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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 Hereby 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

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

 

BAROMETERS

Japan in the Age of Nuclear Decommissioning, by Jean-François Heimburger

Another Japanese–Korean Front: The Flag Dispute, by Éric Seizelet

 

REFLECTIONS

On Brexit and a New “EFTA”, by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Is a Revolution Possible in Lebanon?, by Lama Fakih

 

BOOK REVIEWS

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

 

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Keywords
2020 US Elections COVID-19 Donald Trump global governance European Union United States
ISBN / ISSN: 
979-10-373-0105-5 / 0032-342 X