Geopolitical Talks

Geopolitical Talks is a series of public debates initiated by IWM Permanent Fellow Ivan Krastev. Started in 2018 as a discussion forum, foreign policy experts and former politicians are invited to talk with Ivan Krastev at the Institute’s library.

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September 2019


American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

In the fifth event of the series “Geopolitical Talks” IWM Permanent Fellow Ivan Krastev will talk with Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about America’s changing role in the world and the purpose of American diplomacy. William J. Burns is president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and …
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June 2019


What the EU can learn from the Habsburg Empire

In the fourth event of the series “Geopolitical Talks” IWM Permanent Fellow Ivan Krastev will talk with A. Wess Mitchell, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2017-2019), about current geopolitical challenges and lessons from the past. A. Wess Mitchell is co-founder and vice chairman of the CEPA Board (Center for …
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April 2019


The New Asian Geopolitics

In the last two decades, globalisation, rapid development and the rise of China and other emerging economies have moved the centre of gravity of the world politics and the economy to Asia. In this talk, Ambassador Menon will consider the longer term drivers of this phenomenon and where they might take the geopolitics of Asia …
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March 2019


Systemic Earthquake: National, Regional and the Global Dimensions

In the second event of the series “Geopolitical Talks” IWM Permanent Fellow Ivan Krastev talks with Ahmet Davutoğlu, former Prime Minister of Turkey (2014-2016), about the current geopolitical challenges on national, regional and international level. Ahmet Davutoğlu is a Turkish politician, diplomat and academic. He is the author of the book “Strategic Depth: Turkey’s international …
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February 2019


Changing Politics and Geopolitics

President Trump has now survived his first test as US President and, barring serious findings from the Mueller Inquiry, he will run for a second term with reasonable prospects of winning.  Like him or not, he is set to be the most consequential president for fifty years.  An assessment of the implications of a return …
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