“Decoupling” has become a catchword describing the possibility of an economic break-up between the United States and China. While the topic has triggered both support and scepticism, a range of decisions and tit-for-tat actions by both countries point to an economic future that may look far more disconnected. This webinar will discuss US-China contestations on technology and trade, and the geopolitical and strategic implications arising out of a “decoupling” world. It will additionally examine the implications such contestations will have on small states like Singapore.
- How likely is it to imagine a decoupled world? How will it look? What are the lines of decoupling? (Supply chains? Flows of people? Narratives?)
- Where is the US-China decoupling at, and where is it heading?
- What are the implications – diplomatic, economic, security, and technological — of a decoupled – or decoupling world?
- What are the implications on small states like Singapore?
Last updated on 16/03/2021