China

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François Godement
IIEA28th July 20171min

In his address to the IIEA, Professor Godement discussed the re-emergence of China, and its increasingly prominent role on the global stage. He examined what he sees as China's interest-driven view of the global order, and explored the implications of this trend for the European Union, particularly in light of the “America First” policy position of President Trump and his administration.

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Thomas Wright
IIEA25th July 20171min

In his keynote address, Mr Wright drew on his new book, entitled All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power, in which he claims that great power competition has returned following two decades of unprecedented cooperation between the major global players. He argued that the great powers all seek to avoid a major war with each other but will compete with all measures short of that, including cyber war, economic war, proxy war, and coercive diplomacy.

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IIEA11th January 20171min

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan, hosted an official ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Iveagh House to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan in 2017. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Fumio Kishida attended the event as guest of honour.

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IIEA23rd November 20161min

Between 24th October and 26th October 2016, Mr Ruairí Quinn, on behalf of the IIEA, addressed the Symposium on China Studies 2016, organised by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Mr Quinn gave an opening address to the Symposium on behalf of the foreign participants present, while in a second address Mr Quinn spoke on the “One Belt, One Road” initiative and its consequences for Europe, Ireland and the wider world.