A quantitative study of future hotspots of vulnerability in West and Central Africa by 2020

This Note analyses variables of change based on quantitative information extracted from selected indicators to outline the potential of vulnerability of West and Central Africa countries at a subnational level. Variables are grouped in three components: inherent fragility, risk and exposure and lack of preparedness. These components are forecasted and aggregated and then combined with official population projections to obtain a map of hotspots of vulnerability by 2020.

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Transatlantic Relations in the Trump Area

0602 2018

Foreign Affairs was partnering with the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) to host FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON THE ROAD. This half-day conference dived into the future of U.S.-European relations and international cooperation, featuring experts on migration, climate change, counterterrorism, and other critical topics.

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IRIS 14th in Ranking of International Think Tanks on Defense and National Security

The Global Go To Think Tanks 2017 is out! IRIS ranked better overall than last year: 23th in the “Top think tanks in Western Europe” category (out of 1,276); 14th in the “Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks” category, 28th in the “Top think tanks on foreign policy and international affairs” category (out of 6,846), and 39th in the « Best Conference » category (out of 7,815).

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[Policy Paper] Prime contractor / SME Relationship. How to best manage and fund cooperative programme

Ares Group #24 – by Patrick Bellouard, President, Eurodéfense France, and Antonio Fonfría, Professor of Applied Economics, Complutense University of Madrid

SME are playing an increasing role on innovation. Defence sector doesn’t differ from the other sector and the current initiatives from the European commission are taking into account this characteristic with specific measures in favour of the SME in the European defence industrial development programme (EDIDP).

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[Report] An Outlook of State Fragility. A reflective and Foresight Analysis

A reflective and Foresight Analysis – December 2017

This IARAN report combines a retrospective analysis based on Action Against Hunger’s long history of working in contexts of state fragility, with a foresight analysis on the impact state fragility will have on humanitarian work through to 2030. A better understanding of the complexities and challenges of the drivers of state fragility will allow INGOs to plan and work more effectively in these states.

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PreCrimBet Final Report

The final #PreCrimBet Report has been published, synthesizing the results of this 18 months programme coordinated by IRIS with partners, co-financed through the call for proposal issued by the European Commission. It combined a research and a seminar phase and proposes an assessment of the main criminal risks linked to the betting market: match-fixing, money laundering, illegal betting and cybercrime.

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Putting the EU’s Global Strategy into action

The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques), together with a European consortium of think tanks, is working on a project commissioned by the European Defence Agency to provide concrete and actionable proposals to implement the European Union’s Global Strategy.

