Articles on François Godement

Democratic Asia changes course (Commentary)

François Godement - 12 February 2008

In the past few years, almost all of East Asia's fully fledged democracies have changed leadership - but this has gone rather unnoticed by European observers who focus on China alone.

The EU meets China: united we stand? (Commentary)

François Godement - 28 November 2007

The EU delegation has prepared an unusually full agenda for the annual EU-China Summit. However, there is a real danger they will go home empty-handed, and the Chinese will hijack the event to lecture about Taiwan and the Dalai Lama.

China and the world - convergence or collision? (Commentary)

François Godement - 14 October 2007

Will the rise of China lead to inevitable conflict on the international stage? Or will China mellow and adapt to international norms as it grapples with the new requirements of its phenomenal growth?

Burma: Sharing Power with the Generals (Commentary)

François Godement - 03 October 2007

Targeted sanctions are a good idea ? but the goal must be to convince the Junta that they are better off with a political process