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10 Dec 2018

Political Values in Europe-China Relations

By: Tim RÜHLIG, Björn JERDÉN, Frans Paul van der Putten, John SEAMAN, Miguel OTERO-IGLESIAS, Alice EKMAN

What role do political values play in Europe-China relations 70 years after the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

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16 Nov 2018

European Strategic Autonomy: Balancing Ambition and Responsibility Éditoriaux de l'Ifri, November 2018

For decades, Europe has been trying to chart a path away from the military competition and strategic rivalries that brought it to ruins so many times in history. 

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09 Nov 2018

The Erosion of Strategic Stability and the Future of Arms Control in Europe Proliferation Papers, No. 60, November 2018

The instruments of cooperative security created during and since the Cold War to foster mutual confidence and reduce the risks of war, inadvertent escalation, and arms races, in and around Europe, have come under increasing strain.

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29 Oct 2018

Northern Europe’s Strategic Challenge from Russia: What Political and Military Responses? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 111, Ifri, October 2018

The return of more conflictual relations between Russia and the West following Russia’s intervention in Eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea has led to a deterioration in the strategic environment for Northern European countries,...

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16 Nov 2018

A New Japan-France Strategic Partnership: A View from Paris Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 74, 16 November 2018

On the occasion of the conference held on the 22 November 2018 marking the 160th anniversary of Franco-Japanese...

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15 Oct 2018

Brexit, Electricity and the No-Deal Scenario: Perspectives from Continental Europe, Ireland and the UK Études de l'Ifri, October 2018

By: Carole MATHIEU, Steve PYE, Paul DEANE

When it comes to energy and electricity in particular, there can be no winner in the Brexit negotiations. The only reasonable objective should be to minimise losses and avoid trade friction.

24 Oct 2018

Total CEO Steps Into Eye of Saudi Storm as Other Bosses Balk

Total SA boss Patrick Pouyanne proved once again that he’ll go where other business leaders fear to tread. The storm in Saudi Arabia caused by the...
10 Oct 2018

Belgium's creaky nuclear reactors raise risk of winter power outages

Carole MATHIEU, quoted by Ajit Niranjan in Deutsche Welle
Belgium is slowly phasing out its aging nuclear energy infrastructure. But looming winter weather, limited renewable options and a poorly connected...
28 Sep 2018

COMMENT: Does the Trump-led trade war with China threaten US energy...

President Trump is using tariffs and quotas as weapons in his trade dispute with China. Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe and Jean-François Boittin of think...
28 Aug 2018

French environment minister Nicolas Hulot resigns

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, quoted by Harriet Agnew in the Financial Times
Activist hits out at President Macron for taking only ‘small steps’ on green issues in government
02 Aug 2018

The Vienna Compromise

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, article published in WE World Energy
In June, the alliance of producing countries decided to increase the output of crude oil, against the backdrop of a surge in prices and severe...
30 Jul 2018

Super-synergies could arise from cross-border projects

Michel CRUCIANI, interview by David Foxwell for Offshore Wind Journal
Shared projects, shared tenders and joint R&D projects could see low-cost offshore windfarms and interconnectors criss-crossing the North...