CIDOB International Yearbook reaches its 32nd edition amid one of the most disruptive and unstable contexts in recent decades. Through more than 40 articles by CIDOB’s research team and international experts, this edition of the International Yearbook addresses the current debate on the transformation of the international order.
CIDOB International Yearbook reaches its 32nd edition amid one of the most disruptive and unstable contexts in recent decades. Several trends come together in the current debate on the transformation of the international order: the aftermath of the great recession of 2008 and its impact on the globalization process; the spread of populist movements in different parts of the world; the impact of the global pandemic of COVID-19 on inequality and the return of the State as the ultimate guarantor of public security; the return of imperialist geopolitics –with Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine; the growing rivalry between the US and China and the creation of alliances and blocs; and, finally, the consequences of the loudly-heralded climate change on human life on Earth.
In its 2022 edition, CIDOB Yearbook analyses these issues and presents a summary of 3 major themes: first, the emergence of spaces in geopolitical dispute; secondly, the possible end of the globalization process; and, finally, we analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the existing gaps between and within societies –income, education, technology, health or solidarity– that have been aggravated because of the pandemic crisis.
Antoni Segura, President, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)
Meritxell Serret, Minister for Foreign Action and European Union, Government of Catalonia
Carmen Claudín, Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)
Marie Mendras, Professor, Sciences Po; Research Fellow, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
Haihong Gao, Director, Section of International Finance, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (online)
Moderated by Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)
José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Government of Spain (online)