War in Ukraine: a new world? | IFRI

How will great power relations – the United States, China, Russia, Europe – emerge from the war? Should China fear the end of the conflict or is it in the process of benefiting from a new balance of power? Can globalization and trade openness survive? SWIFT may have ruled out Russia, but the risk of food insecurity looks set to keep the world relatively open. Does the silent threat of nuclear weapons and the widespread use of information technology, especially by the civilian population, herald a new set of rules for future conflicts? What is Europe’s role in all of this? Will he emerge from his torpor, in a world that opposes brute force to the commercial pacifism of the bloc?

The war in Ukraine upsets many principles established over the past thirty years. Yet, paradoxically, much of the world sees the conflict as taking place on the margins, far from their concerns. It is a world preoccupied with other challenges: the presidential election in Brazil; the upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress; the impending collapse of Lebanon; the struggle of African peoples to recover a cultural heritage that was denied to them by colonization. This number of Foreign politic examines all these questions.

This issue is only available in French.


The war in Ukraine: echoes of Korea?by Pierre Grosser (Ukrainian War: a Korean model?)

Global food insecurity and the war in Ukraineby Sebastien Abis and Diane Mordacq

SWIFT: from a neutral tool to a geopolitical weapon?by Alexis Columbus

Ukraine: a new era for nuclear weaponsby Jean-Louis Lozier

Open-source intelligence in the war in UkrainebySophie Perrot

The European Union in a continent at warby Thierry Chopin and Christian Lequesne

German defense policy: a historic turning point?by Hans Stark (Germany’s defense policy: a historic turning point?)

War in Ukraine: an embarrassment for Beijing, by Marc Julienne

Sovereignty in Putin’s Russiaby Bernard Chappedelaine


Brazil on the eve of the presidential electionsby Martine Droulers

The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China: A Missed Opportunity for Renewalby Jérôme Doyon


Japan’s public debt: causes and sustainabilityby Quentin Simon


Lebanon, theater of the confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iranby Nabil el-Khoury

A new stage in the movements for the restitution of African cultural heritageby Ysé Auque-Pallez

Edited by Marc Hecker

Israel, a fragile democracy, by Samy Cohen
The star and the scepter. A diplomatic history of Israelby Emmanuel Navon
The failure of a utopia. A history of the left in Israel, by Thomas Vescovi
This critical essay is written by Amelie Ferey