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  • 15.04.2021
    A Transatlantic Geo-Economic Compact

    The fading unipolar moment affects the strategic framework of the transatlantic partnership as it changes all constitutive elements such as norms, ruiles, and principles, industry stanards, economic policy teneants as well as the use of diffent instruments of power and strategic narratives thus igniting true grand strategic competition. In response, governments on both sides of the Altantic need to correct the belief that trade can be separated from security. A clear-eyed view on how to combine both aspects can lead to a geo-economic infusion for the the transatlantic partnership as outlined by Heiko Borchert in a new paper presented at the International Security Forum Bonn 2020.

      A Transatlantic Geo-Economic Compact
  • 29.06.2020
    Supply Chain Management and Economic Statecraft: East Asia Forum

    In an increasingly contested geo-economic environment public and private stakeholders need to step up efforts to synchronize activities to strenghten supply chains and advance national and corporate preparedness. Against this background this new paper published by East Asia Forum presents a five-point agenda including (1) strategic-level public-private dialogue that brings together economic and security communities, (2) common approaches to risk assessment that leverage joint data spaces, (3) better synchronization of public and private technology roadmaps as technologies underpin corporate supply chains and ensure competitive advantages, (4) new approaches to advance supply chain finance by pairing liquidity with data and (5) collaborative and incentive-based regulation to stimulate corporate investments to advance supply chain robustness.

      Supply Chain Management and Economic Statecraft
  • 19.06.2020
    Supply Chains and Europe's Strategic Autonomy

    COVID-19 and brewing geo-economic antagonisms between different countries and regions darkent the outlook for Europe. Europe wants to strenghten its strategic autonomy while preserving the benefits of an open economy. In this regard, working with partners is key. However, today's predominant economic model has not bee built to withstand grand strategic decoupling. Even adjusting global supply chains for the benefit of more regional or national supply security will prove difficult amit the increasing efforts to achieve flow control as a strategic currency. Against this background, Carsten Jaekel, Ernst & Young, and Heiko borchert argue that a supply chain finance approach that bundles liquidity with data must be interpreted as a new instrument in Europe's economic security toolbox. This approach leverages Europe's top financial rating and turns it into a powerful means of cooperation by issuing liquidity to strategic partners at rates hard to match by others. Using market-based incentives alongside a new liquidity and data-based approach to supply chain management would turn Europe into a stabilizing force, which is now urgently required

      The European Way