Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology

Key Visual Geoeconomics


This program analyzes how the politics of trade, investment, technology, finance, and/or energy can be employed to achieve strategic goals. Vice versa, it also assesses how strategic goals can be pursued by the reform and organization of the trade and monetary system, the advancement of certain financial regulations, access to critical technology or the sharing of data, and the pursuit of climate and ecological policies.

Increasingly, both the United States and China are using their economic strength to shape international relations in addition to regional and global regulatory structures. Debate is growing about whether we are moving from a multilateral, rules-based, and cooperative order to a conflictual and competitive one that might require a fresh approach. The European Union, which had largely pinned its hopes on the organization of the economic world order and the resolution of tensions through multilateral institutions, is ill prepared for this new geo-economic environment.

Therefore, it is important for Europeans to develop a more precise understanding of geo-economic strategies and to establish policies that aim to uphold the EU’s economic and geopolitical interest in a variety of policy issues.

The Geo-Economics Program tackles the following questions:

  • How does Europe need to change/reform in order to remain a relevant global player in today’s new geo-economic environment?
  • What role can Germany play to better position Europe in this environment?
Contact person
Button Literaturrecherche Geoeconomics
Dieser Button führt zum Schnellzugriff auf Literatur zum Thema Geoökonomie. Die Links sind mit der Datenbank 'World Affairs Online' verknüpft.



Past events

18:00 - 20:00 | 12 May 2016

Global Governance in Transition

How can the G20 help overcome regional fragmentation?

German, Turkish, and Chinese experts came together to discuss the G20's most pressing questions, at a panel discussion organized in cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). The discussion was part of the Think 20 (T20) process under the aegis of the Chinese G20 presidency.

Program Event
10:00 - 16:00 | 03 Jun 2015

G7 ist ein Agendasetter für wertebasierte Themen

Internationale Think-Tank-Konferenz vor dem Gipfel in Elmau

40 Jahre nach Gründung der „Gruppe der 7“ hat Deutschland die G7-Präsidentschaft in diesem Jahr inne. Welche Rolle spielt die G7 noch? Wie sieht ihre Wirtschaftsagenda nach der globalen Finanzkrise aus? Und was kann die G7 im aktuellen Ukrainekonflikt leisten? Über diese Fragen diskutierten Experten im Rahmen der internationalen Think-Tank-Konferenz der DGAP und Bertelsmann Stiftung in Kooperation mit der Universität Toronto.

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