Articles on François Godement

Investment screening: A victory for Europe (Commentary)

François Godement - 21 November 2018

This week, the EU reached a political agreement on a framework for screening foreign direct investment at unprecedented speed, and took a step forward in building trust

Hand-outs and bail-outs: China's lobbyists in Italy (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 October 2018

Italy's new coalition government is moving the country on the path to bankruptcy, causing Italy to look overseas at China for support in pressuring the EU to bail them out

China and the last of the multilateralists (Commentary)

François Godement - 03 October 2018

As the trade war between China and the United States heats up, Europeans should think hard about who they turn to for assistance 

Big in Asia: Behind the rhetoric of EU relations with China and Japan (Commentary)

François Godement - 20 July 2018

The last ten days have been big for the EU and its partners in Asia, namely China and Japan. With EU-China and EU-Japan summits resulting in historic agreements, the EU is slowly strengthening its relationships with allies to the east. 

Trump cannot bring Europe and China together (Commentary)

François Godement - 06 July 2018

Donald Trump’s attack on the international trading system is changing the EU's relationship with China

Trump-Kim summit: Gambler’s diplomacy (Commentary)

François Godement - 13 June 2018

The agreement is a dead end sold as the road to denuclearisation and peace – and, as such, it beggars belief.

Birds of different feathers: why the North Korea and Iran problems require distinct solutions (Commentary)

François Godement - 25 May 2018

Europe’s most useful role is to push for steady American policies. It is also to convince Iran that a compromise on missiles is in its own interest.

The ECFR Power Audits (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & François Godement & Kadri Liik & Jeremy Shapiro - 25 May 2018

The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers.  But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so. 

The Inter-Korean Summit: Peace is not – yet – at hand (Commentary)

François Godement - 04 May 2018

North Korea is not yet denuclearized. To get there, China will have to play significant role in the negotiations.

Why China (probably) won’t go to trade war with America (Commentary)

François Godement - 20 April 2018

The US protecting its own technology is not the same as a trade war. But were such a war to emerge, it may well be the apparently invulnerable Xi Jinping rather than the bullishly confident Donald Trump who finds his country worse off as a result