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28 Apr 2021

Towards a strategic agenda for the E3. Opportunities and risks for France, Germany and the UK Chatham House Research Paper, Europe Programme, April 2021

By: Alice BILLON-GALLAND, Richard G. WHITMAN

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...

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20 Apr 2021

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.

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19 Apr 2021

Denmark: A Case Study for a Climate-Neutral Europe Études de l'Ifri, April 2021

By: Thibault MENU

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. ...

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12 Apr 2021

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...

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09 Apr 2021

Europe in the Geopolitics of Technology: Connecting the Internal and External Dimensions

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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08 Apr 2021

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:

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02 Apr 2021

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. 

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30 Mar 2021

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.

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11 Mar 2021

Why Should NATO Care About China? A Japanese Perspective Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 89, 12 March 2021

By: Yoko IWAMA

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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05 Mar 2021

The Adaptation Game — Russia and Climate Change Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 121, Ifri, March 2021

By: Bobo LO

Russia is an outlier in the international consensus on climate change.

26 Apr 2021

Chad’s president Déby killed ‘on the frontline’

François GAULME, quoted by Neil Munshi, Victor Mallet and Katrina Manson in Financial Times
President Déby was killed while visiting troops on the frontline, according to an army spokesman.
23 Apr 2021

French Complain of Germany's 'Political Infidelity'

Paul MAURICE, quoted by Jamie Dettmer in VOA
"Thirty years of infidelity" is how France's current affairs magazine Marianne describes Germany's relationship with France. An issue this month was...
21 Apr 2021

Germany calls for closer cooperation with France over security threats

Paul MAURICE, quoted by Magdalena Pistorius in EURACTIV France
German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called for closer bilateral cooperation with France in light of the tense security situation...
18 Apr 2021

France and Germany back Ukraine’s call for Russian troop pullback

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN, quoted by Vitor Mallet, Roman Olearchyk, Guy Chanzan in the Financial Times
Zelensky’appeal for help in Paris follows Biden’s condemnation of Russian ‘aggression’.
14 Mar 2021

David Pratt on The World: Darkness is descending upon Myanmar

Six weeks after a coup the military repression is escalating with human rights activists saying ‘crimes against humanity’ are likely being committed....
25 Feb 2021

2021, year of the revival of EU-Turkey relations?

The EU and Turkey both say they are ready to iron out their differences and step up bilateral cooperation, which could take place in many areas. But...