Past Event

Weaponized interdependence: How global economic networks shape state coercion

This event will discuss how states use global economic networks as weapons in geopolitical conflicts

Date: December 10, 2019, 12:30 pm Topic: Global Economics & Governance

At this event Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman will discuss the a new framework they have developed for understanding how the interdependence that defines globalization, whatever its economic benefits, also gives countries the weapons they can use in geopolitical conflicts.

In their recent paper they show how increasingly, states are employing global economic networks to fulfill their strategic objectives. A structural explanation of this phenomenon argues that network topography produces enduring power imbalances among states. As asymmetric network structures centralize power in key nodes, some states are able to “weaponize interdependence” to gather valuable information or to deny network access to adversaries. The United States has leveraged its network advantage in the realms of counterterrorism and nonproliferation.

This event will be held at 12:30-14:30. 

Schedule

Dec 10, 2019

12:30-13:00

Check-in and lunch

13:00-13:00

Presentation

Henry Farrell, Professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University

Abraham L. Newman, Professor of Government, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

13:30-14:00

Comments and panel discussion

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

14:00-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Henry Farrell

Professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University

Abraham L. Newman

Professor of Government, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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