Geopolitics

geopolitics Analysis


Geopolitics is the umbrella under which the IIEA analyses developments in foreign policy, including the EU’s external relations and policy developments. The Geopolitics programme also covers global power dynamics vis-à-vis the United States, Russia and China.

29th September 2020

Towards November and Beyond: The Reshaping of US Politics

In conversation with Dan O’Brien, Edward Luce gives his assessment of the US Presidential Election campaign less than 50 days from polling day.
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29th September 2020

WEBINAR: The State of the European Union 2020

Marking President Ursula von der Leyen’s inaugural State of the Union Address, the IIEA and the European Commission Representation in Ireland hosts a public webinar discussion.
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29th September 2020

WEBINAR: The Crisis in Transatlantic Relations and Other Global Challenges

A discussion with Ambassador Nicholas Burns on the topic of transatlantic relations at a time of unprecedented global challenges.
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29th September 2020

Webinar: The EU Cyber Crisis Cooperation Framework – An ENISA Perspective

In his address to the IIEA, Juhan Lepassaar provides an overview of the EU Cyber Crisis Cooperation, also known as Blueprint and will discuss some of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic which provided an opportunity to test parts of the Blueprint and draw valuable conclusions.
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29th September 2020

WEBINAR: Is Nuclear Disarmament Under Threat?

In her address to the IIEA, Beatrice Fihn discusses the state of nuclear disarmament treaties today, 75 years after the world witnessed the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.
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29th September 2020

WEBINAR: What next for Belarus?

Charles Grant will reflect on the current developments in Belarus following a contested election victory for long-term President Alexander Lukashenko.
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18th September 2020

Strategic cacophony or strategic autonomy? – Reflections on EU Foreign Policy

This blog seeks to evaluate the progress of EU strategic autonomy in the context of how EU Foreign Ministers addressed recent geopolitical crises at the Gymnich meeting in Berlin.
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16th September 2020

The State of the European Union 2020

Marking President Ursula von der Leyen’s inaugural State of the Union Address, the IIEA and the European Commission Representation in Ireland host a public webinar discussion.
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geopolitics Publications

18th June 2020

The Multilateral Order Post-Covid: Expert Voices

The multilateral order as we have known it since the Second World War was already showing strains before the world was afflicted with the coronavirus pandemic. The unprecedented measures taken across the world to deal with the immediate crisis have only highlighted the need for a more thoroughgoing examination of this order. In this IIEA Expert Voices publication, ten foreign policy experts share short perspectives on the question of how COVID-19 pandemic will impact different aspects of the rules-based multilateral order.
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28th April 2020

Military Cooperation in a time of COVID-19

The first part of the paper is an analysis of the patterns of military cooperation in Europe, reflecting variations in the security and defence policies of European states. It examines the different composition and roles of the European Union and NATO, as well as the more recent European Intervention Initiative. European governments at present show little appetite to bear the material or political costs of creating a single “European Army”. The second part of the paper examines the initial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on this policy area, and argues that future patterns of cooperation will depend on how the pandemic affects the evolution of immediate threats in the European region, changes in military technology, and geopolitical rivalry in the multipolar world order.
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3rd March 2020

The Rules-Based Multilateral Order: A Rethink is Needed

The rules-based multilateral order with which we are familiar is essentially a Western one, which has been added to and amended since the end of World War II. The last 75 years, technological development, especially in transport and telecommunications, has made the world an ever more single space. As well, the dynamics of world organisation have changed with the emergence of more than one hundred new states, the inexorable rise of China and the increasing impact of civil society and of corporations on world affairs. New challenges, climatic, social and technological, have arisen. The established system needs to be rethought. The author, Pádraig Murphy, is the Chair of the IIEA Foreign Policy Group and a member of the IIEA Germany Group. During a distinguished career in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pádraig Murphy served as Ambassador in Germany, the USSR, Japan and Spain among other countries, and also served as Political Director of the Department.
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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.  
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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.
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geopolitics Past Events

11th September 2020

WEBINAR: Post- Covid-19 and the Future of Development

In his address to the IIEA, Achim Steiner outlines the need to address the pre-existing socio-economic vulnerabilities that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and to invest in key sectors if countries are to build a more resilient future.
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11th September 2020

America and The Post-Pandemic World

A discussion with Ambassador Bill Burns on the topic of America’s role in a post-pandemic world.
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11th September 2020

Ireland’s Election to the UN Security Council

A webinar presentation by Ambassador Geraldine Nolan, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN Security Council.
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2nd July 2020

WEBINAR: China’s Global Posture and its Evolution

A webinar presentation by Lord Chris Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University and former Governor of Hong Kong.
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6th February 2020

The Russia Trap: How the US-Russia Shadow War Could Spiral Into Catastrophe (and How to Stop It).

George Beebe, former Director of the CIA’s Russia analysis, presents his new book, The Russia Trap: How the US-Russia Shadow War Could Spiral Into Catastrophe (and How to Stop It).
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