Géopolitique

Cette page regroupe l'ensemble des publications de Futuribles sur cette thématique (Vigie, revue, bibliographie, études, etc.)

Tribune européenne

Géopolitique

Black Sea Challenges

In this month's European column, Jean-François Drevet examines the issues that arise for Europe from the Black Sea region. The Black Sea is increasingly becoming a crucial place of transit for hydrocarbon imports from the Caspian and Russia into the European Union. The considerable increase in this traffic raises both environmental problems (the risk of oil slicks) and issues of security of supply, on account of the economic and political fragility of some of the bordering or neighbouring states (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia/Chechnya etc.). This is why, as Jean-François Drevet stresses, the European Union has been trying since the mid-1990s to claim a role in the management of the affairs of the region. With two bordering states (Rumania and Bulgaria) joining the EU in 2007, cooperation in the Black Sea has become a priority within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy, and this column delineates a number of the obstacles that still have to be surmounted.

Revue

Géopolitique

India, China and Japan: The Future of Asian Power

On 12 October 2007, a conference was held in Paris on the theme "India 2025: Possible Scenarios, and Issues for France and Europe". It was organized by the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale and the "Asia 21" group (Futuribles International). Among the ranges of questions considered were the geopolitical changes in India, which include the development of relations between that country and its two great Asian neighbours, China and Japan. Isabelle Saint-Mézard, who covered this issue in the "India 2025" conference, broadly restates here her analysis of the triangular relationship between India, China and Japan and of the prospective development of that relationship over the next 15-20 years.
After outlining the factors that make for increasing interdependence between these three countries (among them, openness to international trade, energy supply and security issues), she analyses the rapprochement between China and India that has been developing for some years and its potentially lasting character. She then studies relations between India and Japan, which are essentially economic and less developed than with China, but likely to strengthen, particularly at the political and geopolitical levels, most notably to counter their neighbour China, if that country were to assume too great an influence in Asia. As Isabelle Saint-Mézard stresses in conclusion, the relations between these three Asian giants will doubtless increase in complexity, including both competitive and cooperative aspects. Those relations will depend on each country's desire to maintain the regional status quo, the positioning of China being particularly significant in this regard.

Tribune européenne

Géopolitique - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

The Common Agricultural Policy and its Reform

This month, the European column is devoted to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the oldest and most extensive of the European Union's common policies (dating from 1962 and accounting for 45% of the European budget). Apart from its initial objectives (increasing agricultural productivity, providing a fair standard of living for the agricultural population, stabilizing markets, guaranteeing security of supply and ensuring reasonable prices for consumers), the CAP today forms part of an approach involving respect for the environment and rural development. Nevertheless, as Jean-François Drevet reminds us here, the system that was set up in a climate of post-war shortages is not well-suited to present realities. Moreover, it is open to many criticisms regarding the size of its budget, the problems posed by enlargement and the inequality of the assistance provided, which favours large landowners. After reviewing the reforms begun in 1992 and 1999, Jean-François Drevet outlines the changes provided for in the Treaty of Lisbon and recommends taking advantage of the strong financial situation of the agricultural sector to carry through this reform.

Revue

Géopolitique

India, China and Japan: The Future of Asian Power

On 12 October 2007, a conference was held in Paris on the theme "India 2025: Possible Scenarios, and Issues for France and Europe". It was organized by the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale and the "Asia 21" group (Futuribles International). Among the ranges of questions considered were the geopolitical changes in India, which include the development of relations between that country and its two great Asian neighbours, China and Japan. Isabelle Saint-Mézard, who covered this issue in the "India 2025" conference, broadly restates here her analysis of the triangular relationship between India, China and Japan and of the prospective development of that relationship over the next 15-20 years.
After outlining the factors that make for increasing interdependence between these three countries (among them, openness to international trade, energy supply and security issues), she analyses the rapprochement between China and India that has been developing for some years and its potentially lasting character. She then studies relations between India and Japan, which are essentially economic and less developed than with China, but likely to strengthen, particularly at the political and geopolitical levels, most notably to counter their neighbour China, if that country were to assume too great an influence in Asia. As Isabelle Saint-Mézard stresses in conclusion, the relations between these three Asian giants will doubtless increase in complexity, including both competitive and cooperative aspects. Those relations will depend on each country's desire to maintain the regional status quo, the positioning of China being particularly significant in this regard.

