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Deglobalization and how to cover it

Published 01 November 2022

Trade forms the bedrock of international relations. However, as the world splits into new blocs, with the US and the EU attempting to cripple Russia’s economy and constrain China, traditional reporting on trade has been upended. The Hinrich Foundation sponsored a webinar organized by the National Press Foundation on 20 Oct 2022 to unpack these growing developments with four key experts.

Geopolitical developments, trade wars, and the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a metamorphosis of the nature of international economic relations. In this discussion, the four panelists examined the unravelling global order of free trade as blocs begin to emerge, and unpacked the structural changes observed in the global economy. The discussion highlighted the various actions taken by the U.S., the EU, Russia, and China, and the tools adopted such as sanctions, secondary sanctions, export controls, technical standards, and more.

The National Press Foundation published a summary of the 90-minute session with five takeaways, and separately highlighted four takeaways from Scott Anderson’s analysis on the sanctions adopted by the US Treasury.

Catch up on this discussion sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation and organized by the National Press Foundation for a deeper understanding of the implications of deglobalization amidst the growing geopolitical tensions. The webinar was moderated by Sonni Efron, President of the National Press Foundation.

Speakers include:  

  1. Bryce Barros, China Affairs Analyst, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund
  2. Daniel Flatley, National Security Reporter, Bloomberg News
  3. Neena Shenai, Non-resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  4. Scott R. Anderson, Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Senior Editor, Lawfare


Telling the global trade story

This briefing is part of a series of National Press Foundation's online webinars covering all aspects of global trade. Click here to view all.

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