Moving Targets: Geopolitics in a Warming World

If globalisation once appeared to be moving steadily towards closer cooperation and governance, this trajectory has ground to a halt. Despite shared challenges from environmental upheaval to the pandemic, geopolitical tensions abound as countries increasingly look inwards. World powers of the likes of the United States and China have always struggled over economic and military dominance, but never before has the planet’s climate been so starkly at stake. With much in the balance, how can Greens and progressives pick up the scattered seeds of a more just and sustainable world?

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29.11.2021
Powers at Play

As challenges of interdependence grow and states turn further inwards, green politics can make an essential progressive contribution to the debate on Europe's geopolitical stance.

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29.11.2021
We Need to Talk: Why Change Only Comes Through Communication

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on how environmental disasters, vaccine solidarity, and human rights are at the heart of geopolitics.

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Will Ecology Expand the EU’s Horizons?

With the US flip-flopping on its commitments and China disregarding democratic principles, the EU should seize the leadership opportunity.

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29.11.2021
How We Put Out the Fire

Writer Kim Stanley Robinson explores how science fiction can be a source of inspiration rather than a reason to despair.

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29.11.2021
The Unhealthy Geopolitics of a Sovereign Europe

The post-pandemic rhetoric around a sovereign Europe is at best contradictory and at worst, a prescription to enact exclusionary policy.

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29.11.2021
Forget Geopolitics, Save the Climate

Why climate change is the ultimate international security threat.

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29.11.2021
To Repair its Geopolitics, the West Needs a New Model of Statehood

Natalie Bennett looks at the dark history of the Cold War to argue that it is time for a real rules-based democratic order.

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29.11.2021
Changing Landscapes

Six maps to understand the new global geopolitics.

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29.11.2021
Europe’s Tech Policy Misses a Common Understanding

How technology is influencing Europe's foreign policy development and geopolitical positions.

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29.11.2021
Can Europe Shape its Digital Space?

Why human rights and democracy need to be enshrined in Europe’s digital space.

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29.11.2021
The Long Arm of Transnational Repression in Europe

The practice of targeting “enemy“ citizens abroad is not new, but it is on a rise and undermines fundamental rights.

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29.11.2021
Power and Responsibility: Putting Human Rights at the Centre of EU Foreign Policy

Hannah Neumann on European foreign policy after Afghanistan and the role of values in international diplomacy.

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29.11.2021
The New World Economic Order

Trade wars, sanctions, and tech blockades are signs of a world economy in the grips of tension and transformation. What underlies this change?

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29.11.2021
A Geopolitical Europe Starts with Social Policy

Any attempt at a geopolitical vision for Europe needs to start with social justice and democracy.

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29.11.2021
Europe’s Energy Transition: Ukraine’s Salvation?

Thomas Laffitte looks at the politics of oil and gas, nuclear power and renewables and what they mean for Ukraine and its future.

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29.11.2021
The Limits of Europe’s Corporate-Led Hydrogen Project

Gabriela Cabaña and Mario Diaz look ask who will bear the costs of Europe’s nascent hydrogen economy.

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29.11.2021
Understanding the New Silk Roads of Energy

The new silk roads are critical to China’s independence and growth but it faces many challenges, some of which are of its own making.

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29.11.2021
Climate Leadership Means Building Bridges

For climate negotiations to succeed, building alliances alliances and coalitions across cultural, economic, and geographical divides is crucial.

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29.11.2021
The Road to a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

COPs only get us so far. Peter Newell outlines an alternative approach to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

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29.11.2021
A New Geopolitics for the Anthropocene

Simon Dalby on why achieving security in the age of climate crisis requires unpicking the fossil-fuelled industrial order.

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29.11.2021
Fossilised Politics in the Eastern Mediterranean

A brief exploration of the devastating forest fires in Turkey, the government reaction and its implications for future.

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29.11.2021
Extraction and Energy Transition in Serbia

A short analysis of how geopolitical relations impact Serbian discussions about politics, energy, and the future.

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29.11.2021
Climate Colonialism in Morocco

Florent Marcellesi examines Morocco's colonial attempts to extend its influence into Western Sahara through climate initiatives and investment.

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29.11.2021
Nigeria as a “Climate Hotspot”

Nathan Awuapila outlines the effects and challenges climate change is creating in Nigeria.

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29.11.2021
Brazil’s Battle Lines of Deforestation

Vidal Mota Jr. evaluates the impact of deforestation in Brazil against its international climate obligations.

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