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.

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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18th June 2020

The Multilateral Order Post-Covid: Expert Voices

IIEA Expert Voices brings together expert insights from around the world to provide concise, digestible answers to key questions in EU and global politics.
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12th May 2020

Dr David Nabarro: The Global Implications of Covid-19: A World Health Perspective

On 27 April 2020, David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the WHO Director-General for COVID-19, gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises the key points of this address and provides an overview of the steps taken by the WHO in response to the outbreak, how governments are responding to the crisis and what can be done to help the developing world.
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2nd 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.New challenges, climatic, social and technological, have arisen. The established system needs to be rethought.
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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).
1min 0
27th January 2020

Protecting the Rules-based Regional Order in the Indo-Pacific: What Role for Japan?

Ryosuke Hanada examines the role for Japan in protecting the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region.
1min 0
16th January 2020

Global Terrorism Index: Trends in 2019

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) presents its Global Terrorism Index 2019 and outline key trends.
2min 0
8th January 2020

German Perspective on the Future of European Defence Cooperation

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence of Germany, Dr Peter Tauber, discusses the future of European Security and Defence policy from the German perspective.
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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 December 2019

Russia and China: a fleeting friendship or strategic embrace?

Russia-China cooperation is at its closest in decades. Moscow relishes the opportunities this presents, but will this friendship be in Russia’s best interests in the long-term?
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9th December 2019

“Disruptive Diplomacy” – The Macron Approach

In his keynote address, Victor Mallet argues that Macron’s “disruptive diplomacy” is more deliberate and considered than his critics acknowledge. The question is to what extent he will succeed.
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29th November 2019

Contemporary Challenges and the Future of Peace Operations

Jean-Pierre Lacroix discusses modern-day peacekeeping operations and how they address the challenges we face today.
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28th November 2019

The OSCE and Europe’s New Threat Landscape

In his keynote address, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger highlights some of the key security challenges facing Europe today, including both traditional threats and transnational and global challenges.
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30th October 2019

A Future EU-China Partnership: France’s Perspective

In her keynote address, Dr de Vergeron discusses France’s strategy towards China and its commitment to renew the EU-China partnership and position Europe as a balancing pole of global power.
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