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Europe's position in the new world order

Thierry de Montbrial, Executive Chairman of Ifri, is interviewed by Yang RUI for China Global Television Network (CGTN), on the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum, November 2019. He analyzes the position of Europe in a world dominated by the Chinese-American competition.

In the wake of Brexit, France and Germany will assume European leadership in handling issues such as collective defense in the absence of the U.S., defending multilateral institutions and facilitating further regional integration despite the rise of popularism. At the same time, trade conflicts between the U.S. and China and changes in power equation cast a shadow on the prospects of globalization and co-prosperity. How will France view the growing rivalry between Washington and Beijing, and will the principle of multilateralism be protected?

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