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22.09.2022
Critical technologies and industrial capabilities: National definition and policy implications. The French case
ARES - Armament Industry European Research Group
By Alice Pannier, Research Fellow, Head of Ifri’s Geopolitics of Technology Program
 
 
25.07.2022
  On November 8, American voters will go to the polls in what are termed “mid-term” congressional elections.  The seats of all the members of the House of Representatives and of a third of senators are at stake. While US presidents traditionally play a predominant role in the making of...
 
 
22.07.2022
By Pauline Baudu, Research assistant at the Wilson Center Polar Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program, and at the Center for Climate and Security (Washington, DC), IRIS Sup’ graduate in Defense, Security and Crisis Management
The warming Arctic has emerged as a great power politics front again, with climate change acting as a catalyst of interests in the region. The shift in focus from soft security to harder security threats has been challenging the “Arctic exceptionalism” narrative and posing a new challenge for a recently...
 
 
12.07.2022
The Untenable Simplicity of the European Defence Equation
Programme Europe, stratégie, sécurité
 
 
15.06.2022
What’s at Stake in Colombia’s Presidential Election: Building Peace, Reducing Poverty and Inequality
Observatoire électoral 2022 de l’Amérique latine
The Latin American Electoral Observatory 2022 publishes this study (in English and Spanish) written by its partner from the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington. In this study, several researchers analyze social and economic stakes of the presidential election that led to the victory of the leftist candidate Gustavo Petro on June 19, 2022.
 
 
08.06.2022
The World Climate and Security Report 2022 : Decarbonized Defense the Need for Clean Military Power in the Age of Climate Change
Programme Climat, énergie et sécurité
By the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security, in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Security, Council on Strategic Risks, the Clingendael Institute, the Hague Center for Strategic Studies and IRIS.
 
 
31.05.2022
Programme Climat, énergie et sécurité
Interview with Richard Parrish, Professor of Sports Law at the Centre for Sports Law and Research Director at the Edge Hill University
Towards a European Union Sport Diplomacy (TES-D) is a two-year project funded by Erasmus+ which began in January 2021. The TES-D team is made of eight organisations led by IRIS – 5 universities, 1 NGO and 1 think tank – based in six different countries. Together, we aim to propose...
 
 
31.05.2022
Development of EU Sport Diplomacy
Towards an EU Sport Diplomacy (TES-D)
Interview with Richard Parrish, Professor of Sports Law at the Centre for Sports Law and Research Director at the Edge Hill University
 
 
23.05.2022
FC Internationale Berlin 1980 E.V.
Towards an EU Sport Diplomacy (TES-D)
Interview with Anton Klischewski, Sustainibility and Inclusion Coordinator, FC Internationale Berlin 1980 E.V.
 
 
23.05.2022
Critical technologies and industrial capabilities: National definition and policy implications. The Italian case
ARES - Armament Industry European Research Group
 
 
20.05.2022
On April 24 2022, Emmanuel Macron was elected for a second 5-year term as President of the French Republic. So, what does this mean for French (and European) international policy? According to the French Constitution, Macron cannot run again for the next election, thus he has free rein to run the...
 
 
19.05.2022
  The crypto rollercoaster has consequences beyond the realm of mass speculation. It shapes key discussions on the future of money and the Internet, which revolve around notions of decentralization and economic power. Web3: The Quest of Decentralization, and the Market Hype The idea of Web3, with blockchain at its...
 
 
09.05.2022
Interview with Professor Carmen Pérez González, Associate Professor in Public International Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Towards a European Union Sport Diplomacy (TES-D) is a two-year project funded by Erasmus+ which began in January 2021. The TES-D team is made of eight organisations led by IRIS – 5 universities, 1 NGO and 1 think tank – based in six different countries. Together, we aim to propose...
 
 
09.05.2022
Sport Diplomacy beyond the EU: in Theory & Practice
Towards an EU Sport Diplomacy (TES-D)
Interview with Professor Carmen Pérez González, Associate Professor in Public International Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
 
 
07.04.2022
If there is one concept dear to France in the field of defence, which sums up the French vision of European defence, it is without doubt that of “strategic autonomy”. Regularly leading to misunderstandings or concerns from Paris’ allies, it is increasingly replaced by « strategic sovereignty », a term deemed more...
 
 
01.04.2022
EU Civil-Defence Synergies: Understanding the Challenges and Drivers of Change
ARES - Armament Industry European Research Group
by Daniel Fiott, Security and Defence Editor, EU Institute for Security Studies, and Michalis Ketselidis, Senior Expert, European Commission
 
 
31.03.2022
China’s soft power in the Pacific: The example of the Solomon Islands and the Pacific Games 2023 project
Asia Focus
 
 
25.03.2022
Defence innovation: New models and procurement implications. The Polish Case
ARES - Armament Industry European Research Group
 
 
16.03.2022
Fight against sporting-related match-fixing. Proposals for a French National Action Plan
EPOSM – Evidence-based Prevention Of Sporting-related Match-fixing
 
IRIS notes
IRIS Notes, written by IRIS experts or IRIS associate fellow researchers offer an in-depth analysis of current affairs.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Observatoire de la prospective humanitaire
Cet observatoire est dédié à l’étude prospective dans le secteur humanitaire.
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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.
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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.
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EPOSM – Evidence-based Prevention Of Sporting-related Match-fixing
EPOSM project is a Erasmus+ collaborative partnership between academic and on-the-field organisations which studies sporting-related match-fixing in different sport disciplines on a European level and organizes tailor-made training sessions.
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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.
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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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