Géopolitique

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

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Géopolitique - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

Prospective Agriculture 2013

L'exercice Agriculture 2013 est une initiative conjointe du Crédit agricole, de Groupama et de l'INRA. Conduite par l'INRA durant deux ans, elle a associé plus de 100 spécialistes (économistes, agronomes, scientifiques...). Son objectif était d'analyser les problématiques et les marges de man?uvre de la PAC (Politique agricole commune) dans un contexte marqué par des tendances lourdes et des incertitudes majeures. Quatre moteurs principaux d'évolution du monde agricole et agroalimentaire ont été identifiés : - la croissance ...

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Géopolitique

Rising Star. China’s New Security Diplomacy

Bates Gill est l'un des meilleurs spécialistes des questions internationales liées à l'Asie orientale. Il a notamment codirigé le premier volume du projet China: The Balance Sheet, publié en 2006 (cf. BP n°40, juillet-août 2006). « Étoile montante dans la constellation des grandes puissances, la Chine et sa nouvelle diplomatie de sécurité représentent des opportunités et des défis essentiels pour la communauté internationale, pour la région Asie-Pacifique, et pour les États-Unis ». Tel est le point de départ de ...

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Économie, emploi - Géopolitique

Changement climatique et emploi. Impact sur l’emploi du changement climatique et des mesures de réduction des émissions de CO2 dans l’Union européenne à 25 à l’horizon 2030

Si les effets du réchauffement climatique sur l'économie ont déjà fait l'objet de travaux, les impacts sur l'emploi n'avaient pas encore été étudiés de manière systématique. Cette étude a pour ambition de contribuer à une telle réflexion, en fournissant une analyse des coûts et bénéfices potentiels pour l'emploi des politiques de lutte contre le changement climatique et du changement climatique en Europe. Elle a été réalisée durant 18 mois par un consortium de centres de ...

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Géopolitique - Recherche, sciences, techniques

Driving Factors and Challenges for the EU Industry and the Role of R&D and Innovation

Cette étude de l'ETEPS-NET, réseau qui rassemble des organismes nationaux de conseil en politique « techno-économique », sert de préalable à une recherche de plus grande ampleur sur l'avenir à long terme de l'industrie européenne. Elle répond à deux objectifs : - Identifier et analyser les principaux facteurs socio-économiques et institutionnels susceptibles d'affecter les marchés mondiaux à l'horizon 2020 ; - Faire le lien entre ces facteurs et l'évolution probable de l'industrie européenne ainsi que les défis auxquels l ...

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Géopolitique - Population - Territoires, réseaux

Scenarios on the Territorial Future of Europe. Projet ESPON 3.2

Le programme de recherche ESPON a publié en mai 2007 trois « scénarios pour le devenir du territoire européen » à l'horizon 2030 découlant des évolutions possibles des politiques de l'Europe à 27. Dans le scénario tendanciel (dans lequel les politiques européennes actuelles sont maintenues), un nombre croissant de régions européennes sont affectées par les conséquences négatives de la mondialisation, et seules certaines régions favorisées bénéficient de retombées positives. Ceci entraîne une redistribution de la population en Europe, qui se ...

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Géopolitique - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

Perspectives énergétiques de la France à l’horizon 2020-2050.

La commission Énergie du Centre d'analyse stratégique, présidée par Jean Syrota a remis, début avril 2007, au Premier ministre français un rapport d'orientation présentant le diagnostic, les perspectives à moyen terme (horizon 2020) et un certain nombre de recommandations pour la politique française de l'énergie. Face aux défis mondiaux de lutte contre le changement climatique, le rapport propose d'engager des actions immédiates utilisant tous les leviers disponibles pour réduire substantiellement les émissions de gaz à effet ...

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Géopolitique

Koizumi, la rupture en héritage ?

Arrivé au pouvoir au Japon en avril 2001, Junichiro Koizumi a quitté son poste de Premier ministre en septembre 2006, remplacé par Shinzo Abe. Dans cette note d'alerte, Yann Vinh établit un bilan des actions entreprises par ce chef de gouvernement de caractère, qui était animé d'une forte volonté de réforme, y compris de son propre parti. Ce changement de tête politique offre l'occasion d'un panorama des tendances politiques, économiques, financières et sociales à l'oeuvre ...

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Géopolitique

War and Peace in the 21st Century

Ce dossier de la revue de la World Future Society contient sept articles de divers experts. Certains sont très courts, c'est pourquoi cette analyse se focalise sur quatre d'entre eux, ceux de Gregory Foster, Andrew Bacevich, James Rosenau et Edward Luttwack. Gregory Foster : " Strategy and the Search for Peace " Ce chercheur à la National Defense University américaine brosse ici les grandes lignes de la réflexion stratégique prospective de défense. Selon lui, l'incertitude est évidemment immense en ce ...

