France’s policy vis-à-vis the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has always been ambivalent. On paper, France’s strategic culture fits well within NATO’s nature and agenda. Yet, in practice, French membership of NATO has always been uneasy. Several intra-alliance developments...
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Korea-EU Direct Investment Links: The Neglected Facet of a Tight Partnership in: The Routledge Handbook of Europe-Korea Relations, Nicolas Casarini et al. (eds), Routledge, Chapter 12, 2022
Despite their difference in size, Korea and the EU have developed over time a strong and deep relation through direct investment flows. Germany dominates the relationship, but there remains ample room for the other EU member-states to further develop their relations with Korea.
Trade in: South Korea-EU Cooperation in Global Governance, Pacheco Pardo, Ramon (ed), KF-VUB Korea Chair Report, Brussels School of Governance, December 2021
Françoise Nicolas contributed the chapter on trade, providing more insights into the opportunities and challenges South Korea and the EU need to address to revive the rules-based multilateral trading system.
What foreign policy for Germany after the end of the Merkel era? Allemagne d'aujourd'hui, No. 238, October-December 2021
One cannot help but wonder about Germany’s future foreign policy when one considers both the weight of the Federal Republic and the many crises we face internationally.
What Perspectives for Europe? The Political Parties in Germany and European Integration Allemagne d'aujourd'hui, No. 238, October-December 2021
The grand coalition’s record on European policy is mixed. On budgetary issues, the CDU-CSU and SPD were able to implement the agreements in the coalition agreement, but on fundamental reforms of the European Union, only small steps were taken.
China's Rising Trade Activism in ASEAN: Implications for the EU in : Building Europe's Strategic Autonomy vis-à-vis China, Sylvie Bermann and Elvire Fabry (eds.), Report 124, Jacques Delors Institute, December 7, 2021
As the world’s center of gravity has shifted to Asia, the European Union must also be present in the region. In particular, it must develop its relations with Asian countries that have long been neglected to the sole benefit of China -- namely India, but above all the countries of Southeast...
Towards a more China-centred Global Economy? Implications for Chinese Power in the Age of Hybrid Threats Hybrid CoE Paper, no. 9, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, November 2021
An era of hyper globalization is giving way to an age of geoeconomics wherein China seeks a decisive seat at the table.
Asia-Pacific mega trade deals (RCEP, CPTPP): Which role for the US, and what are the implications for the EU? in : Alica Kizekova (ed.). The Indo-Pacific in the post-Trump era: Expectations and Challenges, Institute of International Relations (IIR), Prague : 2021, pp. 67-81.
While it has long been reluctant to engage in institution-based regional economic integration, East Asia is now home to two mega trade deals: the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
AUKUS, the Indo-Pacific, and France’s Role: Fluctuat Nec Mergitur Russian International Affairs Council, September 22, 2021
The announcement of the new AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the U.S. came as a shock for France.
The Future of the Franco-German Tandem Commentary in ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies), Milan, September 22, 2021
At the heart of the European project, the Franco-German tandem provides impetus for further integration within the EU. However, Brussels is yet to decide which direction it wants to take, and the French and Germans still have to agree on their position with regards to economics,...