COVID-19: A Public Health and Geopolitical Shock Politique étrangère, Vol. 85, No. 2, Summer 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has hit the countries of the European Union (EU) hard.
Analyzing its initial effects on major global equilibria, Josep Borrell, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, presents six significant political options for strengthening the EU’s resilience and equipping it with genuine strategic autonomy. Meanwhile, Thomas Gomart observes that the crisis has truly turned representations on their head: just yesterday, the West was attempting to export its universal values; today, it is welcoming techno-political ideas from Asia. In any case, it is time for Europe to make a choice between the American and Chinese behemoths.
The theatrics of the Chinese–American rivalry, beyond the two superpowers’ diverging interests, owes a lot to the US presidential campaign. This marks an opportunity to take stock: Is Trump an error of history, or does he reflect, through his style, the reality of America? Are his actions and his economic and diplomatic decisions erratic, or do they follow the logic of his electoral promises? To what extent do they represent a break with the choices made by previous administrations? In short, does Trumpism exist beyond the effects of communication? And would the return of a Democratic administration shake up the country’s foreign policy?
Meanwhile, the global agenda continues, with its ever-present deadlines: post-Brexit negotiations, the reform of the Franc Zone in Africa, Japan’s complex nuclear decommissioning—the list goes on.
COVID-19: A PUBLIC HEALTH AND GEOPOLITICAL SHOCK
The Post-Coronavirus World Is Already Here, by Josep Borrell
COVID-19 and the End of Technological Innocence, by Thomas Gomart
WHAT COMES AFTER TRUMP?
What Is Trumpism?, by François Vergniolle de Chantal
President Trump’s Economic Record, by Patrick Lenain
“Trumpism” in Foreign Policy: Vision and Practice, by Martin Quencez
What Will US Foreign Policy Look Like after 2020?, by Laurence Nardon
Nuclear Multipolarity: Myths and Realities of Competition, by Corentin Brustlein
The Franc Zone: Its End and Reincarnation, by Désiré Avom
Post-Brexit Negotiations: A Journey Full of Pitfalls, by Marie-Claire Considère-Charon
Japan in the Age of Nuclear Decommissioning, by Jean-François Heimburger
Another Japanese–Korean Front: The Flag Dispute, by Éric Seizelet
On Brexit and a New “EFTA”, by Vladislav Inozemtsev
Is a Revolution Possible in Lebanon?, by Lama Fakih
Capitalisme. Le temps des ruptures, by Michel Aglietta (ed).
Why International Cooperation Is Failing. How the Clash of Capitalisms Undermines the Regulation of Finance, by Thomas Kalinowski
Capitalism, Alone – The Future of the System That Rules the World, by Branko Milanovic,
By Norbert Gaillard