This Is Not a New World Order – Europe Rediscovers Geopolitics, from Ukraine to Taiwan


27 May 2024



Type of Event

Book presentation

On invitation only


The Egmont Institute and ATHENA, the alumni association of the Higher Studies in Security and Defence, in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU




If every event in international politics is a turning point, one can only go and lie down, out of sheer dizziness. In reality, we have been living in the same multipolar world for more than three decades. Europeans are only now again getting used to how such a world of great powers works. In the process, the European Union has rediscovered the importance of geopolitics. Without geopolitical awareness, crafting good strategy is impossible. But not every problem is geopolitical, and strategy covers much more than geopolitics. Ultimately, the EU needs a smart strategy to manage geopolitical rivalry. The aim: keeping the world together.


Listen to Sven talk about his book on our YouTube channel.

More info on the book: This Is Not a New World Order



17.30-17.45   Welcome by the Permanent Representation of Belgium

17.45-18.30    Panel discussion with Lieutenant-General Frederik Vansina (Vice CHOD, Belgian Defence), Prof. Dr Daniel Fiott (CSDS, Brussels School of Governance), and Prof. Dr Sven Biscop (Egmont & Ghent University), chaired by Maarten Rabaey (De Morgen)

18.30-18.55   Debate

18.55-19.00   Conclusion by Yvan De Mesmaeker  M.Sc.Eng (ATHENA & Egmont)

19.00-20.00 Reception & Book sale



Please note that seats are limited.