Trapped in an age of economic coercion – How can the EU effectively navigate it?

This event is the first webinar in a two-part series on current developments in the global use of economic coercion

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Henry Farrell, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Professor of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Jonathan Hackenbroich, Head of Task Force for Strengthening Europe against Economic Coercion, ECFR 

Erica Moret, Senior Researcher and Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Institute Geneva

Abraham L. Newman, Director, SFS – Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University

Chaired by

Pawel Zerka, Policy Fellow, ECFR

This event is the first webinar in a two-part series on current developments in the global use of economic coercion.  

Abraham L. Newman and Henry Farrell, two American pioneers in the field of economic coercion, will be sharing their expertise on how China, the United States under Donald Trump and countries like Russia and even Turkey have weaponized the world’s economic interdependencies, and what the future holds for China’s and America’s use of economic coercion. China has recently used sanctions against European individuals and companies as punishment for EU policies and is multiplying its economic coercion tools. In conversation with Erica Moret and Jonathan Hackenbroich, the discussion will cover the EU’s role in this new dimension of great power competition. What coercion does Europe have to expect from other countries, especially China? Could there be more extraterritorial measures from the US in coming years? And how can Europe and the US work together on Iran sanctions and humanitarian relief?

How are the two main protagonists, the United States and China, using these powerful instruments to put one another under pressure, as well as to coerce other countries to act in their favour? How can we navigate our way through a world where geopolitics and economics are increasingly intertwined, where export controls and sanctions are becoming the new military interventions and arms races? And how is this emerging new reality affecting Europe? 

For ECFR’s concrete recommendations, sign up to the second event in the series on Wednesday 23 June here.