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Is France Capable of Being an Indo-Pacific Power?
December 24, 2020

Is France Capable of Being an Indo-Pacific Power?

By Kim Beng Phar and Clementine Bizot 
France is rarely mentioned as an important actor in the Indo-Pacific, but its vast EEZ in the region underpins its interests.

India and France Partner for Expedition to Venus
October 08, 2020

India and France Partner for Expedition to Venus

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India has long valued France's partnership on issues ranging from defense and space exploration to civil nuclear power generation.
New Caledonia Again Ponders Independence From France
September 30, 2020

New Caledonia Again Ponders Independence From France

By Joshua Mcdonald
A second independence referendum, of a possible three, is scheduled for October 4.

Rise of the Minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia Trilateral
September 17, 2020

Rise of the Minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia Trilateral

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The India-France-Australia trilateral is only the latest of the many minilaterals that are taking shape in the Indo-Pacific region.

France’s Innovative Maritime Security Engagement in the Indo-Pacific
April 03, 2020

France’s Innovative Maritime Security Engagement in the Indo-Pacific

By Nicolas Regaud
With a wide range of activities and capabilities, France is making contributions to maritime security throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

Expanding the France-Vietnam Relationship
April 05, 2018

Expanding the France-Vietnam Relationship

By Quoc-Thanh Nguyen
With increasing economic and cultural ties, French soft power is expanding in Vietnam.

The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
February 23, 2018

The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’

By Stephen M. Bland
New rounds of litigation add to the opaque case of fugitive ex-Kazakh minister Mukhtar Ablyazov.
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.

Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation
February 06, 2017

Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation

By Céline Pajon
Despite being geographically distant, France and Japan share a number of converging interests.

France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
December 11, 2016

France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order

By Paolo Sorbello
Mukhtar Ablyazov, a staunch opponent of Kazakhstan's president, walks free after three years in a French prison.

What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016

What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition

By Catherine Putz
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
May 06, 2016

Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending

By Greg Austin
How grounded in strategic reality is the Australian government's decision to purchase 12 new submarines?

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