Through development assistance and economic engagement, South Korea has sought to project itself as a different kind of partner for Africa. In reality, it is not so unique.
Ifri-Policy Center for the New South
After a first phase (2011-2013) that enabled to produce several studies and debates centered in particular around the Maghreb, the Middle East and Africa, the partnership between Ifri and the Policy Center for the New South aims to ''broaden the spectrum of research work to other regional and / or cross-cutting themes. This partnership is based on two pillars, studies and conferences, and calls on the various research units of Ifri, as well as associated researchers.
Armed Violence in the Sahara. Are We Moving From Jihadism to Insurgency? Etudes de l'Ifri, December 2019
While everyone is questioning the effectiveness of the anti-terrorist response in the Sahel, the first challenge is to ensure that the jihadist phenomenon in the Sahel is fully understood.
In 2017, the coming to power of João Lourenço put an end to nearly four decades of rule by the former head of state, José Eduardo Dos Santos.
The Development of Hydrocarbons in East Africa: Political and Security Challenges Notes de l'Ifri, December 2019
East Africa has the potential to experience a gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export boom in the coming years due to several projects that have been released.
The Global Compact for Migration. Towards Global Governance of International Migration? Notes de l'Ifri, February 2019
The “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” was adopted in Marrakesh on 10 and 11 December 2018, after 18 months of consultation and negotiation. It is presented as the first United Nations’ agreement on a comprehensive approach to international migration in all its aspects....
Rare Earths and China: A Review of Changing Criticality in the New Economy Notes de l'Ifri, January 2019
China’s dominance in the production of rare earth elements symbolizes the competition for once obscure sets of mineral resources in our increasingly digital, low carbon world.
Often described as an “ungoverned area”, the Niger-Libya border is nevertheless at the centre of major economic, political and security challenges. Both the Libyan authorities and the Nigerien state are struggling to establish tight control over this particularly isolated area.
Adjustment Is Back: The Political and Financial Crisis in Central African Oil-Producing Countries. Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville Notes de l'Ifri, July 2018
This paper aims to highlight both the financial, economic and political adjustment cycle, affecting two Central African petro-states, Gabon and the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville).
Over the past decade, an increasing number of emerging markets has joined the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import club.
The Chinese presence in the Mediterranean is raising new questions among the diplomatic services of the Maghreb countries, as well as those of southern Europe. Indeed, over the past five years, China has been translating its national priorities with increasing activism in the Mediterranean....