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Humanitarian and Development
Caution: Aid Re-Construction Zone
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...
International Balances of Power and Globalisation
EU-phoria & Macron-mania: A Global Equation
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...
Humanitarian and Development
Using the Future to Humanity’s Advantage
$1 spent in preparedness saves $7 in humanitarian response[1]. Humanitarians working in disaster preparedness, early warning, and resilience building have all heard this before. Though it may satisfy public...
The Georgian parliamentary election: Georgian Dream still at the helm
Last month’s parliamentary election in Georgia is a reminder that its democratic and Euro Atlantic course remains steadfast. Compared to its eastern neighbour, Azerbaijan, where a recent constitutional referendum...
Humanitarian and Development
Humanitarian Assistance in the Information Economy: The Role of Information Management
Improving humanitarian information management is at the heart of next week’s conference “GeONG 2016 -Impact of humanitarian IM: Lessons from the past, shaping the future”. The conference takes place...
EU, Spain and the refugee crisis
In your opinion, what are the roots of the refugee crisis? Various geopolitical dynamics in the EU’s neighborhood and beyond (mainly the Middle East and North Africa, the Sahel...
Sub-Saharan Africa
A quantitative study of future hotspots of vulnerability in West and Central Africa by 2020
China’s formidable rise and uncertainty
Asia Focus #62
U.S.-China Counter-Terrorism co-operation and its Perspective on Human Rights
Asia Focus #56
Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank
An agent named Orange. A means to an endless destruction
Humanitarian Affairs Think Tank
An Outlook of State Fragility. A reflective and Foresight Analysis
Wahhabism with Chinese characteristics
Asia Focus #51
Ares Group
Defence industrial Policy in Finland. Drivers and Influence
#23 - Policy Paper
Defence and Industrial Policy in Poland
#18 - Policy Paper
Eu Regulatory Incentives for Armament Cooperation: Lessons from directive 2009/81/EC
#17 - Comment
Promoting European Defence Cooperation and the Promise of Financial Incentives
#16 - Comment
The Economics of European Defence: Some Additional Insights
#15 - Comment
Deploying Financial Tools in Support of European Defence Cooperation
#14 - Comment
Defence and Industrial Policy in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
#12 - Policy Paper
The Economics of European Defence
#11 - Comment
Technological Innovation, the US Third Offset Strategy and the Future Transatlantic Defense
#9 - Policy PaperAbout #9 and #10 Ares Group's Policy Papers
The Eu’s Security of Supply Agenda
#6 - Comment
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Spain on EUROMALE
#3 - Comment
A European Drone by 2025? The View from Italy on EUROMALE
#2 - Comment
A ‘Game Changer’? The EU’S Preparatory Action on Defence Research
#1 - Policy Paper
Armament Industry Research Group: Presentation
Launching Paper
Francis Perrin
Senior Research Fellow
Energy issues – Markets and Energy Prices – Geopolitics of Energy - Energy and Governance
Pierre Colomina
Research Fellow
Defence policy of European countries – Arms industry – Naval defence industry – Western Balkans and defence issues.
Arnaud Dubien
Associate Research Fellow
Edouard Pflimlin
Associate Research Fellow
The Japanese defence policy – The strategic stakes in East Asia
Alice Baillat
Research Fellow
Geopolitics of Climate Change - International Climate Negotiations - Bangladesh - South Asia
Sophie Lefeez
Associate Research Fellow
Armament: technologies, choice of equipment, requirements, design, use, support - Strategic issues (supply, cooperation, essence of power) - Strategic positioning of companies - Threat analysis
Michel Maietta
Senior Research Fellow
Geopolitics, developpement and humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
Assen Slim
Associate Research Fellow
The European economic integration and common policies – The post socialist transition in Eastern Europe – Sustainable development and degrowth – The economy of gratuity
Karim Pakzad
Research Fellow
Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Iraq – Kurdish issue
Philippe Hugon
Senior Research Fellow
Africa – The international political economy – Geopolitics of Africa – The economy of economic and sustainable development – The relations between the EU and the ACP countries
Magali Balent
Associate Research Fellow
The European far right – The National Front – Nationalism – The faces of political extremism – Identity – The French political life
Nathalie Ernoult
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarianism - Global Health
Jean-Pierre Maulny
Deputy Director
World arms industry - EDTIB - Arms transfers - Export control - CSDP - NATO - Defence and security issues - Strategic affairs
Catherine Saumet
Analyst, Humanitarian & Development Programme
West & Central Africa - Strategic Foresight - Humanitarianism
Bastien Alex
Research Fellow
Climate change – Energy issues – EU enlargment policy
Georges Lefeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
Afghanistan / Pakistan / India
Jean-Jacques Kourliandsky
Research Fellow
Central and Latin America – External and security policies of the Ibero-American area
Nicolas Kazarian
Associate Research Fellow
The geopolitics of the religious factor – Orthodoxy and international relations –The European Union and the Mediterranean World
Sophie Bessis
Associate Research Fellow
The cooperation between the North and the South – Food problems – The Third World’s economy and its geopolitical future – African questions
Pierre Jacquemot
Associate Research Fellow
The economy and the political sociology of Sub-Saharan Africa – Public development aid – French cooperation
Jean-Philippe Daniel
Associate Research Fellow
Mercenary activities – Armed non-state actors – Private security firms
Pim Verschuuren
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of sports
Christophe Ventura
Research Fellow
Latin America – Civil society and Social movements
Charles Thibout
Research Fellow
Geopolitical Issues of Artifical Intelligence - Cyber Strategy - International Political Economy - North America
Carole Gomez
Research Fellow
International Sport Issues - Sport Diplomacy - Sport Integrity
Didier Billion
Deputy Director
