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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 the region, particularly on energy policies but also on important democratic and geo-economic issues.

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

 

Laurence NARDON

Research Fellow, Head of Ifri's Americas Program

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Anne-Lorraine BUJON

Associate Research Fellow, North America Program

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Alexander T. J. LENNON

Associate Research Fellow, North America Program

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Jean-Louis MARTIN

Associate Research Fellow, Americas Programme / Center for Energy and Climate

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The November 2020 election of Joe Biden ended Donald Trump's extraordinary tenure. However, it doesn't inevitably indicate a return to previous policies, as American society's expectations have changed. Indeed, there is a call for a strong federal state on economic and social issues on the one...
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Latin America is a resource-rich region with enormous potential for economic development. Venezuela and Mexico, for example, have key oil reserves. Lithium, a critical material for the ecological transition, is abundant, especially in Chile, which has the largest reserve in the world with 9.2...
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From a French standpoint, Canadian issues are often considered through Québec’s cultural and political dynamics. It would be unfortunate, however, to miss out on the benefits of the Canadian model out of a lack of interest for the country’s Anglophone regions. The uniqueness of Canada’s political...
11/01/2024

Lula was elected President of the Republic on October 30, 2022, after a closer-thanexpected second round, with 50.9% of the votes cast and just 2.1 million votes over the incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro. His vice-president is Geraldo Alckmin, from the centre-right. However, in the legislative...

15/11/2022
By: Sylvain GAILLAUD

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...

12/09/2022

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...

29/09/2021

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...

14/09/2021
By: Corentin SELLIN

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...

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Dec
2021
Thursday 09 December 2021
from 15:00 to 18:30 - Conférences

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.

14/03/2023
By: Marc JULIENNE, interviewed by Natasha Li for France 24

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...

23/09/2021
By: Laurence NARDON, quoted by Mary Ellen Cagnassola in Newsweek

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.<...>