François Godement

Leave the UK alone

In the brouhaha following the United Kingdom’s historical vote to leave the EU, the two worst risks confronting Europe are complacency and obsession with the UK

Eurasian integration: Caught between Russia and China

European policymakers worry about Russian and Chinese integration efforts, which push them to think more strategically about the Eurasian landmass

Chairman Xi’s new clothes

XI Jinping's televised appearance in military uniform heralds his control – political and operational – over China's armed force

Unpacking UNSC Resolution 2270 on North Korea

The resolution unquestionably goes one notch further in isolating Pyongyang – the cost is empowering China to make decisions regarding implementation. 

China’s slowdown and Europe’s leverage

China's declining economic leverage offer Europe an opportunity for a coordinated rebalancing of the relationship between China and the EU

COP21: A la carte climate politics

Paris climate deal reflects the modern, less legalistic environment for international deal-making