Relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic are marked by history. On the Iranian side, the overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 weighs heavily on the perception of the United States. On the American side, the events linked to the 1979 Islamic Revolution...
Ifri's work on the Americas 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.
Since 2023, a specific axis on Latin America structures more actively Ifri's research on this region.
Ifri's Canada program was active in 2015 and 2016.
Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's North America Program...
Associate Research Fellow, North America Program...
Associate Research Fellow, North America Program...
The U.S. Political Landscape Two Months Before Midterms. Can the Democrats Avoid Defeat? Briefings de l'Ifri, September 12, 2022
The Biden Administration has succeeded this summer in passing several important pieces of legislation. In addition to progressive societal measures that break with the Supreme Court's rulings, the Administration has focused on the economy and the environment: the CHIPS Act and the Inflation...
Entre soutien et conflits, les échanges agricoles transatlantiques depuis 1945 Potomac Papers, No. 44, June 2022
Agriculture is an area of strategic importance, where relations between the United States and the European Union (EU) vary from solidarity to competition.
AUKUS Rocks the Boat in the Indo-Pacific, And It’s Not Good News Lettre du Centre Asie, Ifri, September 29, 2021
For anyone who still harbored doubts, Washington made crystal clear from the announcement of the new trilateral alliance with Australia and the UK (AUKUS) that countering China is its number one priority, and that it will do whatever it takes to succeed. Much has been said about the...
Trump et le Parti républicain : défaite électorale, victoire idéologique ? Potomac Paper, No. 43, September 2021
During Donald Trump’s four-year term, many new Republican candidates have been elected to Congress. Often backed by the former president from the GOP’s primaries, they were chosen for their devotion towards him and their support for his policies : moral conservatism and laissez-faire...
The China dilemma from Trump to Biden: one consensus and three worldviews Asie.Visions, No. 122, July 2021
The United States underwent a fundamental transformation in its stance on China during the Trump presidency.
As a consequence of the positive momentum in Transatlantic relations brought about by the arrival of the Biden administration, significant progress is expected on a range of key digital issues.
From the Digital Levy to the Taxation of Multinationals: Joe Biden's Tax Revolution Briefings de l'Ifri, April 15, 2021
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is conducting important negotiations this spring to reform international taxation.
European Strategic Autonomy and the Biden Presidency Working Paper 11, Groupe d’études géopolitiques, February 2021
Some twenty international personalities from different horizons and backgrounds were asked to reflect on the impact of the Biden presidency for the future of European strategic autonomy.
Washington-Téhéran : l'élection de Joe Biden change-t-elle la donne ? Chroniques américaines, November 30, 2020
The recent assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the father of Iran's nuclear program, echoes that of Qassem Soleimani in January 2020 and illustrates the policy of "maximum pressure" which has prevailed these past four years. In this context, Joe Biden's election gives rise to high...
In the Aftermath of the Midterm Elections, Where is Joe Biden's America headed? Annual Conference on the United States
With better-than-expected results in the midterm elections, the Biden Administration should be able to pursue its agenda in the next two years. Its support for Ukraine should remain strong, even though it is being challenged in Washington. As for its industrial and...
A New Era of Slower Chinese growth: Implications for the Global Economy & Geopolitical Landscape Séminaires et tables rondes
From zero-COVID policies to the property crisis, what are the challenges facing China's economy, and what a new era of slower Chinese growth will mean for the global economy and geopolitical dynamics?
The Biden administration in turmoil Hybrid Conference
Less than a year after taking office, the Democratic President is not unanimous within his own party, and the man who once emerged as a consensual figure and the repairer of an American society deeply polarized under Trump, has a hard time convincing the general opinion.
Space and Quantum Technologies: What Strategies and Industrial Models for Europe? Hybrid conference
Following the German September elections and on the eve of the French Presidency of the European Union, Ifri organized a day of debates on the future of technological sectors of strategic importance in Europe.
The Digital Levy and the OECD Tax Negotiations Videoconference
This Spring, the OECD is conducting important negotiations to reform international taxation. The first pillar of these negotiations focuses on the taxation of digital activities.
Biden's First 100 Days Les Jeudis de l'Ifri
A "Les Jeudis de l'Ifri" videoconférence around Laurence NARDON, head of Ifri's North America program.
Joe Biden's America: the Calm after the Storm? Annual Conference on the United States
In the aftermath of the November elections, Ifri's Program on North America held the 19th edition of its annual conference on the United States....
US presidential election 2020, D + 2 Les Jeudis de l'Ifri
The Political Consequences of Economic Sanctions on the Transatlantic Relationship Les Jeudis de l'Ifri
A "Les Jeudis de l'Ifri" videoconference around Rawi ABDELAL, Professor at Harvard Business School.
U.S.- EU relations and the November 2020 elections Les Jeudis de l'Ifri
A "Les Jeudis de l'Ifri" videoconference around Charles P. RIES, vice-president, International at Rand Corporation.
Recent US military activity in the Asia-Pacific is on the rise, including drills in the Philippines and South Korea as well as a submarine deal struck between the US and Australia. China has, meanwhile, accused the US of encircling the country. FRANCE 24 speaks with an expert to shed light on...
President Macron is set to become the first world leader to make a state visit to the US during the Biden presidency, to the delight of Paris. Following the announcement on Tuesday, some commentators claimed that France was being “pampered” by the US, while others drew a contrast with...
Celebrating its 20th edition, Ifri's Annual Conference on the United States convened a first panel on national politics and a second on the evolution of U.S. trade. An exchange between Thierry de Montbrial and Henry Kissinger, 56th Secretary of State, concluded the day. Videos of all...
Born of a revolution fought for liberty, ties between the United States and its oldest ally, France, have long been fraternal, but they've also been marked by deep French unease over their equality.
Recent months have seen the United States and its allies step up their assertiveness toward China, with support voiced for Taiwan, a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear submarines and a new European strategy for increased presence in the Indo-Pacific, according to the Associated Press.<...>
The Think Thank 7 (T7) is an engagement group that brings together the leading Think Tanks from the G7 countries in order to analyze and make recommendations on key issues of the G7 presidency.
An interview with Lara Putnam, Professor and Chair, History Department, University of Pittsburgh.
An interview with Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Center for European Reform.
An interview with James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations.