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Thierry de Montbrial : “France should not be ashamed of defending its own interests”

Le Figaro

The founder of the French Institute of International Relations is turning his back on a diplomacy of “values” and is encouraging a return to the notion of national interest. This will allow France to preserve its identity and maintain its place in the world.

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Thierry de Montbrial: “Donald Trump is a wake-up call for Europe”

Les Echos

« It is a wake-up call for Europe », says Thierry de Montbrial; he is the founder and Executive Chairman of Ifri and of the World Policy Conference, of which Les Echos is a media partner and that will take place at the beginning of next week in Doha with 250 international relations experts .

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Global power structures challenged by Trump and Brexit

Les Echos

« It is a wake-up call for Europe », says Thierry de Montbrial in his interview (page 15); he is the founder and Executive Chairman of Ifri and of the World Policy Conference, of which Les Echos is a media partner and that will take place at the beginning of next week in Doha with 250 international relations experts .

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Thierry de Montbrial, Executive Chairman of Ifri “We cannot put in the same basket Trump, Le Pen and Orban”

L’Echo

Thierry de Montbrial is the Executive Chairman of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), which he founded in 1979. In his opinion, the election of Trump will first give wings to European populist movements but then we will quickly observe, in the coming months, that Trump does not match his caricature.

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