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French Institute for International Relations

Policy report

Whither Indonesia's Indo-Pacific strategy?

This paper analyses Indonesia's overall Indo-Pacific strategy from the Yudhoyono to the Jokowi Adminsitration by examining various domestic considerations and their implications.
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Malawi: the road to the 2019 tripartite elections

On May 21st 2019, Malawi will hold its tripartite elections, where voters will vote for the President, Members of Parliament and local Councillors. 2019 will also mark the 25 years of multiparty politics in Malawi since the one-party regime presided by Hastings Kamuzu Banda came...
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The Japan-India economic partnership: a politically driven process

In the last decade, the strengthening of the India-Japan strategic partnership has been primarily driven by geopolitical considerations, in an era of competing regional visions and influence. While bilateral relations have shown progress in terms of political values and interests, strategic convergence and military cooperation...
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Is South Africa at risk? A political economy analysis

The President, Jacob Zuma, replaced his respected Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, on the 30th March 2017. It was the second attempt in two years (this time successful) to put an official in this key position who is "acquiescent" to the president's projects. The immediate...
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Japan: the reluctant cyberpower

Japan’s cyberdefenses remain underdeveloped compared to the country’s great reliance on information and communications technology. Despite Japan’s initial slow response to the security challenges emerging from cyberspace, this paper posits that cybersecurity under the administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has moved to the...