Some Geopolitical Issues of the Energy Transition

Working Paper – By Emmanuel Hache, Samuel Carcanague, Clément Bonnet, Gondia Sokhna Seck, Marine Simoën – March 2019

Why should geopolitics focus on energy transition issues? In many parts of the world, the decarbonisation of the energy and electricity mix has become a priority in order to meet international climate objectives and address local pollution issues. Investments made in renewable energies represented around $332 billion in 2018 and those needed to meet the targets set in Paris in 2015 at the COP21 to the UNFCCC could reshape the concept of energy security.

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[Policy Paper] Moving PeSCo forward: what are the next steps?

Ares Group – by Jean-Pierre Maulny, Deputy Director, IRIS, and Livia Di Bernardini, Research Fellow, IRIS – May 2019

This comparative synthesis of 11 publications on PeSCo highlights the convergences and divergences of the national points of view on this initiative. It also proposes five recommendations for the future of PeSCo to reach the objectives set in the Treaty of Lisbon in order to strengthen the EU military capabilities in a collective framework.

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[LAUNCH] International Military Council on Climate and Security

The Center for Climate and Security, Clingendael, the Planet Security Initiative, IRIS and the HCSS are pleased to announce the creation of a new « International Military Council on Climat and Security » (IMCCS).

The IMCCS will be a “standing” umbrella network of senior military leaders from across the globe that will meet regularly, produce an annual World Climate and Security Report, and drive communications and policy in support of actions on the security implications of a changing climate – at national, regional and international levels.

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Global Food Systems: an Outlook to 2050

By the IARAN – February 2019

This report explores possible routes to a global food system that is capable of feeding the world’s population in 2050. Exploring different visions for how this could be achieved allows us to more clearly examine the pros and cons of each potential avenue. Doing so is intended as a first step towards creating a vision for the kind of change that organizations fighting hunger want to see in the global food system.

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[Report] From Criminals To Terrorists And Back? Quarterly Report: France, vol. 2

Project led by GLOBSEC in partnership with IRIS and other European partners

This report gives some extremely compelling statistics concerning the jihadists involved in France that should be turned into policy recommendations.

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Key Trends Affecting the European Defence Technological Industrial Base (EDTIB)

The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), together with a European consortium of think tanks led by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), is working on a project commissioned by the European Defence Agency to provide fresh analysis on the state of the EDTIB and its possible evolution in light of recent regional and global developments.

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Launch of a study to promote Women's Football internationally

In the spirit of the approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France in June 2019, UNESCO, together with the French National Union of Professional Footballers (l’Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels – UNFP) and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), will work together to advance the promotion of women’s football on the world stage.

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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).

