The summit of democracies, a balancing act for Washington

US President Joe Biden during a virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington on November 15, 2021. SUSAN WALSH / AP In his foreign policy, Joe Biden tries to draw a big picture: the struggle of democracies against the camp of authoritarian regimes, led by China. Fatally, this logic … Read more

China, Russia not invited to US democracy summit

Joe Biden, November 23, 2021, in Washington. ALEX WONG / AFP Yes to Taiwan, no to China, Russia and Turkey. Joe Biden invited some 110 countries and territories to his virtual summit for democracy in December, and the choice of those absent is as much talked about as the present. Among the guests, whose list … Read more

The virtual summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping has not settled their disputes

Joe Biden waves his hand during a virtual summit with Xi Jinping at the White House in Washington on November 15, 2021. SUSAN WALSH / AP Joe Biden and Xi Jinping spoke at length, during the night of Monday to Tuesday, November 16, during a highly anticipated virtual summit, without settling any of their disputes, … Read more

Before the summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping, tense discussions on Taiwan independence

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. POOL NEW / REUTERS The planned summit between China and the United States has not started but hostilities have already started. Beijing and Washington exchanged stern warnings about Taiwan on Saturday, November 13, … Read more

Cop26, time to take stock: is the Glasgow summit really failing?

from Sara Gandolfi Overwhelmed by the wave of protesters, President Alok Sharma admitted: “I understand their frustration” FROM OUR MAILGLASGOW – Time of balance sheets at the beginning of the second week of COP26. Overwhelmed bywave of protesters, President Alok Sharma admitted: “I understand their frustration.” All is not lost, however. Because there are always … Read more

Climate summit: time to take stock, six years after the Paris agreement

After Paris, we can bet that Glasgow will remain in people’s minds. The 26e United Nations climate conference (COP26), organized from October 31 to November 12, in the Scottish city, bears a heavy responsibility: considerably accelerate the fight against climate change to avoid its worst effects, already perceptible all over the globe. To prove, too, … Read more

At the G20 summit, the risk of a North-South antagonism which foreshadows the COP26

The Heads of State and Government of the Group of Twenty (G20), in Rome, October 30, 2021. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH / AP It was a risk before the summit of the Group of Twenty (G20), which met on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October in Rome. It could remain so during the 26e Conference of the … Read more