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Are China-France Relations in Trouble?
May 03, 2019

Are China-France Relations in Trouble?

By Eleanor Albert
Even as the two celebrate cultural ties, political and economic tensions remain in the foreground.

Europe: A New Player in the Indo-Pacific
January 19, 2019

Europe: A New Player in the Indo-Pacific

By Eva Pejsova
Can traditional regional powers find a place for a new, “odd” friend?
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
November 09, 2018

New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate

By Sebastien Goulard
On November 4, New Caledonia said “yes” to France, but the island needs to take a long-term view of its regional engagement.

New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
November 06, 2018

New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now

By Grant Wyeth
An interview with Alexandre Dayant on New Caledonia's independence referendum and the future of France in the Pacific.

France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
October 16, 2017

France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Forging closer security ties with France seems to be Australia's best regional hedge against U.S. political instability.

The French Election in the Pacific
May 03, 2017

The French Election in the Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
The outcome of the French presidential election has ramifications for Paris' Pacific territories.

A French Pivot to Asia?
May 01, 2017

A French Pivot to Asia?

By Cleo Paskal
Though perhaps overlooked, France has long been an Asian power and intends to remain so in the 21st century.
France Unveils Its Defense Strategy in the South China Sea and Beyond
September 27, 2016

France Unveils Its Defense Strategy in the South China Sea and Beyond

By Quoc-Thanh Nguyen
France unveils its Asia-Pacific policy in the last French Military Programming Law.

Vietnam: A 'Pivot to Asia' for France?
September 07, 2016

Vietnam: A 'Pivot to Asia' for France?

By Quoc-Thanh Nguyen
What to expect from Francois Hollande's state visit to Vietnam.

France Leads Europe's Changing Approach to Asian Security Issues
June 11, 2016

France Leads Europe's Changing Approach to Asian Security Issues

By Valérie Niquet
The French defense minister's speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue symbolized a new paradigm for the EU.

The Submarine Deal and Australia’s Ties With France
May 04, 2016

The Submarine Deal and Australia’s Ties With France

By Helen Clark
Canberra’s recent decision to buy its subs from France highlights the scope for strategic cooperation.
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