Writing articles is time consuming, but it is worth it. Although I am not an academic research fellow anymore, I try to keep writing some articles from time to time, to communicate about international affairs to various audiences.

I have been writing several articles for the French Geopolitical journal “Outre-Terre” for some years. 


  1. Goulard, Sebastien (2021), “The RCEP and the European Union’s commercial strategy in Asia”, Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 6 No 3, pp.369-376, accessed at https://c-cluster-110.uploads.documents.cimpress.io/v1/uploads/1d9804a9-8857-43ee-837e-f7dd67ad188b~110/original?tenant=vbu-digital.
  2. Goulard, Sebastien (2020), “A New Silk road in the Pacific?”, Outre-Terre, The Pacific in the ‘Asian Century’, Vol. 58-59, no. 1-2, pp. 183-197.
  3. Goulard, Sebastien (2020), “The Impact of the US–China Trade War on the European Union”, Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, January, accessed at https://doi.org/10.1177/0974910119896642.
  4. Goulard, Sébastien (2019), “Face aux nouvelles routes de la Soie” (Facing the new silk roads), Le Grand Continent, April 26, accessed at https://legrandcontinent.eu/fr/2019/04/26/leurope-face-a-la-bri-entre-cooperation-et-resistance/.
  5. Goulard, Sébastien (2018), “L’Inde et l’OTAN: quel partenariat?” (India and NATO, what partnership?), Outre-terre, Nouvelle Delhi?, Vol. 54-55, December, pp. 318-329.
  6. Goulard, Sébastien (2018),  “L’Inde face aux nouvelles routes de la Soie” (India and the new Silk roads), Outre-terre, Nouvelle Delhi?, Vol. 54-55, December, pp. 289-305.
  7. Goulard, Sébastien (2017), “L’Europe nouvelle destination des migrants du Bangladesh” (Europe, a new destination for migrants from Bangladesh), Outre-Terre, Vol.52, no.3, pp. 197-208, accessed at https://www.cairn.info/revue-outre-terre-2017-3-p-197.htm.
  8. Goulard, Sébastien (2017), “Les routes de la Soie, un projet pour le monde”  (The new Silk roads, a project for the world), Outre-Terre, Vol.50, no.1, pp. 349-368, accessed at http://www.cairn.info/revue-outre-terre-2017-1-page-349.htm.
  9. Goulard Sebastien (2016), “Brexit: La Chine entre opportunités et incertitudes” (Brexit: China between opportunities and uncertainties), Outre-Terre, Vol.49, no.4, pp. 399-415, accessed at http://www.cairn.info/revue-outre-terre-2016-4-page-399.htm.
  10. Goulard, Sebastien (2016), “Casinos in Asia: Legalizing Gambling in the Chinese Province of Hainan, the Ideological Obstacle”, The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, Vol.10, no.1, pp.1-13, accessed at   http://ubplj.org/index.php/jgbe/article/view/826.
  11. Goulard, Sebastien (2016), “Les réactions sociales face aux défis environnementaux en Chine” (Social reactions to environmental challenges in China), Géoconfluences, February 14, accessed at http://geoconfluences.ens-lyon.fr/informations-scientifiques/dossiers-regionaux/la-chine/articles-scientifiques/defis-environnementaux.
  12. Goulard, Sebastien (2011), “The Challenges of Tourism Diversification, the Role of Local Governments: the Case of the Chinese Province of Hainan”, International Journal of Culture and Tourism Research, 4(1), December, pp.61-72.

Book chapters

  1. Goulard, S. (2022), “Guerre  russo-ukrainienne : la Russie, l’ami encombrant de Beijing ?” (Russo-Ukrainian war: Russia, Beijing’s cumbersome friend?) in Michel Korinman (ed.), Le nouveau rideau de fer (The new iron curtain), Paris: David Reinharc Éditions.
  2. Goulard S. (2021), ‘Europe and the US-China Confrontation in the Indo-Pacific’, in Jaiswal P., Bhatt D.P. (eds), Rebalancing Asia, Singapore: Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3757-5_6.
  3. Ai, Chi-Han, M. Elosua and S. Goulard (2015), ‘Snail without a shell: migrant workers’ difficult path toward urban housing’, in François Gipouloux (ed.),  China’s urban century governance, environment and socio-economic imperatives,  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Book reviews

  1. Book review (in English) of “Griffiths, R. and A. Hughes (eds.) (2021): In the way of the Road: The Ecological Consequences of Infrastructure Leiden: ‎IIAS”, in OBOReurope, 10 July 2021, accessed at https://www.oboreurope.com/en/griffiths-hughes/.
  2. Book review (in English) of “Barnier, Michel (2021). La grande illusion: journal secret du Brexit (2016-2020) (The Great Illusion: Secret Journal of Brexit), Paris: Gallimard”, in PARC, July 2021, accessed at https://www.parcthinktank.org/en/book-reviews/the-great-illusion-secret-journal-of-brexit-2016-2020.html.
  3. Book review (in English) of “Ye, M. (2020). The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China: 1998-2018, Cambridge University Press”, in OBOReurope, 29 April 2021,accessed at https://www.oboreurope.com/en/ye-min-book-review-belt-road-beyond/.
  4. Book review (in English) of “Kashmeri, Sarwar, A. (2019), China’s Grand Strategy ; Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy, Santa Barbara, Ca : Praeger”, in OBOReurope, 19 July 2019, accessed at https://www.oboreurope.com/en/china-grand-strategy-kashmeri/.
  5. Book review (in French) of “O’Donnell, Mary Ann et al. (ed.) (2017), Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City, Chicago: Chicago University Press” in Carnets du Centre Chine, 19 April 2017, accessed at http://cecmc.hypotheses.org/34425.
  6. Book review (in French) of “Rithmire, Meg (2015), Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism: The Politics of Property Rights under Reform. New York: Cambridge University Press” in Le Monde Diplomatique, February 2016, p.24, accessed at https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2016/02/GOULARD/54720.

