The conflict over Ukraine is part of a renewed geopolitical rivalry between western powers and Russia: a conflict at the crossroads of the old East and West we thought belonged to the past. The recent Cold War style rhetoric and actions however, have made it clear to even the most casual observer that global power politics is back.
And while you might think (or hope) that these geopolitical events have no consequences for your business, the contrary is true. In a mere few weeks we’ve seen the weaponization of gas, the weaponization of trade and hybrid threats such as cyber attacks.
Whether you like it or not, geopolitics is a reality, and companies must learn how to navigate these rapid changes on the international playing field.
At the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, we aim to make sense of the world around us, and turn specialized research into actionable recommendations. We present the “HCSS Global Board Room”: Han ten Broeke, HCSS Director of Political Affairs helps your board room cope with and mitigate geopolitical risk.
Last week, Han ten Broeke gave the first in a series of presentations; two for VNO-NCW, the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, the largest employers’ organization in the Netherlands., one for the Egmont Council in Brussels and one at Business University Nyenrode.