geopolitics Analysis

25th September 2019

Solar Geoengineering: Public Policy and Geopolitical Considerations

Professor Keith examines the public policy and geopolitical implications of solar geoengineering as a method of combating climate change.
1min 305
18th September 2019

The Colombian ‘Peace with Legality’ Policy; and Regional and Global Challenges

Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo will discuss the ‘Peace and Legality’ policy in Colombia. He will also discuss regional and global challenges, such as the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
1min 327
2nd July 2019

The European Union and Central Asia: A New Partnership in Action

Ambassador Peter Burian outlines the EU vision in the new Strategy for Central Asia of building a modern, non-exclusive partnership to secure a more resilient, prosperous, rules-based economic and political space
1min 875
7th June 2019

The World According to Xi Jinping

This talk seeks to describe the key aspects of Xi’s vision for the coming decades, and how China might be expected to interact with Europe and other great powers.
1min 1226
6th June 2019

Disappearing Diaspora: US-Ireland Relations in a Time of Change

In her presentation to the IIEA, Trina Vargo suggests ways that bilateral relations can be bolstered and warn that traditional means of influencing US decision-makers are becoming less effective
1min 1148
28th May 2019

International Law Under Stress: A View from the United States

Professor Koh offers a compelling new strategy for how to defend democracy, human rights and the rule of law at a time when authoritarian regimes around the world are on the rise. Professor Koh discusses the US President’s attempts to trump the international legal process across a range of issues
1min 1195
15th May 2019

The “Specific Character” of Ireland’s Security and Defence Policy: Reflections on Neutrality

This paper for the IIEA, Patrick Keatinge, Co-Chair of the IIEA’s Security and Defence Group and Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, examines how Ireland’s Security and Defence Policy has evolved; how it is reflected in Ireland’s response to the main security challenges; and how it is understood in public debate today.
1min 1279
10th May 2019

The Colombian Peace Process: An International Perspective

A panel discussion with H.E. Sergio Jaramillo Caro, former High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia and Eamon Gilmore, former EU Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia.
1min 934

geopolitics Publications

5th April 2019

Ireland and the Changing Global Foreign Direct Investment Landscape

In this paper for the IIEA, Frank Barry discusses five major developments in the external FDI landscape with a focus on their implications for the Irish economy. 
23rd February 2017

US Border Adjustment Proposal – A Radical Departure?

This briefing examines the tax reform proposals made by Republican Party leaders in the United States and, in particular, the border adjustment measures advocated by Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, and Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee. If enacted, border adjustment would represent a radical change to the US corporate tax system. The briefing analyses the arguments for and against the proposed border adjustment measures, which have divided corporate America and led to concern among leading US trade partners. Its publication comes ahead of an expected announcement from the White House regarding President Trump’s plan for tax reform.
16th January 2017

Finding Our Bearings: European Security Challenges in the Era of Trump and Brexit

The conventional view of Europe as a zone of peace, already shaken by Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, was further challenged by two generally unanticipated events in 2016: the referendum in the United Kingdom on 23 June to withdraw from the European Union and the election on 8 November of Donald Trump as President of the United States. This paper attempts to discern the direction of international security policy in 2017 and to set out the challenges for European security, and their implications for Ireland.
11th January 2017

Celebrating 60 Years Japan – Ireland Diplomatic Relations

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. This IIEA report, commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, examines relations between Ireland and Japan across politics, economics, trade and investment, tourism, education and culture. It outlines the many positive aspects of the Ireland-Japan relationship and identifies steps that could be taken to further strengthen ties between the two nations in the years ahead.
16th August 2016

China’s Market Economy Status: A Political Issue

China’s Market Economy Status: A Political IssueThe European Union is currently under pressure to decide as whether to grant Market Economy Status (MES) to China, when certain provisions in its World Trade Organisation Accession Protocol lapse on 11 December 2016. Although China’s quest for market economy status is presented as a technical issue, a lack of clarity in the legal text has left the issue open to both interpretation and politicisation. As the deadline for a decision approaches, this paper analyses the political dimension of the options facing the EU, and their implications for Europe and EU-China relations.

geopolitics Past Events

12th April 2019

Security Cooperation in Northern Europe

Ireland has substantially contributed to international security within the UN, EU and NATO Partnership for Peace. Geopolitical changes in the Northern region have considerable implications for Ireland, Finland, Norway and Sweden
10th April 2019

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Trump

Constanze Stelzenmüller analyses developments in German-US relations.
8th April 2019

Russia and Europe: Redefining the Relationship

In his address to the IIEA, Dmitri Trenin considers the future foundation of Moscow’s relations with Europe
12th March 2019

Ireland’s Role in Peacekeeping

In his address to the IIEA, Major General Beary discusses Ireland’s significant contribution to regional stability and peace in light of its 60-year record of UN peacekeeping service.
7th March 2019

The State of the World

In her major keynote address to the Institute, Samantha Power, former US Permanent Representative to the UN and leading US foreign policy scholar, discusses the current ‘State of the World.’