Geopolitics used to focus on states engaging in the ‘high politics’ of power and security. While these are still pressing issues, a new form of geopolitics is now emerging. A key aspect of this ‘new geopolitics’ is the challenge of globalisation and global governance, in an environment in which the tension between national interests and the provision of global public goods has increased, and where the US is acting more as a challenger than as the traditional “anchor” of the multilateral system. This session will discuss how the EU should navigate this geopolitical environment, in a web of retreating and emerging powers, as it engages in a complex interdependence with a belligerent partner in the East and faces uncertainty in the Mediterranean.
The panel will be moderated by a high-level international journalist.