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Revue

Géopolitique

A Pioneer of the Military-industrial Complex. Thoughts on Daniel Charles, Between Genius and Genocide (London: Pimlico, Random House, 2006) and David Vandermeulen, L'Esprit du temps. Fritz Haber (Brus

Not everyone who changed history is regarded as a hero by later ages. One such is the German scientist Fritz Haber, who seems to embody the two sides of scientific progress, both bringing improvements to human life and endangering it.
A Jew who became a Protestant, he began his scientific career by wishing to preserve humanity from possible famine and finding an efficient way of synthesizing ammonia. But very soon he devoted his research to developing gases and explosives to help the German war effort in World War I. After the war he was accused of war crimes but nonetheless received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1919. He went on to invent Zyklon gas, which was later used by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews.
Two recent books try to capture the personality of this scientist via two different literary forms: Daniel Charles has written a straight biography whereas David Vandermeulen has produced a comic strip version. Jean-Jacques Salomon presents and comments on the two books, reminding us of the main events in Fritz Haber's life and the repercussions they had for the whole of the human race.

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Géopolitique

What Use Is Europe?

More than a year after the French and the Dutch voted against the Constitution of the European Union (EU), the credibility of the EU has once again been put in question by its passive behaviour when faced with the war in Lebanon.
What use is Europe? wonders Éric de la Maisonneuve in this article. The EU is no longer as effective as was once hoped; this is especially obvious from its reluctance to act in the Lebanese crisis last summer. Far from seeking to destroy such legitimacy as the EU still has, he explains that if the EU wishes to be taken seriously by both its citizens and the international community, it cannot rest on its laurels - it must react swiftly and shoulder its global responsibilities. It must show that it is capable of protecting Lebanon, a country with which it has historical links of friendship, and help it to regain its stability and its political independence. Intervening in Lebanon could enable the EU to start truly to "exist", he argues.

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Géopolitique

La politique européenne de voisinage : « stupeur et tremblements « en Méditerranée

Depuis novembre 1995 et la fameuse déclaration de Barcelone, la Méditerranée vit au rythme du Partenariat euro-méditerranéen (PEM)1, dont les résultats n'ont pas été jusqu'ici à la hauteur du vent de promesses suscité. Force est d'admettre l'originalité stratégique que présente le projet de Barcelone, dont l'un des fondements vise à induire un développement partagé entre les deux rives du Bassin pour constituer un ensemble régional progressivement intégré. En quelque sorte, cette Euro-Méditerranée rêvée vise ...

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Revue

Géopolitique

Europe and its Outskirts

The European Community has grown from the six founder member states who created it after the Second World War to the present 25. The European Union now stretches from the Atlantic in the west to the Carpathians in the east, from Scandinavia in the north to the Mediterranean in the south, not forgetting the "ultra-peripheral" areas, such as the French overseas territories, the Spanish Canary Islands or the Portuguese island of Madeira. Other countries are expecting to join in 2007 (Rumania and Bulgaria), or are official candidates for membership (Turkey) or are waiting in the queue (the Balkan countries, for example). But can the EU continue to expand despite becoming somewhat bogged down politically and the fact that the latest enlargement was somewhat half-hearted? And if the answer is yes, how many more countries should be admitted, and on what basis and according to what criteria?
Jean-François Drevet, an expert on European issues, surveys the current state of the Union and the policies already under way or to come with regard to its relations with its neighbours in the broadest sense (from the former Soviet Union to the southern Mediterranean countries). He argues that the motives behind expansion have always been basically political (e.g. to shore up democracies) and presents the policies that could be envisaged in dealing with countries on the fringes of Europe. He concludes by pointing out that past policies have created many precedents that will complicate negotiations with most of the countries wishing to join the EU; the solution may be to stress the notion of a "circle of friends".

Revue

Géopolitique

2007: Countdown for the Mediterranean?

The decision of most of the heads of state of Arab nations not to attend the European/Mediterranean summit meeting in Barcelona at the end of November 2005 was a strong warning to the European Union of the difficulty it is going to have in establishing a clear policy vis-à-vis its southern neighbours and the distrust that this creates among them. Sébastien Abis, who specializes in the Mediterranean, assesses the current state of co-operation between Europe and countries bordering the Mediterranean, as well as how this might change in future.
After first describing the European-Mediterranean Partnership launched in Barcelona in 1995, he shows how slow the EU has been to honour many of the promises made then and how disillusioned the EU's partners have become as a result. In addition to the changes in the geopolitical context that have occurred in the last ten years, he stresses the inherent problems of the Mediterranean basin and the inequalities that persist there. In conclusion, Sébastien Abis proposes five possible scenarios for the future of relations between the EU and its Mediterranean neighbours, ranging from deterioration to increased co-operation, although he fears that the trend towards stagnation or deterioration will prove to be predominant, given how little drive the EU puts into genuine assistance for the countries to the south.