The Middle-East – Turkey and the Turkish-speaking world – The European policy in these regions – The relations between the EU and Turkey – The European policy in the Middle-East
Eddy Fougier
Associate Research Fellow
The media and the international and European current affairs – The alter-globalisation – The debate about globalisation – Public opinion and international and European issues – The reactions to the EU – Electoral analyses
Jean-Joseph Boillot
Associate Research Fellow
Indian Economy – Economy of the emerging countries – Asia/Africa Relations
Manuel Galea
Specialist of transformation of the humanitarian sector
Transformation of the humanitarian sector, Quality of interventions, Official development assistance, Health related issues
Béligh Nabli
Senior Research Fellow
International law - European Union - Mutations in the Arab World
Pascal Boniface
Director of IRIS
Strategic issues – European security – Global power relationships – Nuclear issues – The French foreign policy
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Military spendings and defence budgets – Arms industries and restructuration – Globalisation and economic and strategic relations – European economy, economic policies
Fanny Chabrol
Associate Research Fellow
Sub-Saharan Africa – Health policies – HIV/AIDS – International cooperation
Jacques Serba
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian action – Organisation and functioning of the NGOs – External action of the territorial authorities
Eilidh Kennedy
Research Fellow
Humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
Christian Kalb
Associate Research Fellow
Sports Betting Industry - Governance of Sports Organisations - Sports Integrity
Sébastien Abis
Associate Research Fellow
Strategic issues in the Mediterranean and North Africa – European Neighbourhood Policy - Agriculture and globalization – Food security and geopolitics of food supply – Grain Trade
Anne Sénéquier
Associate Research Fellow
Global Health
Emmanuel Hache
Senior Research Fellow
Natural Resources Economics – Energy issues and Development - Asia and NIC – International Monetary Affairs
Pierrick Le Jeune
Associate Research Fellow
Asia, South-East Asia – Afghanistan – The reform of public administrations – Public services – NGOs
Karim Émile Bitar
Senior Research Fellow
The Middle-East – The relations between islam and the Western world; politics and religion – The Franco-Arab relations and the Euro-Mediterranean stakes – The media in the Arab world, feminism and civil societies
Éric Vernier
Associate Research Fellow
Money laundering – Business frauds – Sustainable development in the banking world
Nicholas Dungan
Senior Research Fellow
The transatlantic relation – The European and American actions throughout the world – The policy of the United States – The American diplomacy and defence – The international economy and finance – The non-state actors
Fabrice Debbasch
Associate Research Fellow
Innovation of defense systems, defense politics of Japan, defense politics of the USA
Olivier de France
Senior Research Fellow
Strategic affairs – European security – EU member states’ foreign and defence policies – CSDP, CFSP – French defence policy – Crisis management – EU/Sub-Saharan Africa – Transantlantic security – Power and strategy
Barthélémy Courmont
Senior Research Fellow
The Political and Security Stakes in North-East Asia - The China's Power Strategy - The American Foreign Policy – The American Policy in Asia Pacific – Nuclear Issues – New Threats
Philippe Le Corre
Associate Research Fellow
China – International Relations of Asia – China/Europe and China/France – China Global investment – Public Diplomacy
Rémi Bourgeot
Associate Research Fellow
Economics, Globalisation, Finance, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Energy, Industry
Antoine Petibon
Associate Research Fellow
Humanitarian Operations - Humanitarian Evaluation and Innovation - Strategy
Thierry Coville
Research Fellow
Iran – Country risk
Guillermo Giarratana
Associate Research Fellow
Geopolitics of Latin America (Non-State actors, Governments and Regional Latin American institutions) - Humanitarian Issues
Laure Delcour
Senior Research Fellow
Russia – The foreign policy of the ISC and the new power relationships in the post Soviet space – The EU’s external action
Jean-Claude Allard
Senior Research Fellow
Defence and security policy – Operational concepts and the uses of force – Crisis management – Military aeronautics
Samuel Nguembock
Specialist of European Union / African Union Relations
European Union / African Union Relations - African Security and Defence issues - Reinforcement of the capacities in “fragile” and “failed” States
Luca Baccarini
Associate Research Fellow
World Energy Markets – Energy strategy: key actors and roles - European Energy Policy in EU - Finance and geopolitics
Serge Michailof
Associate Research Fellow
Development of the so-called “fragile countries” – Post conflict reconstruction
Marie-Cécile Naves
Associate Research Fellow
Unites States of America - Racism, sexism, discrimination - Socio-political issues of sport
François-Bernard Huyghe
Senior Research Fellow
Communications and economic intelligence – Cyber strategy - Terrorism
Robert Chaouad
Research Fellow
The history of the European integration – The institutional evolution of the European Union – The European Union as a global actor
Samuel Carcanague
Research Fellow
Central Asia - Russia - Energy - Security
Olivier Guillard
Associate Research Fellow
Political and strategic environment in Central Asia – India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives – Energetic resources in Asia – Travel risk
Jean de Gliniasty
Senior Research Fellow
Russia - CIS - French Diplomacy
Jean-Yves Camus
Associate Research Fellow
Zionism and anti-Zionism in contemporary Europe – Regional identities and separatisms in Europe – The relations between the French and the Israeli – The German left and the Middle-East conflict ¬– Nationalisms and extremisms in Europe
Patrice Moyeuvre
Associate Research Fellow
Turkey - Turkish Defence and Armament Issues
Jean-Vincent Brisset
Senior Research Fellow
China and the Chinese world – Strategic questions in Asia – Defence and international relations – The military tool: means, operations, concepts – The military nuclear weapons – Military aeronautics – NBCR risk and civil protection
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