The bear, the dragon and the islamists: Russia and China ambiguous stances with regard to the islamist militancy threat
Asia Focus
par Nathan Bailleux, analyst, Institut Vaugirard - Paris
It already seems old and so far away the cheerful, optimistic if not surrealist image of the unusual encounter of opposites, on June 12, 2018, on the occasion of a summit gathering in the peaceful Singaporean city-state a head of the American executive in office (Donald Trump) and the dictator...
What should we think of the spring maelstrom in which Afghanistan is struggling, more scattered and weakened than ever before? What words can be used to describe this exhausting, endless theatre of crisis where violence and ineptitude of actors drag their 35 million compatriots to the abyss? Forty years after...
The European elections have reconfigured the European Parliament and confirm the weakening of traditional parties as well as the partition of political forces. What are the possible outcomes? What impact will it have on the EU’s orientation? What can we learn from the results of this European election, which was...
India and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
by Emeric Hochart, Master Student in History and International Relations at Université catholique de Lille
“A friendship higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the Arabian Sea''; ''a bilateral relationship sweeter than honey[1]'',''stronger than steel[2]''... On both sides of Beijing and Islamabad, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between these two neighbours in the early 1950s, it is customary to handle superlatives and compliments without...
As China and several emerging economies continue to increase their engagement across the African continent, Europe and the United States put the emphasis on their trade and investment relations as partnerships “between equals” and of “mutual benefit”. From the new U.S. Development Finance Corporation to the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable...
The BRI, stabilizing factor in the Xinjiang politic?
Asia Focus
Why do we need a European army ? (1/5)
On Wednesday 10 April, an extraordinary European Council was held to grant the UK additional time. President Macron and Chancellor Merkel took different positions, one in favour of a short extension to 30 June, the other in favour of a long extension of almost a year. Why such a disagreement?...
Security Dimension of China’s Presence in Central Asia
Asia Focus
BY Aleksandra Bolonina, PhD Candidate in International Relations, Thucydide Centre, University Panthéon-Assas
Two years after the activation by the British Prime Minister of the Lisbon Treaty’s article 50, there remains little certainty on how the United Kingdom might exit the European Union. Much still depends upon the outcome of the political process in London, the ability of the House of Commons to...
EU Defence: The White Book Implementation Process
Programme Europe, stratégie, sécurité
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