Revue

Géopolitique - Ressources naturelles, énergie, environnement

Moralizers and Dealers in Folly. The Nuclear Agreement between India and the United States

According to many commentators, the nuclear co-operation agreement signed by the United States and India on 2 March 2006 sounds the death knell for the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. India, which never signed the treaty, will benefit from technology transfers from the United States for its civilian nuclear programme, but it can also pursue its military programme free from any international control.
As this article stresses, this is a striking example of double standards, when one thinks of Israel or Iran (among others), and one that could furthermore destabilize the whole of Asia, given that Pakistan and China both have nuclear weapons. After recalling the sequence of events since the end of the Cold War with regard to disarmament and efforts to limit nuclear proliferation, the author shows how hypocrisy and cynicism prevail among the members of the nuclear club, and how difficult it could become to ensure stability and peace among nations, given this situation.
The text is an extract from a book entitled Les Scientifiques (The Scientists) that is almost ready for the press and that should appear before the end of the year. The author, Jean-Jacques Salomon, gives a foretaste to readers of Futuribles.

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Géopolitique

L’Amérique en guerre

La publication de la Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) est considérée par les spécialistes des questions internationales et de sécurité et défense comme un " temps fort " de la pensée stratégique américaine. Ce document synthétique est censé encadrer líaction du Department of Defense (DoD), et en particulier sa gestion des hommes et des matériels, sa planification des programmes díarmement prioritaires et sa programmation budgétaire pour les quatre années suivantes. La publication de la QDR 2006 était très attendue pour plusieurs raisons : - il ...

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Entreprises, travail - Géopolitique

A Plan for a Federal Europe in 1930 (Futures of Yesteryear)

Intellectuals in the 1920s were much concerned to find new forms of economic, social and political organization capable of meeting the challenges of modern times and of giving practical expression to the pacifist attitudes which were widespread after the First World War. In this context, the idea of a union of the countries of Europe began to emerge: for those in favour, it had the double advantage of preventing any fresh conflict and of strengthening the nations of the Old World vis-à-vis the rising power of the United States and the Soviet Union. Thus the idea of a united Europe was fashionable in the 1920s, and the Revue des Vivants reflected this in 1929 by organizing a competition on the theme of "the United States of Europe", then publishing the best contributions.
Claude du Granrut offers us here a summary that reveals, as well as the visionary character of the writings chosen, how the issues dominating European unification have remained much the same down to the present day. This article is useful in both showing how much progress has been made but also highlighting the questions that still need to be resolved after more than 70 years.

Revue

Géopolitique - Société, modes de vie

The French "No" Vote in the Referendum on the European Constitution in May 2005 under the Microscope

A year ago, the debate on the draft European Constitution was in full swing in France ahead of the referendum on 29 May 2005. As we stressed in these pages (n° 307, April 2005), the discussions sometimes strayed a long way from the issues actually raised by the constitutional treaty. At the end of May 2005, the French voted decisively against the Constitution (almost 55% of the votes cast). Was the cause of this rejection genuine disquiet about the text to be voted on or, more generally, grievances about the European Union; or was the referendum simply an opportunity to express other criticisms which had more to do with the political, economic and social situation in France?
To answer this question, Eddy Fougier has analysed and compared a range of polls carried out after the referendum in France, but also in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Spain (the three other members of the EU that held a referendum about the Constitution). He presents the results of this exercise here, and finds four main categories of reasons for the French "No": punishment of the government in power, anger about unemployment and social insecurity, rejection of economic ultraliberalism, and opposition to EU enlargement (both already achieved and planned) - these last two aspects combining with a certain degree of apprehension about globalization on the part of many in France.

Revue

Géopolitique - Population

Turkey's Importance in the European Union: Would Its Rapid Population Growth Allow It to Dominate European Decision-making?

The question of whether Turkey should eventually be allowed to join the European Union was much in the news in 2005, and worked its way into the debate about the European Constitution even though it was not relevant. Independently of the political debate about the legitimacy of Turkey's admission to the EU, Frédéric Allemand has looked at the possible repercussions of Turkey joining for the way the Union's institutions operate, in view of the country's sheer demographic size and growth.
Relying on a variety of population forecasts (United Nations, Eurostat, etc.) to 2025 for the current EU member states, those already in the queue (Bulgaria, Romania, the Balkan states, etc.) and Turkey, Frédéric Allemand has calculated the voting weight that Turkey would have, based on population, in the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament and various other bodies, in the context of a greatly enlarged European Union and on the assumption that current arrangements for decision-making remain unchanged. He points out that, as the most populous country, Turkey would effectively have the same influence on decision-making as a "big" nation, like the four current "big" members (France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom), who would see their relative weight reduced. But for one thing, this reduction in the relative importance of the current "big" four would just be part of a general trend that has been developing over the last three decades. For another, Turkey's large size need not translate into actual influence on the decision-making process, as experience shows that there is a certain distrust of the big countries which can often lead to their being marginalized.

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.