• Ali Khamenei and the 47 Senators: A Letter and its Legal Consequences

    • April 1, 2015

    “Writing letters, however, means to denude oneself before the ghosts,” wrote Franz Kafka in his “Letters to Milena”. The open letter from 47 U.S. senators to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has stripped them bare, not in front of ghosts, but in front of the international legal and political community. This letter includes, between the lines, three messages of contempt: contempt for

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  • L’émergence du smart power transatlantique

    • March 30, 2015

    Par Michael E. Lambert, chercheur invité au Centre d’études en politiques internationales  L’année 2015 s’impose comme celle des négociations sur la mise en place du TTIP et du rapprochement entre les États-Unis et l’Union européenne. Dans les faits, le Traité transatlantique est présenté comme un moyen de stimuler l’économie européenne et américaine. Dans la pratique,

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  • China’s Domino Tactics Boost Infrastructure Bank

    • March 22, 2015

    China is looking ever the experienced super-power. In a week it has scooped up all the important European dominos, humiliating a U.S. government which has lobbied hard to block the launch of China’s new $50b Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The dominos have fallen quickly. Last week it was the UK’s turn to join, preferring

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