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These three chapters originated in an SSI conference in January 2010 and go to the heart of a question of vital significance for both Asia and Russia, namely, what are Russia's prospects in Asia? The three papers outline the challenges Russia faces in Asia, the nature of the dynamic and...

By: Takashi TERADA

This paper examines how and why the Australia-Japan defense and security partnership has evolved, what policy implications this new partnership has for the U.S.-Japan alliance system, and what constraints the further advancement of trilateral security cooperation faces.


A salient feature of the East Asian region is the persistent discrepancy between the progress in de facto and de jure economic integration. East Asia has long been said to be the champion of loose regional economic integration, with deepening intra-regional trade and...


China's direct investment in France remains surprisingly low even compared to other EU states although the targets are quite similar, being heavily biased towards export-support and services rather than industrial activities.

Friday 07 December 2012
from 08:00 to 17:00 - Conférences

One month after Obama's reelection, Ifri's 11th Annual Conference on the United States will review the new political and economical landscape and the main challenges of America's foreign policy. A unique opportunity for European and U.S. thinkers to engage in an in-depth discussion of...

Thursday 22 November 2012
from 11:45 to 13:30 - Dinners and Luncheons

Depuis le début des "printemps arabes", une onde de crises se répand au Moyen-Orient, entraînant la région dans un chaos qui semble incontrôlable. De nouveaux foyers de conflits se superposent aux anciens contentieux et les aggravent : la guerre civile syrienne menace la stabilité de tous les...

Friday 16 November 2012
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Conférences

The 2012 U.S. Elections have highlighted the divisions within the American political landscape. Fundamental differences in policy and ideology have considerably shaped the overall debate. Still, the race for the White House has been far closer than what observers around the world believed. On...

Tuesday 13 November 2012
from 07:45 to 16:30 - Conférences

In 2006, the European Commission launched an ambitious plan to conclude a new generation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Asian markets as part of its Global Europe strategy. Today the use of such FTAs is all the more important since negotiations at the WTO are stalled, but also more...

Wednesday 03 October 2012
from 18:00 to 19:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The campaign for the November election, now well underway, witnesses a number of key debates: Is the fear of a U.S. decline, so often mentionned in the press these days, a transient mood or a deeper trend? How do the economic difficulties impact public opinion attitudes? How are campaign...

Tuesday 25 September 2012
from 09:30 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Séminaire autour de Renaud Egreteau, chercheur et maître de conférences au Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. Discutante : Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, chercheur spécialiste de l'Asie du Sud-Est et auteur de ...