Articles on François Godement

May unwavering in China (Commentary)

François Godement - 07 February 2018

Even though the UK is currently weakened by Brexit, May showed true British stubborness during her visit in China and did not bow down to their demands.

Dancing with the bear: Macron in China (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 January 2018

In different ways, Macron and Xi exemplify the rise of individual authority and personal aura over party politics.

The real possibility of conflict with North Korea (Commentary)

François Godement - 16 November 2017

Conflict with North Korea is too often assumed to be an all or nothing issue, with nuclear Armageddon as the inevitable result.

China: All the President’s men (Commentary)

François Godement - 26 October 2017

Shared values or interests between China and the West will be few and far between in the coming years.

Hamburg G 20: A test for the China-EU-US triangle (Commentary)

François Godement - 07 July 2017

It seems that China is now reaching out to America to prevent it being castigated at a global summit.

The EU-China Summit: searching for common ground (Commentary)

François Godement - 01 June 2017

As the EU-China Summit opens in Brussels today, is there now a common ground on which the two can come together?

Korean peninsula: the plot thickens (Commentary)

François Godement - 16 May 2017

Trump’s hard-nosed approach to North Korea is likely to have played a role in the election of a South Korean president who takes a softer view of Pyongyang, and who opposes US intervention.

Macron and the French Paradox (Commentary)

François Godement - 25 April 2017

While commentators focused largely on negative aspects, France has seen an unprecedentedly pro-European electoral campaign.

French election candidates on the European test (Commentary)

François Godement & Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10 April 2017

All major candidates see the international situation through the lens of Europe.

China and North Korea : a test case for China’s future international role (Commentary)

François Godement - 17 March 2017

China continues to prioritise its own strategic priorities over counter-proliferation and international accords.