ISP Working Paper | Great Power Conflicts and the Global Economy

The economic impact of COVID-19-pandemic is serious. Nearly every major power has suffered a massive drop in gross domestic product. Overnight, all economic vulnerabilities of the most powerful states in the world were exposed. The election of Donald Trump marked the beginning of the trend aimed at reassessing the economic vulnerability of one’s own state […]

ISP Working Paper | Europe’s Role in the Corona and Post-Corona World

In order to understand how global political conflicts and social peace will look after the corona era, it is necessary to analyze how they are developing during the crisis itself. This working paper makes the argument that the existing tendencies will accelerate and endure after the crisis. The following four factors will be discussed here: […]

ISP Working Paper | The Future of the European Union in a Post-Pandemic World

In recent years the identity of the European Union has come to be inextricably linked with the logic of crisis. As opposed to other polities around the globe, the EU does not just face recurring crises but seems to exist in the very element of crisis. In a way, it welcomes crises. It has turned […]

ISP Working Paper | How COVID-19 Will Reinforce Trends Shaping the International Order

In just a few months, COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. The pandemic has claimed over 100,000 lives and untold economic damage. It is also affecting relations between states, in many cases, for the worse. These momentous events have led many to wonder what the pandemic means for the future of the international order. […]

ISP Working Paper | The Long March: Geopolitical Aspect of Transition to a New Global Order

In the past century, world order changes reflected the results of two world wars and the Cold War. The latter ushered in a period of Pax Americana – an unprecedented short era of one country’s – the United States of America’s – global dominance. This period featured a surge in globalization – a process of […]

ISP Working Paper | Indien im Spannungsfeld von (Neo)Realismus, Interdependenz und Chinas Belt and Road Initiative

Mit der Rückkehr der Volksrepublik China als eurasischer Macht auf die weltpolitische Bühne nach 100 Jahren der Depression und einer damit einhergehenden offensichtlichen Verlagerung des globalen geopolitischen Fokus vom atlantischen in den indopazifischen Raum, werden die Karten im Spiel um die globale machtpolitische Führung neu gemischt. Die durchaus stabile bipolare Ordnung des 20. Jahrhunderts ist […]

How to Build a (Slightly) Better World after the Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated the distance between the type of world order Americans and people around the globe might like to attain and the type of world order that they actually have. This is a common feature of great global crises—they illuminate the gap between what is desirable and what actually exists. The current […]

The EU and the Eurasian Economic Union: Dealing with a Common Chinese Challenge

In 2015 the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) became the latest version of integration in the post-soviet space, bringing together Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan in a Union, taking the European Union as its model. However, five years later the EAEU is still suffering from a number of structural weaknesses, which have restrained the organisation […]

Understanding a New Era in Russia-China Relations

Since mid–late 1990s for several decades Russia-China relations were largely seen in the West as either a tactical move by Moscow and Beijing in the hope of strengthening their positions in dialogue with the US or as an “axis of convenience”, lacking solid basis, especially in economic dimension. Western experts usually assert that sooner or […]

Chinas Belt and Road Initiative – Europas geopolitische Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts

„Wir wollen die Seidenstraßeninitiative vorantreiben, so dass die Menschen auf der ganzen Welt davon profitieren […]. Wir wollen eine Straße des Friedens schaffen.“ So die Botschaft von Chinas Präsidenten Xi Jinping in seiner Eröffnungsrede anlässlich des „One Belt, One Road Gipfels“ am 14. Mai 2017 in Peking an anwesenden Vertreter aus 110 Ländern, darunter 28 […]

Armenia–China: Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefits

Armenia and China are both among the ancient civilizations of human history. They share millennia of mutual contacts via the ancient Silk Road. However, history is not the only thing which unites the two nations. Both Armenians and Chinese put enormous emphasis on protecting their national identities and traditions. Of course, it does not mean […]

Russia Is Ours

Anton Shekhovtsov, Expert, European Platform for Democratic Elections; Associate Research Fellow, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (Ukraine)   In his manifesto published in the beginning of March 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron called for a renewal of the project of a united Europe based on the ideas of freedom, protection of the continent, and progress.[1] Speaking […]

The Return of the Authoritarian International

The relationship between Russia and China is the most important example of the phenomenon that can be described as increasing alignment between America’s key strategic challengers. The United States and its allies in Europe and elsewhere face the difficult task of protecting a global order that is being tested in multiple regions at once, and […]

Die strategische Trojka: USA, China und Russland im Jahr 2018

Aus dem Englischen von Alexander Dubowy Die Beziehungen zwischen USA, China und Russland, als den drei führenden Militärmächten der Welt, werden 2018 von zunehmender Komplexität gekennzeichnet sein. Dies ist insbesondere aufgrund der wachsenden Entfremdung zwischen den USA und Russland, der starke militärische Komponente aufweisenden chinesisch-russischen „Entente“ sowie einer auf zahlreichen Ebenen kompetitiver werdenden Beziehung zwischen […]