Type
Article
Title
Connectivity and Geopolitics: Beware the “New Wine in Old Bottles” Approach
In
SWP Comment
Author(s)
POSTEL VINAY Karoline - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
GODEHARDT Nadine - German Institute of Global and Area Studies (Author)
Editor
DE
Number
35
Pages
en ligne - p.
ISSN
18611761
Keywords
connectivity, geopolitics, European Union, East Asia, Covid-19
Abstract
EN
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the fragility and vulnerability of the liberal international order became globally visible in an instant. Aspects of everyday life and especially our taken-for-granted views of connectedness have been disrupted in Asia, Europe, and beyond. The pandemic and, more importantly, the political reactions to it, in many ways again underpin the geopolitical significance of connectivity in world politics. This link between geopolitics and connectivity becomes most obvious in a couple of successive initiatives in East Asia and the EU that illustrate the geopolitical turn of connectivity politics in the last decade. What different actors mean by connectivity matters more than ever; getting to the bottom of those meanings gives insights about what geopolitics contains today.

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