Extending insights from Geopolitics, Supply Chains and International Relations of East Asia, Etel Solingen will discuss the effects of the current geopolitical juncture on the emerging structure of global supply chains. Along with Covid-19, extreme weather, and other sources of supply chain snarls, geopolitical tensions have changed the world of global supply chains as we knew it. Russia’s war on Ukraine, in particular, has the potential for unleashing tectonic plate shifts in the underlying geography of global production. Solingen will examine the implications of this juncture for transatlantic relations with Martin Thümmel, deputy director general for East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific at the Federal Foreign Office.
In cooperation with ESMT Berlin.