Racing for the New Rice - Japan’s Plans For its Semiconductor Industry
Analysis by Mathieu Duchâtel
Semiconductors are the new rice: indispensable to Japan's survival and a source of pride. Japan now needs to ensure both, in an increasingly rivalrous international context of supply chain management.
Right On: The Origins of the French Right
Analysis by Philip Nord
A brief history of the right wing in France, in the light of René Rémond's work.
Russia’s National Security Strategy 2021: the Era of "Information Confrontation"
Analysis by Michel Duclos
On July 2, President Vladimir Putin signed a new national security strategy to replace the version that had been in effect since 2015. In this document, experts have noted the influence exerted by Patrushev, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, and one of the leading figures in the Putin system. What are the key takeaways?
Floods in Germany: On the Verge of an Electoral Earthquake
Analysis by Alexandre Robinet-Borgomano
The devastating floods that engulfed western Germany in July 2021 represent a turning point in German political life. What impact could they have on the upcoming elections?
A Matter of Formality: Rethinking the Economy in the Sahel
Three questions to Ahmadou Aly Mbaye
The economic impact of Covid-19 has urged unprecedented responses by governments. In the Sahel, this has revealed the limits of State action on the formal economy, while also highlighting the porous boundaries between the formal and informal sectors.