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With its regional programs, the institute monitors the main strategic areas of the world. Specific attention is given to the regular on-the-ground-presence of Ifri’s researchers and to the upkeep of a permanent dialog with local actors.

By: Kemal DERVIS

After a rather long span of high growth rates, slow inflation and financial stability, the world faces a period of prices volatility, economic uncertainty, social instability and loss of confidence. In order to implement anti-deflationist and fiscal pro-growth policies, and to organise...


During the last twenty years, financial globalization has strongly stimulated world growth. But it entailed a negative consequence: the spread of the financial crisis all over the world. This crisis demonstrates how necessary a new world governance system is. It must be implemented on two...


Summary: This discussion paper proposes an analysis of incompleteness peace processes in Eastern Congo which have resulted in a stalemate - a stalemate which has encouraged the conflict's actors to prioritize using force in order to impose " their solution " (victorious blitzkrieg from...

By: Kerry Longhurst & Susanne Nies

The European Commission's proposal for an Eastern Partnership has found a groundswell of support in the run up to the Prague Eastern Summit in May. The Commission's vision sees both strengthened bilateralism as well as innovative multilateral initiatives and ‘flagship' projects to put...


A number of countries have chosen recently to shift away from an exclusive support to trade multilateralism and towards regional or bilateral trade agreements. Being no exceptions in this respect, the Republic of South Korea and the European Union have engaged in a bilateral...


A widely held consensus view claims that East Asia has been shifting recently from a market-led to an institution-based form of regional economic integration, primarily as a result of the 1997-1998 financial crisis. Next to post-crisis financial cooperation schemes under the...


China has become an important provider of development assistance (through grants and soft loans) to Central Asian states. The focus of this study is the two states of the region most in need of aid: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The paper discusses the characteristics of Chinese assistance,...

Tuesday 20 September 2011
from 18:00 to 19:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Conference with Charles Cogan, Harvard University, Dominique Moïsi, special adviser, Ifri,Mansouria Mokhefi, head of Maghreb Middle East programme, Jean-Yves Moisseron, research fellow, IRD, editor in chief of the review Maghreb Machrek.

Tuesday 13 September 2011
from 13:00 to 14:30 - Dinners and Luncheons

Lunch debate with Lassi Heininen, University lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Finland.

Thursday 07 July 2011
from 08:30 to 18:00 - External Events

The Economist Conferences organizes on July 7th 2011 "The Second Brazil Business Summit", an opportunity to review developments in the Brazilian market following the 2010 presidential elections.

Ifri is a supporting...

Thursday 30 June 2011
from 12:45 to 14:30 - Dinners and Luncheons

The next Russian president will take up office in one year's time. With a mandate now fixed at six years, his vision for the country will be implemented to 2018. Russia's development model and its implications for the country's international position are subject to more or less open debate...

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