The New Geopolitics: Annual Report 2020

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The consequences of the Trump presidency and the coronavirus pandemic strengthened an increasingly self-confident China but created profound problems for the US and Europe. The liberal democratic values they espoused, and their leading role in international institutions, were challenged. Could the arrival of Joe Biden as US president, and renewed momentum for European integration, restore the self-confidence of the Western democracies? This essay looks at 12 geopolitical trends that will matter for Europe.

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CER Essays: December 2020: Deadly Coronavirus, Domineering China and Divided America: What the New Geopolitics Means for Europe
Ditchley Conference Report: Jan. 2021: COVID-19, the Global Economy and the Return of Power Politics

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