Press releaseGlobal Go-To Think Tanks 2017
    Energy and the Environment
    How Climate change challenges the US Department of Defense?
    Why climate change is a growing interest for the department of defense in America and since when? In the US, we have recognized climate change as a threat multiplier...
    Mexico: What projects and challenges for ‘AMLO’, the new president ?
    John M. Ackerman is a Journalist, Professor at the Institute for Legal Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He answered to our questions at the occasion of his...
    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...
    Security Dimension of China’s Presence in Central Asia
    Asia Focus #108
    Ares Group
    PeSCo: The Swedish Perspective
    Ares Group #38 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The German Perspective
    Ares Group #36 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Cyprus Perspective
    Ares Group #35 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Greek Perspective
    Ares Group #34 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Belgian Perspective
    Ares Group #33 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Polish Perspective
    Ares #32 - Policy Paper
    Defence Industrial Policy in Serbia: Drivers and Influence
    Ares #31 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Italian Perspective
    Ares #30 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Lithuanian Perspective
    #29 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Dutch Perspective
    #28 - Policy Paper
    PeSCo: The Spanish Perspective
    #27 - Policy Paper
    Building the EDTIB beyond 2020
    ARES Seminar Report
    Defence Industrial Policy in Norway: Drivers and Influence
    #25 - Policy Paper
    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
    Bastien Alex
    Research Fellow
    Climate change – Energy issues – EU enlargment policy
    Jean-Claude Allard
    Senior Research Fellow
    Defence and security policy – Operational concepts and the uses of force – Crisis management – Military aeronautics
    Nicolas Kazarian
    Associate Research Fellow
    The geopolitics of the religious factor – Orthodoxy and international relations –The European Union and the Mediterranean World
    Brahim Oumansour
    Associate Research Fellow
    US foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa - Conflict, State and non-governmental players in North Africa and the Middle East
    Central and Latin America – External and security policies of the Ibero-American area
    Nathalie Ernoult
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarianism - Global Health
    Charles Thibout
    Research Fellow
    Geopolitical Issues of Artifical Intelligence - Cyber Strategy - International Political Economy - North America
    Jean-Joseph Boillot
    Associate Research Fellow
    Indian Economy – Economy of the emerging countries – Asia/Africa Relations
    Pierrick Le Jeune
    Associate Research Fellow
    Asia, South-East Asia – Afghanistan – The reform of public administrations – Public services – NGOs
    Éric Vernier
    Associate Research Fellow
    Money laundering – Business frauds – Sustainable development in the banking world
    Jean de Gliniasty
    Senior Research Fellow
    Russia - CIS - French Diplomacy
    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
    Marie-Cécile Naves
    Associate Research Fellow
    Unites States of America - Gender, equality woman-men, feminism - Socio-political issues of sport
    Béligh Nabli
    Senior Research Fellow
    International law - European Union - Mutations in the Arab World
    Eilidh Kennedy
    Research Fellow
    Humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
    Esther Schneider
    Associate Research Fellow
    Sub-Saharan Africa - Development Effectiveness and Finance - Governance - International Cooperation
    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
    Karim Pakzad
    Research Fellow
    Afghanistan - Pakistan - Iran - Iraq – Kurdish issue
    Georges Lefeuvre
    Associate Research Fellow
    Afghanistan / Pakistan / India
    Gaëtan Gorce
    Associate Research Fellow
    Contemporary issues faced by Europe (migratory flows, digital sovereignty...) - International employment laws
    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
    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
    Samuel Carcanague
    Research Fellow
    Central Asia - Russia - Energy - Security - Belt and Road Initiative - Renewable energy
    Philippe Le Corre
    Associate Research Fellow
    China – International Relations of Asia – China/Europe and China/France – China Global investment – Public Diplomacy
    Christophe Ventura
    Senior Research Fellow
    Latin America – Civil society and Social movements
    Laure Delcour
    Associate Research Fellow
    Russia – The foreign policy of the ISC and the new power relationships in the post Soviet space – The EU’s external action
    Pierre Jacquemot
    Associate Research Fellow
    The economy and the political sociology of Sub-Saharan Africa – Public development aid – French cooperation
    Romuald Sciora
    Associate Research Fellow
    United Nations
    François-Bernard Huyghe
    Senior Research Fellow
    Communications and economic intelligence – Cyber strategy - Terrorism
    Sylvie Matelly
    Deputy Director
    Military spendings and defence budgets – Arms industries and restructuration – Globalisation and economic and strategic relations – European economy, economic policies
    Edouard Pflimlin
    Associate Research Fellow
    The Japanese defence policy – The strategic stakes in East Asia
    Frédéric Mauro
    Associate Research Fellow
    European Defence Policy - PeSCo
    Jeff Hawkins
    Associate Research Fellow
    US Foreign Policy
    Philippe Steininger
    Associate Research Fellow
    Defence Policy - Nuclear Detterence - Aerospace issues – Military Programming and Operations – Aerospace Strategy
    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
    Jean-Eric Branaa
    Associate Research Fellow
    American society and politics
    Michel Maietta
    Senior Research Fellow
    Geopolitics, developpement and humanitarianism - Strategic Foresight
    Pim Verschuuren
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of sports
    Magali Balent
    Associate Research Fellow
    The European far right – The National Front – Nationalism – The faces of political extremism – Identity – The French political life
    Philippe Hugon
    Former 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
    Carole Gomez
    Research Fellow
    International Sport Issues - Sport Diplomacy - Sport Integrity
    Serge Michailof
    Associate Research Fellow
    Development of the so-called “fragile countries” – Post conflict reconstruction
    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
    Guillermo Giarratana
    Associate Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of Latin America (Non-State actors, Governments and Regional Latin American institutions) - Humanitarian Issues
    Guillaume Long
    Associate Research Fellow
    Latin American politics, regionalism and security - Contemporary multilateralism
    Francis Perrin
    Senior Research Fellow
    Energy issues – Markets and Energy Prices – Geopolitics of Energy - Energy and Governance
    Jacques Serba
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian action – Organisation and functioning of the NGOs – External action of the territorial authorities
    Alice Baillat
    Research Fellow
    Geopolitics of Climate Change - International Climate Negotiations - Bangladesh - South Asia
    Thierry Coville
    Research Fellow
    Iran – Country risk
    Fabien Carlet
    Research Fellow
    Defence and Security - French Foreign, Defence and security policies – CFSP, CSDP, EU/NATO relations - Arctic – Polar Geopolitics
    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
    Léonie Le Borgne
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian - Strategic analysis, global policy, international security, humanitarian disasters and crises, crisis anticipation, humanitarian ecosystem
    Rémi Bourgeot
    Associate Research Fellow
    Economics, Globalisation, Finance, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Energy, Industry
    Anne Sénéquier
    Associate Research Fellow
    Global Health
    Arnaud Dubien
    Associate Research Fellow
    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
    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
    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
    Emmanuel Hache
    Senior Fellow
    Natural Resources Economics – Energy issues and Development - Asia and NIC – International Monetary Affairs
    Jean-Pierre Maulny
    Deputy Director
    World arms industry - EDTIB - Arms transfers - Export control - CSDP - NATO - Defence and security issues - Strategic affairs
    Antoine Petibon
    Associate Research Fellow
    Humanitarian Operations - Humanitarian Evaluation and Innovation - Strategy
    Pierre Jaillet
    Associate Research Fellow
    Economy and monetary policy - European institutions and the functioning of the euro zone - Monetary and financial international relations - International cooperation bodies and organisations
    Luca Baccarini
    Associate Research Fellow
    World Energy Markets – Energy strategy: key actors and roles - European Energy Policy in EU - Finance and geopolitics
    Fabrice Debbasch
    Associate Research Fellow
    Innovation of defense systems - Scientific Issues - New technologies
    Pierre Colomina
    Research Fellow
    Defence policy of European countries – Arms industry – Naval defence industry – Western Balkans and defence issues.
    Pascal Boniface
    Director of IRIS
    Strategic issues – European security – Global power relationships – Nuclear issues – The French foreign policy
    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
    Robert Chaouad
    Research Fellow
    The history of the European integration – The institutional evolution of the European Union – The European Union as a global actor
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