Geopolitics Now

Twenty years into the 21st century, the contours of a new global order have emerged.

Twenty years into the 21st century, the contours of a new global order have emerged. The geopolitics of this new era are defined less and less by global institutions, strong alliances, and expanding democracy, and more and more by ascendant nationalism, dwindling diplomacy, and the reemergence of strongmen leadership. As the world reorients around a rising China, the West must contend with a set of competing values which will drive a rebalancing of our global politics. Meanwhile, many of the most vexing challenges that will define our era — the climate crisis, the emergence of artificial intelligence, large scale human migration — are borderless. When the people of the future look back on 2020, how will their world be shaped by geopolitics, now?

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