St. Petersburg Summit Sees G-20 Split over Syria

Discord and disunity were the orders of the day in St. Petersburg, as the 2013 G-20 summit came and went, with Syria sharply dividing the economic group’s members. French President François Hollande insisted afterwards that the meeting had been a productive one. But Hollande’s optimism could not conceal the summit’s icy environment—particularly between the United […]

G20 Summit in Moscow: Consequences of Austerity, Currency Wars, and Taxes

The G20 summit in Moscow February 15 and 16 brought the world’s leading developed nations together to refine targets and plans they made last summer and bring some new economic issues to the table.  The G20 consists of 19 countries plus the European Union, representing about 90% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), about […]

A Look at the Future of Franco-Chinese Relations

On September 24, Ayrault went to the Chinese embassy in France to honor the Chinese National Holiday. The 2008 diplomatic crisis between Nicolas Sarkozy and Chinese President Hu Jintao, as well as the confrontational past of the Ayrault’s claims concerning Tibet, and Hollande’s declarations concerning China, all seem to have been forgotten. Turning over a […]