Bibliography

Géopolitique

Problématiques stratégiques en Asie à l’horizon 2025 : essai de prospective

Cet essai de prospective consacré aux équilibres stratégiques et aux risques de conflits en Asie à l'horizon 2025 est publié par la Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), avec le soutien du Commissariat à l'énergie atomique. L'auteur, Bruno Tertrais, propose dans un premier temps un scénario principal échafaudé à partir de la prolongation des grandes tendances démographiques, économiques, politiques et militaires à l'horizon 2025. Dans un second temps sont élaborés des scénarios de rupture (scénarios alternatifs ...

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Géopolitique

The Future of North America 2025 : Outlook and Recommendations

Si les États-Unis, le Canada et le Mexique sont souvent regroupés sous la notion géographique, et parfois économique, d?« Amérique du Nord », leur coopération porte rarement sur la définition de problématiques et d?enjeux communs à moyen-long terme. C?est pourquoi cet ouvrage (le résultat de plusieurs années de travaux communs d?institutions et d?experts des trois pays concernés) propose véritablement d?envisager ce que pourrait être l?avenir commun de ces trois pays à l?horizon 2025, tout ...

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Géopolitique

The Joint Operating Environment 2008. Challenges and Implications for the Future Joint Force

Ce rapport rédigé par le commandement des forces interarmées des États-Unis s?intéresse aux éléments constitutifs du futur environnement opérationnel de ces forces à l?horizon 2030. Son objectif est d?anticiper des situations opérationnelles à venir pour élaborer des concepts d?opérations. Les premiers utilisateurs de ce document doivent en effet être les services des différentes armées américaines qui définissent les concepts d?emploi opérationnel des armées. Ce document relativement concis s?ouvre sur une partie assez classique, et ...

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Géopolitique

Le Choc des identités ? Cultures, civilisations et conflits de demain / The Clash of Identities ? Cultures, Civilizations and Tomorrow’s Conflicts

La thèse du « choc des civilisations » de Samuel Huntington continue, 15 ans après sa formulation, à hanter les esprits. Nombreux en sont les détracteurs qui pourtant s’évertuent à employer eux aussi le terme de civilisation, concept pourtant flou et délicat à manier. Un véritable risque géopolitique pèse sur les conflits futurs dans le champ des facteurs socioculturels, des valeurs et des croyances. La question des identités et des métissages culturels devient un enjeu clef pour comprendre les lignes de ...

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Géopolitique - Institutions

Perspectivas económicas de América Latina 2009

Le Centre de développement de l'OCDE vient de publier son rapport annuel sur les perspectives économiques en Amérique latine, qui porte cette année sur la politique fiscale, considérée comme un élément essentiel pour le développement économique, la réduction de la pauvreté et des inégalités, dans un contexte économique difficile. En effet, l'Amérique latine ne devrait pas échapper au ralentissement économique mondial : la croissance soutenue dont a bénéficié la région, favorisée par des facteurs externes (prix élevés des produits ...

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Géopolitique - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

Greening Economic Growth. Towards a Global Strategy for Europe

Après avoir étudié, en 2007, les rapports des Européens avec la mondialisation, Fondapol s?intéresse ici à la capacité de l?Union européenne (UE) à orienter la mondialisation vers le respect de l?environnement et la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique. Cette étude examine également les mesures mises en place par les autres grandes puissances mondiales, à savoir les États-Unis, la Chine et l?Inde, qui sont à la fois les principaux partenaires commerciaux de l?UE et les plus ...

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Chapitre Géopolitique

Ce chapitre est extrait du Rapport Vigie 2016 de Futuribles International, qui propose un panorama structuré des connaissances et des incertitudes des experts que l'association a mobilisés pour explorer les évolutions des 15 à 35 prochaines années sur 11 thématiques.