We are at a crucial moment in the short history of European defence, which started in 1998 with the Saint-Malo declaration, was institutionalised by the Lisbon Treaty in 2009 and somehow seems to have taken off since 2016 with the flourishing of a series of initiatives both within and outside...
This time it’s over! Brexit is going to happen. The English will leave the European Union and along with them the Welsh, Northern Irish and, whether they like it or not, the Scottish. What consequences will this have for European defence? Probably none at all, for three reasons. The first...
Grassroots Sport Diplomacy online course
Introduction to Grassroots Sport Diplomacy
Truth is sometimes unbearable to see. This is why Renaissance painters represented it under the allegory of a naked woman, decency requiring that one look the other way. Remember the famous Botticelli painting, the Calumny of Apelles, in which King Midas avoid looking at the naked beauty of Truth and...
IRIS is partnering ISCA on this brand new project, co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme. Its aim is to explore grassroots sport diplomacy. ISCA and IRIS are partnered with a cross-sector group from two continents. This two-year project will run until the end of 2019. It aims...
The planned introduction of Libra raises both the issue of the multiplication of cryptocurrencies, their stability, and the role of digital giants like Facebook in global economic affairs. How significant (and different) is this new cryptocurrency? Is it likely to affect the global monetary system? An analysis by Rémi Bourgeot,...
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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
ï¿½ Global Health ï¿½ 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