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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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09 May 2024

Kishida deserved the warm embrace Macron gave Xi

By: Céline PAJON, article published in Nikkei Asia

Japan PM's low-key visit to Paris yielded significant bilateral initiatives. French President Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet to greet Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, hoping to somehow persuade him to curb his country's...

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02 May 2024

Xi Jinping’s Visit to France: Stumbling Blocks Pile Up on the Path of Bilateral Cooperation Ifri Memos, May 2, 2024

On May 6 and 7, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to France, his first to Europe since 2019 and the Covid-19 pandemic. Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping will celebrate Franco-Chinese friendship and the sixtieth anniversary of the...

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29 Apr 2024

German Ports and China: How to Reconcile Openness, Resilience and Security? Ifri's Studies, April 2024

Germany is dependent on its ports for the smooth running of its open economic model and has benefited from globalization in recent decades when the internationalization of its value chains strengthened its competitiveness. Yet, with today’s...

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25 Apr 2024

European Solar PV Manufacturing: Terminal Decline or Hope for a Rebirth? Ifri Memos, 25 April 2024

While solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are booming in Europe (and in other parts of the world), the local industry is closing down. Over the past two years, the European installed solar PV capacity has been multiplied by two. On the other...

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16 Apr 2024

The Future of Nuclear Proliferation after the War in Ukraine Proliferation Papers, No.67, April 2024

By: Nicholas L. MILLER

In the context of deep changes to the international security environment, especially the war in Ukraine, the risks of nuclear proliferation seem quite high, especially in the Middle East and East Asia.

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15 Apr 2024

Decentralization and Its Effects on Urban Governance in Africa Ifri Studies, Ifri, april 2024

By: Lena GUTHEIL

The importance of African cities as economic, political and social actors is increasing. While Africa used to be perceived as a predominantly rural continent, it is estimated that by 2050, the urban population of the...

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10 Apr 2024

After the Failure in the Sahel, Rethinking French Policy in Africa Briefings de l’Ifri, Ifri, April 10, 2024

Condemnations of French politics have gained momentum in recent years in French-speaking Africa.[1] The grievances are multiple: military interventions, the persistence of the regional currency inherited from colonial time (CFA...

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11 Apr 2024

Global Gateway: Towards a European External Climate Security Strategy? Ifri Memos, April,11th,2024

Transport, energy, water and telecommunications infrastructures are vital for economic development. These infrastructures are also fundamental for the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have suffered a setback...

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09 Apr 2024

The United States’ Strategy for Securing Critical Minerals Supplies: Can It Meet the Needs of the IRA? Ifri Memos, Ifri, April 9, 2024

By: Raphael DEBERDT

The United States (US) reliance on foreign supplies of raw and processed critical minerals is pressing Washington to devise a strategy to secure short-, medium- and long-term solutions. Pressure only increased with the booming demand spurred...

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26 Mar 2024

Tailoring Deterrence for the High North: Nuclear Consequences of Sweden’s Accession to NATO Ifri Memos, Ifri, March 26, 2024

By: Karl SÖRENSON

The Finnish and Swedish accessions to NATO enable the Alliance to play a more active role in the Baltic region.

 

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22 Mar 2024

Russia’s Ideological Construction in the Context of the War in Ukraine Russie.Eurasie.Reports, No. 46, Ifri, March 2024

Since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Russian government has been proactive in the ideological realm to ensure the sustainability of the war for Russian society. 

09 May 2024

Kishida deserved the warm embrace Macron gave Xi

Céline PAJON, article published in Nikkei Asia
Japan PM's low-key visit to Paris yielded significant bilateral initiatives. French President Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet to greet...
06 May 2024

Macron accused of rolling out red carpet for ‘dictator’ Xi

Marc JULIENNE, cited by Henry Samuel and Nicola Smith for The Telegraph
French president criticised over ‘obsequious’ welcome for Chinese leader who is ‘supporting Putin’s war in...
04 May 2024

Japan sells itself as Global South’s China counterweight with...

Céline PAJON, cited by Maria Siow for the South China Morning Post
Madagascar, Ivory Coast and Nigeria were first on the itinerary for Tokyo’s top diplomat this week, with Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy front of...
03 May 2024

Xi Jinping's trip to Europe to center on trade as challenges 'pile up'

Marc JULIENNE, cited by Mailys PENE-LASSUS for Nikkei Asia
Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to embark on his first European diplomatic tour in five years, starting in France before traveling on to Serbia...
03 May 2024

EU turns up the heat on China as Xi Jinping readies for 3-nation...

Marc JULIENNE, cited by Finbarr Bermingham for the South China Morning Post
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen to meet Chinese President Xi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris to discuss China...
03 May 2024

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping are meeting in Paris on...

Marc JULIENNE, cited by Mailys Pene-Lassus for Nikkei Asia
Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to embark on his first European diplomatic tour in five years, starting in France before traveling on to Serbia...