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North America


Ifri's work on the North America region focuses mainly on the United States. Indeed, for more than 20 years, Ifri's United States program has provided keys to understanding American society and domestic policy while shedding light on developments in the country's foreign policy, including transatlantic relations and trade issues. 

Ifri's Canada program was active in 2015 and 2016.


Laurence NARDON

Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's North America Program

Anne-Lorraine BUJON

Associate Research Fellow, North America Program

Alexander T. J. LENNON

Associate Research Fellow, North America Program

By: Olivier SICHEL

The United States has established itself as the indisputable global leader in the digital market followed by more interventionist actors such as Russia and China. Europe has fallen behind as it struggles to find its place in this crucial sector. The new European Commission must respond and...


At times of TTIP negotiations, the American food industry frightens the Europeans. Having elaborated marketing practices and also unhealthy foodstuffs, it is largely kept responsible for obesity epidemic which strikes the United States since the 1980s. however, the American civil society...

Friday 09 April 2010
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Conférences

In the last year, mainstream Americans have taken part in a series of apparently spontaneous demonstrations, calling for more conservatism, raising against big governement, especially high taxes and the healthcare system overhaul. In reference to the famous revolutionary episode, they call...

Monday 08 February 2010
from 12:00 to 14:00 - Dinners and Luncheons

In January 2009, the United States celebrated with enthusiasm the arrival of its new President at the White House. One year later, they are doubting and more divided than ever. The economy, then, was going backward by 5% a year and finance was close to collapse. Today the recovery is...

By: Michael LIND

Michael Lind, Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C, was the guest of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) on September 29th 2014. In this video, he discusses the evolution of globalization.