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    The North Korean nuclear crisis, a European perspective

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    Date(s) - 18/09/2017
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


    Delegation of the European Union


    Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, No. 15, Beijing, China




    www.eu-in-china.com or http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/china/index_en.htm

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    Between the commitment to counter proliferation – in North Korea and also from North Korea – and its conflict avoidance philosophy, the European Union and its member states have a hard path to navigate. Two UNSC members, quasi-general diplomatic relations with the DPRK, the past experiences of contributing (separately) to KEDO and to humanitarian aid, should provide a legitimacy for Europeans to contribute to the resolution of the issue. Yet Europeans have few hard assets, our speaker argues, and the only way to avoid a conflict is to persuade China to leave its ambiguity behind. Containing an American temptation to cut the Gordian knot has a price for China, and Europeans, we will hear in this presentation, should not misrepresent their core interests and views on the consequences of North Korean actions.


    François Godement is the director of ECFR’s Asia & China programme and a senior policy fellow at ECFR. He is also a non-resident senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an outside consultant for the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A long-time professor at France’s National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations, he created Asia Centre IFRI at the Paris-based Institut Français des Relations Internationales (1985-2005). In 2005 he founded Asia Centre as an independent centre for research on Asian issues as they intersect global debates. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Harvard University. In 1995 he co-founded the European committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP), which he co-chaired until 2008. He has also been a member of the advisory board for the Europe China Academic Network (ECAN). He is the editor of China Analysis, a quarterly analytical survey of Chinese news and debate published by Asia Centre and ECFR.

    DATE: Sept 18, 5:30-7pm

    VENUE: The Delegation of the European Union, 15 Dongzhimenwai Dajie

    ENTRANCE: FCCC Members free, non-members 100RMB, with passport/ID



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