For years, the Arctic is presented as the new El Dorado: its maritime routes and its strategic raw materials would be to revolutionize the world geography. Nevertheless, the desires of all sorts that converge on this ocean do not risk to spark things off and to make the region a...
The EU-Turkey refugee agreement, also known as the “EU-Turkey deal,” was highlighted in the news in late August 2017 when European Commissioner for Budget, Günther Oettinger, stated that EU countries must pay more money from their national member state budgets to meet their obligations under the EU-Turkey deal.  Since...
Bridging the Gap: Long-Term Implications for South Sudanese. Refugees in West Nile, Uganda
With problems on the rise ‘at home’, criticism of foreign aid is stronger than ever. At the same time, humanitarian needs are growing, and far outpacing the funding requirements and government commitments needed to address the short- and long-term consequences of crises. What lies in store for aid organisations? The...
Barely four months ago, a wave of optimism swept through European capitals, as Emmanuel Macron was elected French president. In exchange for a long-awaited overhaul of the French labour market, Germany was expected to engage in a bold rethinking of the Euro zone and to ultimately accept a leap towards...
Defence industrial links between EU and US
The Impact of Brexit on the European Armament Industry
The Future of Aid INGOs in 2030
This Thursday, Emmanuel Macron received Angela Merkel; they notably talked about economic issues. The point of view of Rémi Bourgeot, associate research fellow at IRIS. Macron has called on Berlin to “move forward and help to fix a dysfunctional euro zone.” Is Germany really benefitting from the currency union’s flaws,...
After the French presidential election completed its two rounds in late April and early May, France, Europe and many around the world breathed a sigh of relief that Emmanuel Macron’s victory had put a stop to the know-nothing populism evident in the Brexit referendum and the ascendancy of Donald J....
Bouts of market optimism are rarely named after French presidents, but we live in unusual times. In financial jargon, “Macron” seems to refer to a long-awaited political process by which the Euro zone’s flaws are expected to be fixed once and for all, by means of a political leap towards...
Pim Verschuuren is a research fellow at IRIS, coordinator of the EU Programme PreCrimBet. He answers our questions about the release of the final PreCrimBet report dealing with the prevention of criminal risks linked to sports betting market: - What are the 6 key findings of the PreCrimBet programme ?...
International relations in Asia are affected by deep conflicts regarding sovereignty over small islands, and the nature of maritime zones around these island features. The disputes over the Southern Kurils/Northern Territories, Dokdo/Takeshima/Liancourt Rocks, Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, Paracel, and Spratly Islands, as well as the Scarborough Reef, still strongly affect relationships between...
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The aim of the Ares Group, a high-level network of security and defence specialists across Europe, is to provide a forum to the European armament community, bringing together top defence industrial policy specialists, to encourage fresh strategic thinking in the field, develop innovative policy proposals and conduct studies for public and private actors.More
« Global Health » Think tank
Under the leadership of Nathalie Ernoult and Dr. Anne Senequier, the “Global Health” Think Tank’s ambition is to create an open and lively space for reflection where the powers that influence standards and regulatory frameworks in global health, are examined and analysed by our network of experts.More
Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank
The Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank aims to be a forum for dialogue and research on the evolution of the humanitarian space and the role of its stakeholders.More
Observatoire de la prospective humanitaire
Cet observatoire est dédié à l’étude prospective dans le secteur humanitaire.More
IARAN - The Inter-Agency Regional Analysts Network
The IARAN operating model is to create an analytical capacity in humanitarian organizations that can exploit both qualitative and quantitative methods, tools and approaches to drive strategic foresight for the sector. It is defined by several key elements, its partnership approach (which it is hoping to grow), innovation in tools and methods, and continuous learning.More
Geostrategic Observatory on Sport
This observatory features articles, interviews and weekly press reports that monitor international sports and its evolutions. It also features a number of projects currently run by IRIS in the field.More
Observatory on Turkey and its Geopolitical Environment
The Observatory on Turkey and its geopolitical environment aims to contribute to a better understanding of the political, social, economic, cultural and geopolitical evolutions of contemporary Turkey.French Only
Observatory on the Analysis of the Political Mutations taking place in the Arab World
The Observatory on the Analysis of the Political Mutations in the Arab World aims to analyse the first revolution of the 21st century and its geopolitical impact on the Arab World.French Only
Geopolitical Observatory of Sustainability
The Geopolitical Observatory of Sustainability (OGéoD) focuses on the issues of sustainable development, environment and energy in a geopolitical perspective.French Only
Geopolitical Observatory on the Religious Factor
The Geopolitical Observatory on the Religious Factor aims to shed light on the complex relationship between religion and the modern world.French Only
Strategic Observatory of Asia
The Strategic Observatory of Asia aims to be a space of research on the issues faced by the vast Asia-Pacific area.French Only
Geostrategic Observatory on Information
The Geostrategic Observatory on Information aims to analyse the impact of globalised information on international relations, through the understanding of the evolution of the media and the strategic importance of the control of information.French Only
Strategic and Economic Observatory on the Post-Soviet Space
The Strategic and Economic Observatory on the Post-Soviet Space’s purpose is to identify the different opportunities for collaboration with the representatives of the most strategic fields of this area’s economy.French Only