Articles on François Godement

Trump and North Korea: a bonfire of the missiles? (Commentary)

François Godement - 29 March 2018

There is a way through the Trump-Kim meeting that would satisfy demands on both sides – and keep South Korea and Japan reliant on the US

Trump-Kim: Reading through the liar's poker (Commentary)

François Godement - 14 March 2018

Each of the two has a personal and strategic interest in reaching an agreement. They can no longer stop the game that they have started.

Xi’s rule for life: what does our anxiety reveal? (Commentary)

François Godement - 28 February 2018

"With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat" (John Milton)

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.