Conference proceedings

  1. Goulard, Sebastien (2013), “La province de Hainan, les politiques environnementales comme facteur d’intégration et leur contrôle par le Centre” (The province of Hainan, environmental policies as a factor in integration and their control by Central authorities), in Philippe Josserand and Françoise Le Jeune (eds.), La Marge, Paris: L’Harmattan, pp. 147-58.
  2. Goulard Sebastien (2012), “Mediterranean islands and the challenge of innovation: learning from the case of the Chinese province of Hainan”, ICHSS 2012, Tirana, Books of Proceedings, Vol. 5, pp.129-34, accessed at https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01111831/document.

Working papers

  1. Elosua, M., Gipouloux, F., Goulard, S., Li, S. & Ni, P. (2013), “Urbanisation in China: The impact of the tax-sharing system and the definitions of new strategies”, UrbaChina working paper, no.1, November, Paris: CNRS, accessed at https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00903218v2/document.

Non academic articles

  1. Goulard, Sebastien (2023), “Italy’s Departure From the Belt and Road Initiative: Deception and New Strategy”, The Geopolitics, August 19, accessed at https://thegeopolitics.com/italys-departure-from-the-belt-and-road-initiative-deception-and-new-strategy/.
  2. Goulard, Sebastien (2021), “Does the Belt and Road Have a Future in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?”, The Diplomat, August 21, accessed at https://thediplomat.com/2021/08/does-the-belt-and-road-have-a-future-in-taliban-ruled-afghanistan/.
  3. Goulard, Sebastien (2020), “Belt Road Initiative projects and tenders opening the BRI to non Chinesecompanies”, Geopolitics.ro, August 14, accessed at http://english.geopolitics.ro/belt-road-initiative-projects-and-tenders-opening-the-bri-to-non-chinese-companies/.
  4. Goulard, Sebastien (2020), “Armenian Virtual Bridge a gateway to Silicon Valley and beyond”, Caucasia Asia Center, March 29, accssed at https://medium.com/caucasus-asia-center/armenian-virtual-bridge-a-gateway-to-silicon-valley-and-beyond-4f28c0c4e5dd
  5. Goulard,Sebastien (2019), “Italy on the New Silk Roads Beyond the Announcement”, The Geopolitics, March 20, accessed at https://thegeopolitics.com/italy-on-the-new-silk-roads-beyond-the-announcement/.
  6. Goulard, Sebastien (2018), “New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate”, The Diplomat,  November 9, accessed https://thediplomat.com/2018/11/new-caledonia-moving-beyond-the-independence-debate/.
  7. Goulard, Sébastien (2018), “La Chine, déjà vainqueur de la guerre commerciale sino-américaine” (China has already won the US-China trade war)”, Asie Pacifique News, July 9, accessed at https://asiepacifique.fr/guerre-commerciale-chine-etatsunis-usa-sebastien-goulard/.
  8. Goulard, Sébastien (2018), “Chine – France : le président Macron un interlocuteur privilégié sur les nouvelles routes de la Soie” (China-France: President Macron a privileged interlocutor on the new Silk Roads), Asie Pacifique News, February 28, accessed at https://asiepacifique.fr/chine-france-le-president-macron-nouvelles-routes-de-la-soie-obor/.
  9. Goulard, Sebastien (2018), “France and China’s Green Silk Roads”, The Diplomat, January 13, accessed at https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/france-and-chinas-green-silk-roads/.
  10. Goulard, Sébasten (2017), “Les nouvelles stratégies commerciales de la Chine” (China’s new trade strategies), ISEMAR Briefing note no.195, December, accessed at https://www.isemar.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/note-de-synthèse-195-Les-nouvelles-stratégies-commerciales-de-la-Chine.pdf.
  11. Goulard, Sebastien (2017), “French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads”, The Diplomat, September 7, accessed at http://thediplomat.com/2017/09/french-polynesia-at-the-chinese-crossroads/.
  12. Goulard, Sebastien (2017), “France, Italy, and China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative”, The Diplomat, March 6, accessed at http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/france-italy-and-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative/.
  13. Goulard, Sebastien (2016), “France’s Presidential Elections: The Need for a China Agenda”, The Diplomat, December 3, accessed at http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/frances-presidential-elections-the-need-for-a-china-agenda/.
  14. Goulard, Sébastien (2016), “Hainan, espace touristique et stratégique” (Hainan, a strategic and tourist region), in Sébastien Colin (ed.), “La Chine puissance maritime”, Mappe, March, Paris, éditions Ateliers Henry Dougier.