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Energy is a potent currency in geopolitical relations. For an example, look no further than Europe, where France and Russia have been engaged in an unspoken struggle for primacy in the nuclear power industry. At first France took the lead, as Areva looked like a global champion that could potentially free Europe from its dependence on carbon-emitting fuels – espec...
Dr. Emmanuel Martin
Among the legacies of the 2008-2009 financial crisis is the ‘return of the state’ – a resurrected school of thought, or rather intellectual creed, that more direct government involvement in the economy is needed to salvage capitalism.
By 2009, John Maynard Keynes, the celebrated British economist whose concepts informed ...
China’s interest in closer relations with France presents an impressive array of opportunities and risks. Economically, China’s hunger for technology and resources and France’s need for cash and markets make for a good fit between the partners. Yet Paris must weigh the benefits of Realpolitik against the dangers of strengthening a global competitor who may be seeki...