Publié le 10/12/2021

Martin BRIENS, Thomas GOMART

China and the United States both have a “grand strategy”: Beijing aspires to be the world’s leading power in 2049, while Washington plans to remain primus inter pares.

In this context of competition between superpowers—also marked by environmental degradation, digital transformation, and social fragmentation—, France and Europe need to develop their own “grand strategy” and strengthen their “foresight” systems.

Martin Briens is diplomat. 

Thomas Gomart is director of Ifri.

Article publié dans Politique étrangère, Vol. 86, No. 4, Winter 2021 [1].