Although not akin to the protectionist policies practiced by the United States through the 1930s, the trade war launched by the Trump administration since early 2018 challenges the principles and institutions of free trade.
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.
Benjamin Haddad, a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., reviews Mike Pompeo's appointment as the new U.S. Secretary of State and John Bolton's recent nomination as National Security Advisor. According to Haddad, U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed two lawyers known...
Comply or die ? Les entreprises face à l’exigence de conformité venue des États-Unis Potomac Paper, No. 34, March 2018
The United States has developed a vast body of legal regulations with extraterritorial application in order to tackle corruption on the international stage and to pursue companies that do not abide by the trade embargoes demanded by U.S. foreign policy.
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 January 2017, U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed that Russia had indeed attempted to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election campaign. This effort took two forms: on the one hand, beginning in the Summer of 2016, the hacking and publication of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)...
Chinese power continues to grow both militarily and economically: its disputed territorial gains in the South China Sea are complemented by its extensive investment initiative in the New Silk Roads through the Eurasian continent.
New Appointments Give Clues on Trump's European Policy: Wess Mitchell nominated for Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Chroniques américaines, September 2017
Benjamin Haddad, research fellow at Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., reviews Wess Mitchell’s nomination for Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs. According to Haddad, as U.S. President Donald Trump struggles to appoint leaders to his administration, Wess Mitchell,...
New Space: The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Space Actors and Policies in Europe Notes de l'Ifri, January 2017
Like most “traditional” industries, for several years the space industry has been faced with the challenges of digital technology. So, the European space industry is dealing with new actors from digital technology, which are mainly American start-ups or Silicon Valley giants...
Le monde selon Trump. Anticiper la nouvelle politique étrangère américaine Études de l'Ifri, November 2016
What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...
In the aftermath of the midterm elections, where will Trump's America go? Annual Conference on the United States
In the aftermath of the mid-term elections, the 17th edition of Ifri's annual conference on the United States took stock of the country's political and economic situation and discussed developments in the foreign policy of the Trump administration....
Data no longer should be understood as a sole commercial or regulatory issue, but rather as an actual stake of international politics. For Europe, in a context of transatlantic tensions, the impact of the digital economy’s center of gravity moving towards China is potentially significant....
Since 1983, the QUAD gathers every year, the SWP, RAND Corporation, Chatham House and Ifri.
Please find here all the substantive elements related to the conference held on April 27, which marks the launching of an axis of research on Canada.The morning started with a few introductory remarks by Thierry de Montbrial and the Honourable ...
The North America research program organizes a conference on the new Canadian foreign policy. The debates will be moderated by Laurence Nardon, head of the program.
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From Ferguson to Baltimore, racially-linked police brutality has captured Americans' attention. President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
China, the United States, and the Rise of Geoeconomics Conference with Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Beijing flexes its economic muscle with frequent success in pursuit of Chinese geopolitical aims. By contrast, the United States has largely forgotten the historic role of geoeconomics in American foreign policy. The United States must come to grips with the reality that the...
Lunch-debate with Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Meeting chaired by Thierry de Montbrial, Executive Chairman, Ifri.
By invitation only.
Working language: English.
The United States Program and the Center for Security Studies at IFRI hosed Robert Litwak, Vice-President and Director of Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center for a closed seminar on April 22....
An interview with James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations.
An interview with Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC).
An interview with Lara Putnam, Professor and Chair, History Department, University of Pittsburgh.
An interview with Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Center for European Reform.
PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron was put on the spot this year in front of a room full of journalists when one asked, provocatively: Which man is more dangerous, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un; or Donald J. Trump?
Has Trump changed his views of transatlantic relations? What should Europeans do? Is Trump's Russia policy dictated by the Russia probe?
The provocative, contemptuous and threatening style of the American president even irritate Republicans. Facing his overflows at the national and international levels, what mechanisms could limit the potential damages ?