Emmanuel Macron is on a high. But Emmanuel Macron also has a problem. How he addresses that problem, and whether he can solve that problem, will largely determine his success over the next four years and his chances of re-election for a new five-year term from 2022 to 2027. Macron...
Whatever the policy outcomes on individual issues, Emmanuel Macron’s three-day state visit to Washington, from April 23 to April 25, will have succeeded in one goal which is surely at the top of the French president’s agenda: to “Make France Great Again.” He did so by assuming the mantle of...
Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to Washington this week brings with it two significant risks and two singular opportunities. By now the French president is well recognized as being the world leader most esteemed by, and in closest contact with, the US President Donald J. Trump. Here lie the risks. Constantly...
As hopes of a broad Eurozone reform are fading, Europe is once again confronted with a complex political equation. Emmanuel Macron’s election last year was expected to usher in a new era of trust among member states, and especially between France and Germany. The story went that, while France would...
Brexit, the E3, and the Future of Europe’s Approach towards Iran
After more than six months of work, hearings and contributions of all kinds, the report of the parliamentary mission led by Cédric Villani has just been submitted to the government. Among the fields covered, Defence occupies an important place which underlines the evolution of the French strategy. At the end...
« Grassroots Sport Diplomacy » – New Project to explore Sport Diplomacy at the Grassroots Level
Observatoire Géostratégique du sport
Defence Industrial Policy in Norway: Drivers and Influence
ARES - Armament Industry European Research Group
By Kjetil Hatlebakk Hove, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
A quantitative study of future hotspots of vulnerability in West and Central Africa by 2020
Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank
by Catherine Saumet & Ana Arribas Gil, Analysts
China’s formidable rise and uncertainty
Asia Focus
by Brij Khindaria, member of the Asian Committee of the ANAJ-IHEDN
Dr Alice Baillat first came to Bangladesh in 2011 to learn how the country raises its voice at the international climate talks. In this interview, she talks to the Dhaka Tribune on the positions of climate vulnerable countries in climate negotiations As a country relatively weak on the global stage,...
Defence industrial Policy in Finland. Drivers and Influence
ARES - Armament Industry European Research Group
by Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
France is off to a beautiful start to 2018—a year that could be a rosy one. At the end of 2017, the Economist designated France its “country of the year” following Emmanuel Macron’s election as president in May and the sweeping victory of his new political movement, La République en...
U.S.-China Counter-Terrorism co-operation and its Perspective on Human Rights
Asia Focus
By Yuni Park, Human rights Advocate and Expert in International Relations
An agent named Orange. A means to an endless destruction
« Global Health » Think tank
by Dr Rafik Bedoui, Handicap International
An Outlook of State Fragility. A reflective and Foresight Analysis
IARAN - The Inter-Agency Regional Analysts Network
By the Inter-Agency Regional Analysts Network
Wahhabism with Chinese characteristics
Asia Focus
By Hacer Z. Gonul, PhD student in Anthropology at Peking University, and Julius M. Rogenhofer, MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, visiting Fellow at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Israel.
“The one who will become the leader in this area will rule the world”, said Vladimir Poutine, on 1 September 2017, regarding artificial intelligence (AI). The sentence has caused a stir in the United States, where American observe with concern the spectacular development of AI, not only in Russia, but...
IRIS notes
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Ares Group
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.
« 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.
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.
Observatoire de la prospective humanitaire
Cet observatoire est dédié à l’étude prospective dans le secteur humanitaire.
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.
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.
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.
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Geopolitical Observatory of Sustainability
The Geopolitical Observatory of Sustainability (OGéoD) focuses on the issues of sustainable development, environment and energy in a geopolitical perspective.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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