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16 Jul 2024

10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting: 5 things to know Nikkei Asian Review, 16 July 2024

By: Céline PAJON, quoted by Shaun Turton, for Nikkei Asian Review

Pacific leaders will gather in Tokyo for the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10) from Tuesday to Thursday.

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11 Jul 2024

Ariane 6 launch returns in-house space access to Europe’s armed forces

By: Paul WOHRER, quoted by Rudy Ruitenberg for DefenseNews

Europe restored sovereign access to space with the first launch of the Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket on Tuesday, after years of delays and retirement of the previous launcher had left the continent without guaranteed access to orbit, and kept...

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01 Jul 2024

Japan’s Enhanced Security Engagement With the Pacific Islands The Diplomat, Issue 116, July 1, 2024

The expansion of security and defense cooperation stands as the most spectacular change in Japan’s contribution to the region in recent years.

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28 Jun 2024

National Perspectives on Europe's De-risking from China A report of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), June 2024

By: Patrik ANDERSSON, Frida LINDBERG, (eds.), with , John SEAMAN

The concept of “de-risking” has become a significant focus for the European Union (EU) in managing its relations with China since first proposed by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in March 2023. However, the interpretation...

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26 Jun 2024

Foreign Policy Issues in the BJP 2024 Election Campaign: Boosting National Pride and Glorifying a Strong Government Asie.Visions, No. 141, Ifri, June 2024

While election campaigns in India traditionally focus on domestic issues above all, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign for the 2024 general elections placed a strong emphasis on foreign policy. It emphasized how, under the leadership...

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17 Jun 2024

Between Aspiration and Reality: Russia in the World (Dis)order Russie.Eurasie.Visions, No. 134, Ifri, June 2024

By: Bobo LO

The world has rarely seemed more disorderly than it is today. But in this anarchic environment, some things are constant. 

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10 Jun 2024

The New Russian Diaspora: Europe’s Challenge and Opportunity Russie.Eurasie.Reports, No. 47, Ifri, juin 2024

By: Dmitry GUDKOV , Vladislav INOZEMTSEV, Dmitry NEKRASOV

This report assesses both the scale and the roots of the outward migration from the Russian Federation coinciding with Putin’s turning of Russia into an aggressive authoritarian state.

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11 Jun 2024

The Future of Europe’s Strategic Deterrence is (also) at Sea ISPI Online, 11 June 2024

A cursory look at both France and the UK suggests that the future of European nuclear deterrence is at sea.

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29 May 2024

The EU Green Deal External Impacts: Views from China, India, South Africa, Türkiye and the United States Ifri's studies, May 2024

By: Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, Diana-Paula GHERASIM, (eds) , Kevin TU, Thibault DENAMIEL, Narendra TANEJA, Gaylor MONTMASSON-CLAIR, Fatin DURUKAN

Ahead of June 2024 European elections and against the backdrop of growing geopolitical and geoeconomic frictions, if not tensions, between the EU and some of its largest trade partners, not least based on the external impacts of the European...

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31 May 2024

Groundbreaking Chip Sovereignty: Europe’s Strategic Push in the Semiconductor Race Ifri Memos, Ifri, May 31, 2024

By: Arrian EBRAHIMI

The EU Chips Act’s enactment in September 2023 marks a major policy shift that revitalizes industrial policy in Europe. By allowing state subsidies for semiconductor projects, it has the potential to secure Europe’s supply chain security and...

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14 May 2024

Macron’s China Policy: Dropping Illusions and Bringing Back Realpolitik Prospects & Perspectives, The Prospect Foundation, No. 25, May 14, 2024

One may regret that France has not upgraded its China policy sooner, but it seems that the French president is now clear-eyed that it is not enough to only have a good relationship with Beijing, it is also necessary to reinstate the balance of...

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07 May 2024

India-Russia Relations in Troubled Times: Steady but Stagnating Asie.Visions, No. 140, Ifri, May 2024

By: Aleksei ZAKHAROV

This paper examines the trajectory of India-Russia relations post-February 2022. The war in Ukraine emerged as a significant challenge for bilateral ties, presenting new obstacles to political and diplomatic relations and intensifying the...

16 Jul 2024

10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting: 5 things to know

Céline PAJON, quoted by Shaun Turton, for Nikkei Asian Review
Pacific leaders will gather in Tokyo for the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10) from Tuesday to Thursday.
11 Jul 2024

Ariane 6 launch returns in-house space access to Europe’s armed...

Paul WOHRER, quoted by Rudy Ruitenberg for DefenseNews
Europe restored sovereign access to space with the first launch of the Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket on Tuesday, after years of delays and retirement of...
08 Jul 2024

France’s left wins big, but paralysis in parliament looms

Céline PAJON, cited by Gabriel Dominguez for the Japan Times
France is headed for a hung parliament after none of the political parties that contested Sunday’s parliamentary runoff vote managed to secure an...
08 Jul 2024

Europe is Quietly Debating a Nuclear Future Without the US

America has protected Europe with is nuclear umbrella for more than 70 years. In the era of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the continent is quietly...
10 Jun 2024

In Putin's wartime Russia, military corruption is suddenly taboo

Dimitri MINIC, quoted by Robyn Dixon in The Washington Post
To be sure government spending reaches the battlefield in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin is suddenly putting high priority on purging Defense...
06 Jun 2024

China seeks its own Apollo moment – and more

Marc JULIENNE, cited by Andrew Jones for SpaceNews
On April 25, a Long March 2F rocket briefly lit up the dark desert sky above Jiuquan Spaceport in northwest China, carrying three Shenzhou-18...