We need an industrial strategy

  Twenty years ago, the Chinese still admired French industry. They envied us for our 4 A's. Alstom, Alcatel, Airbus, Areva. Today, they only envy us one A. It's Airbus, from which they're trying to extract technological secrets by any means possible. Only a generation ago, Alcatel was the world's most successful telecommunications company. It … Lire la suite de We need an industrial strategy

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The four winners of the Osaka G-20

    Created by Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin in 1999 to bring together finance ministers from the world's top 20 economies, expanded by President Sarkozy in 2008 to include heads of state and government, the G-20 is a useful institution. It is an instrument that can help to heal or even anticipate global financial … Lire la suite de The four winners of the Osaka G-20

Does the West wish to offer up Russia to the Chinese?

On June 6th 2019, celebrating the 74th anniversary of their landing in Normandy, the Great Western Allied Powers had invited Germany to the festivities. But no invitation had been sent to Moscow. Yet it was the Russian army that destroyed 80% of Hitler's divisions during the Second World War (with the support of Western equipment … Lire la suite de Does the West wish to offer up Russia to the Chinese?

Environment and immigration: the EU’s two challenges

Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as "the government of the people, by the people, for the people." As the European Union (EU) brings together different peoples, European democracy - as it was created in September 1976 via the Brussels Treaty that established the election of the European Parliament by universal suffrage - should logically be understood … Lire la suite de Environment and immigration: the EU’s two challenges

China will never dominate Asia

Will 21st century China some day dominate Asia? Will it succeed in building its neighbourhood that which the United States, guided by the Monroe doctrine, built in the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? My betting is - No. There are ideological, geopolitical and economic factors that will prevent China from subjugating its Asian neighbours. Ideologically, China … Lire la suite de China will never dominate Asia