Business Diplomacy Today Podcast

Business Diplomacy Today addresses contemporary international relations and geopolitics, looking at the issues from a business perspective. It helps business leaders anticipate changing political and societal trends, build and leverage political networks and take a proactive stake in societal and political matters that influence their business environment.

Episode #012: Lessons from the Munich Security Conference 2023

In this episode, Matthias Catón speaks with Sophie Eisentraut about the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the world’s leading forum for debating international security policy. The episode investigates the effectiveness and relevance of multilateral dialogues from a broader perspective and the trends we can see in the future of international cooperation.

Matthias and Sophie compare their experiences with Matthias’ attendance at the Raisina Dialogue in March 2023 and Sophie’s involvement in the MSC. Sophie shares her insights on changing moods at the MSC, in comparison to previous years, and highlights the importance of dialogue in response to a changing international order. Naturally, Matthias and Sophie apply these thoughts to various countries and geographical regions, including Russia and China; and further discuss the rising voices of non-aligned countries, swing states, and middle powers. The episode overarchingly brings in the mindset of ‘revision versus re-envisioning’; the Munich Security Report 2023 title.