geopolitics Analysis

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
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10th April 2019

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Trump

Constanze Stelzenmüller analyses developments in German-US relations.
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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
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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.
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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.’
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5th March 2019

Russia, China and World Order

Dr Bobo Lo addresses the perceived threat that China and Russia pose to the world order, addressing the individual agendas and priorities of the two states.
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18th February 2019

Between Brussels and Moscow: A Tale of Two Unions

Dr Jeffrey Mankoff discusses the relationship between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union, during a time of international political and economic change.
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8th February 2019

Russia and the West: Moving Beyond the Hybrid War Illusion

Professor Mark Galeotti challenges the prevailing view of Russia’s hybrid war on the West, drawing on his analysis of the ‘late Putin’ regime and the Russian approach to security and intelligence
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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 Issue The 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

23rd January 2019

The liberal order is rigged

Professor Jeff D. Colgan discussrd the decline of the current liberal order and analyse the options available for cooperation between states in the post-cold war order.
15th January 2019

What does China want? China, Europe and Global Ambitions

Professor Rana Mitter outlined the emergence of China as an important geopolitical actor; how Chinese engagement with Europe might look post-Brexit; and how Europe might respond.
23rd November 2018

Small States, Big Ideas

Rt Hon Winston Peters discussed areas of common interest between New Zealand and Ireland and considered pathways available to small states navigating a global order under stress.
14th November 2018

The Future of EU Foreign Policy

Stefan Lehne gave a critical analysis of the foreign policy instruments of the EU established in the Lisbon Treaty and their efficacy in the current international climate.
13th November 2018

A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs launched his new book, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism.