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06 Oct 2021

Strategic Calculation: High-Performance Computing and Quantum Computing in Europe’s Quest for Technological Power Études de l’Ifri, October 2021

Computing power plays a key role in enabling machine learning, for scientific research, and in the military domain. Therefore, the race for computing power has become a key element of the US-China technological competition, and it is also a...

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29 Sep 2021

Namibia’s Fair-Weather Friends and One All-Weather Friend Notes de l'Ifri, September 2021


The relationship between Namibia and its historical partners has evolved over the last thirty years since Namibian independence. As in many countries, Namibia has been going through transformation, influenced by the process of globalization....

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29 Sep 2021

AUKUS Rocks the Boat in the Indo-Pacific, And It’s Not Good News Lettre du Centre Asie, Ifri, September 29, 2021

For anyone who still harbored doubts, Washington made crystal clear from the announcement of the new trilateral alliance with Australia and the UK (AUKUS) that countering China is its number one priority, and that it will do whatever it takes...

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23 Sep 2021

Kaliningrad in the Post-Crimea Russia. A Bastion or a Weak Link? Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 124, Ifri, September 2021


Since 2014, Russia’s policies toward Kaliningrad Oblast—its westernmost region located between Lithuania and Poland and physically cut off from Russia’s main body—have undergone notable transformation. One crucial change was the inception...

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21 Sep 2021

Facing a Wall: Climate in the German Elections and Perspectives for France Briefings de l'Ifri, September 21, 2021

All key candidates have climate neutrality by 2045 in sight, yet Germany is preparing to embark on a high-speed decarbonization train that has neither enough power nor rails to lead to its final destination. Beyond slogans and principles,...

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17 Sep 2021

After the Hydrogen Bubble Bursts: The Factors Shaping and Possibly Unfolding International Hydrogen Value Chains Briefings de l'Ifri, September 17, 2021

The laws of physics and the geographic realities will prevail over the myths of hydrogen (H2): it will essentially be delivering carbon-neutral feedstocks to the chemical and steelmaking industries, carbon-neutral fuels to shipping...

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10 Sep 2021

Japan’s Infrastructure Investment in the Indian Ocean: Checking China, Securing the Sea Lanes Asie.Visions, No. 123, September 2021


In the 2010s, Japan gradually increased economic connections with the Indian Ocean region (IOR) through trade, foreign direct investment, and official development assistance (ODA).

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08 Sep 2021

Corruption in Kenya. Understanding a Multifaceted Phenomenon Notes de l'Ifri, September 2021

By: Alexia VAN RIJ

In Kenya, corruption results from a confusion of public and private interests that is specific to the neo-patrimonial logic in place since British colonization. The strong moral and political ethnicity that characterizes the country fuels an...

25 Oct 2021
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Since 1983, the QUAD gathers every year, the SWP, RAND Corporation, Chatham House and...

13 Oct 2021

Russia sends warning to cyber security sector with arrest of Ilya...

Julien NOCETTI, quoted by Max Seddon in the Financial Times
lya Sachkov did not hold back, even though Russia’s prime minister was watching him on a panel starring the heads of the country’s top tech...
08 Oct 2021

France returns its ambassador to Australia, but years of antagonism...

France is eager to prevent the crisis from spiralling further as it recognises it is in its national interest, and President Macron’s favour, to end...
02 Oct 2021

The arrest of Russian cybersecurity titan Ilya Sachkov

Julien NOCETTI, interviewed by Kevin Rothrock in "The Naked Pravda"
Our main story this week is the treason case against Ilya Sachkov, the 35-year-old CEO of the cybersecurity firm Group-IB. On Wednesday morning,...
27 Sep 2021

Germany's FDP holds Strong Cards in Post-Election Haggling

Paul MAURICE, quoted on RFI 
Buoyant from its best election result in 10 years, Germany's liberal FDP party looks set to play a outsized role in coalition negotiations to form...
24 Sep 2021

Sub snub just one symptom of longtime French unease with US

Laurence NARDON, quoted by Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton in Associated Press News
Born of a revolution fought for liberty, ties between the United States and its oldest ally, France, have long been fraternal, but they've also been...
23 Sep 2021

China Bristles as EU Turns Its Attention Toward Indo-Pacific

Laurence NARDON, quoted by Mary Ellen Cagnassola in Newsweek
Recent months have seen the United States and its allies step up their assertiveness toward China, with support voiced for Taiwan, a new deal to...