the international judicial body.
Diplomatic Relations between Qatar and Sub-Saharan Africa. An Evolving Affair Note de l'Ifri, August 2016
In the space of 20 years, under the leadership of the former Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in power between 1995 and 2013, Qatar became a country which matters due to its status, obtained in 2006, as the leading world producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The debate on emerging donors raises a question whether traditional donors really follow their own ODA (Official Development Assistance) policies or not. This paper addresses the question by investigating Japan’s adherence to its own ODA policies.
Although the United States is less active in Africa than France, their security policies on the continent often have shared objectives and are sometimes pursued jointly. While the urgency of humanitarian crises has been at the centre of foreign interventions...
For the new geopolitical reality called “Chinafrica”, the future may not be destined to be as radiant as the official win-win rhetoric would have us believe. Although the beginning of the century was notable for the exponential development of Sino-African trade (which grew from $10 ...
The European Union's Development Aid : from Development to Security, the Example of the European Development Fund
In the course of its institutional development and the expansion of its activities, the European Union (EU) has tended to pile up rather than to rationalize its policies, creating a financial tool per objective. As a result, the European funds have become a labyrinth, for which management...
South Africa and the Arab Spring: opportunities to match diplomacy goals and strategies Actuelles de l'Ifri, April 19th, 2012
This paper highlights how the Arab Spring magnified a two-dimensional gap in South Africa’s foreign policy. First that South Africa does not have a vision which reconciles demands for achieving the goals of protecting human rights, sovereignty, and multilateralism; second, that its strategies...