Government and business adviser
International affairs commentator
Author of the upcoming book Goodbye, Globalization: The Return of a Divided World (2024)
Elisabeth unpacks the extraordinary challenges executives face as they rush to figure out how to reduce operations in risky countries and bring them to safer ones while keeping profits high.
Geopolitics colliding with globalization
For the past three-and-a-half decades, globalization has been growing and growing, conquering all manner of crises along the way. But now globalization is stumbling, because it’s colliding with geopolitics. Companies that have spent years building up operations in Russia and China are hastily having to withdraw – but dismantling such large operations is extremely complicated, and it’s made far more complicated by the fact that both countries are now the West’s geopolitical adversaries. Executives face an extraordinary challenge as they rush to figure out how to reduce operations in risky countries and bring them to safer ones while keeping profits high. Hear about how they’re doing it – and what else they should do.
Goodbye Globalization: The Return of a Divided World
A bold new account of the state of globalization today—and what its collapse might mean for the world economy
The Defender's Dilemma: Identifying and Deterring Gray-Zone Aggression
International security expert Elisabeth Brawer offers the first sustained analysis of how these tactics in the gray zone between war and peace dangerously weaken liberal democracies, which are open societies by definition and intimately connected to the rest of the world through globalization.