Happy New Year 2024!
In 2024 embrace Geopolitical uncertainty. Get Ready with the Business of Power!
Writing from London as the city prepares to welcome the new year, I'd like to extend my New Year wishes to all the subscribers of the Business of Power.
Since launching the Business of Power, we've witnessed a surge in events with dirct geopolitical impact, including a series of coup d'états in Africa, China's economic struggles amid post-pandemic diplomatic rebuilding, political instability in Spain and national tensions across Europe, Javier Milei's election as Argentina's president, and the brutal war between Israel and Palestine.
In my final article of 2023, I constructed a framework to guide us through the uncertain geopolitics of multipolar globalization. Remember this one, as it will be essential for navigating the challenges of 2024.
As we conclude this year, Houthi attacks in the Red Sea are poised to persist, causing disruptions in global shipping at the beginning of the next. You all know I have a preference for the geopolitics of the sea, an often overlooked phenomenon that, when analyzed, is typically done superficially. Working to deepen the coverage of this in the years ahead, focusing on opportunities arising from the evolving security order of the oceans for cities, small nations, and middle powers worldwide. Spending a few days in Barcelona and London is definetly a great source of inspiration for that!
The upcoming year is expected to be marked by high geopolitical risks, stemming not only from unresolved crisis like the Ukraine war and Middle East instability but also due to a historic concentration of elections around the world, starting with Taiwan in January and peaking with the US in November.
In the coming year, I will closely monitor the impact of electoral contests, evaluating how local and international social dynamics converge in electoral processes, influencing global geopolitics. Watch out for the first post of 2024, focusing on understanding the prominent political phenomenon of our time: the rise of populism.
With that said, enjoy the night, and I wish you a successful and adventurous 2024 for you and your loved ones.
Have a wonderful start to 2024!