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Towards a strategic agenda for the E3. Opportunities and risks for France, Germany and the UK Chatham House Research Paper, Europe Programme, April 2021
This paper explores how the E3 format – involving France, Germany and the UK – might develop in response to the challenges presented by the UK’s departure from the EU. The paper outlines how the trilateral format has supported policymaking to...
China's Soft Power in Europe: Falling on Hard Times A report of the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC), April 2021
Analysis from 17 countries and EU institutions reveals that Chinese soft power in Europe – defined as the ability to influence preferences through attraction or persuasion – has seen better days.
In recent years, Denmark has steadily emerged as a leader and role model in the global green energy transition. Its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2010 have been reduced at greater pace than those of the European Union (EU) average. ...
Green Batteries: a Competitive Advantage for Europe’s Electric Vehicle Value Chain? Études de l'Ifri, April 2021
Aligning its climate and industrial policies, the European Union (UE) is introducing sustainability requirements for the whole life-cycle of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. This initiative would not only ensure that EVs fit with Europe’s...
To respond to growing global competition, the EU has made notable progress on the internal dimension of technology policy over the past 3 years. It is now also seeking to adapt its foreign policy
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Russia’s Niche Soft Power: Sources, Targets and Channels of Influence Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 122, Ifri, April 2021
This paper argues that Russia’s soft power should be understood as a niche soft power, microtargeting some specific audiences based on four particularisms:
Addressing the Climate Emergency: Closing 1,000 Gigawatts of Coal Plants by 2035 Briefings de l'Ifri, April 2, 2021
In order to have any chance of limiting global warming to well below +2°C, there is no choice but to tackle coal-fired power plants head-on, around the world.
Toward a New German Foreign Policy. Stepping Into the 21st Century Internationale Politik Quarterly, n° 2, Spring 2021
To adapt its foreign policy to new challenges, Germany must overcome certain taboos inherited from its history.
Why Should NATO Care About China? A Japanese Perspective Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 89, 12 March 2021
When we look back and think about some of the decisive moments in the West’s attitude towards China, it is rather symbolic that all goes back to Tiananmen Square, 1989.
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Russia is an outlier in the international consensus on climate change.
Global power competition, growing unpredictability, mounting military pressures, hybrid...