Strategic Survey 2020: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics (Paperback)

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Strategic Survey 2020: The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics (Paperback)


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Strategic Survey 2020 The Annual Assessment of Geopolitics

The worst pandemic in a century tested governments, strained societies and frayed
international ties during the year to mid-2020. But there was much more to this period
than COVID-19. Climate change - another severe global challenge - grew more critical. US
President Donald Trump was impeached, the United Kingdom left the European Union, and
Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani was killed.

Strategic Survey 2020 provides a comprehensive overview of major developments in every
region of the world, and in-depth analysis of key geopolitical and geo-economic issues:

War The US-Taliban agreement to end the United States' longest war; the persistence of
other complex armed con□flicts.

Power China's growing in□fluence, especially in Europe and the South Paci□fic; Turkey's force
projection in the Middle East and beyond; the EU's quest for strategic autonomy; the
new geopolitics of the Red Sea; the implications of Ethiopia's giant dam for relations
between Nile states; the increasing use of economic sanctions as a tool of statecraft.

Rules The decline of multilateralism; prospects for arms control; key gaps in international
law; Central Asia's connectivity; changes in the status of Jammu and Kashmir; dual
legitimacy in Venezuela.

Strategic Survey 2020 also assesses a diverse range of political leaders:

  • Progress of three ambitious reforming presidents: Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa,
    Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and Andr's Manuel L pez Obrador of Mexico.
  • Foreign-policy legacies of two veteran leaders: Angela Merkel and Abe Shinzo.
  • Trump's challenges to both the transatlantic relationship and China.
  • Evolution of and prospects for Vladimir Putin's presidency.

Strategic Survey 2020 is the indispensable guide to the events, actors and forces that de□ ned
an exceptionally complex year. It highlights the geopolitical issues that will shape the
international agenda in 2021.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is an independent centre for research, information and debate on the problems of conflict, however caused, that have, or potentially have, an important military content. The staff of the Institute is international in composition and IISS work is international in its perspective and reach. The Institute is independent and stresses rigorous fact-based research with a forward-looking policy orientation that can improve wider public understanding of international security problems and influence the development of sounder public policy, and more effective business decisions in the international arena.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367701185
ISBN-10: 0367701189
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 20th, 2020
Pages: 396
Language: English
Series: Strategic Survey