Cleo Paskal: France dives back into the Pacific
For some time now, France has been more and more active on the chessboard of the Pacific Ocean, thanks to its island territories of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna. In World Today, 2015 Foundation visiting fellow Cleo Paskal explains the reasons for the renewed interest and what it means to other stakeholders in the region such as China, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Ms. Cléo Paskal's expertise lies in the bridging of global issues along geopolitical, geoeconomic and geophysical lines, particularly with regards to global environmental change and security.
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An expert in international business, former politician and Federal Minister (Foreign Affairs, International Trade), he has led a distinguished career with success in both the public and private sectors, especially in matters of international economic