from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the relationship between politics and economics, especially on an international scale.
  • n. A governmental policy employing geoeconomics.
  • n. A combination of international economic and political factors relating to or influencing a nation or region.

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  • n. The study of the spatial, temporal, and political aspects of economies and resources.


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geo- +‎ economics


  • The threat we face right now is in the world of geoeconomics, not geopolitics - how to get through this financial meltdown, how to handle the multiple economic challenges before us, how to steer America in a world where other countries are gaining power and resources and confidence.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2008

  • Although traditional geographic textbooks identify the borderline between Europe and Asia as the line stretching westwards along the water-crest of the Caucasus Mountains and then arching southwards through the center of the Turkish Straits and then hugging the Greek littoral westwards, the legacy of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union put the entire GBSB within the confines of Europe's geopolitics and geoeconomics.

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  • Brad W. Setser is a fellow for geoeconomics at the Council on Foreign Relations. -

  • For Russia, China's economic "intrusions" into traditionally Russian-dominated areas are part of the realpolitik game, be they in the name of geopolitics, geoeconomics, or, more fashionably, petropolitik.

    Foreign Policy In Focus

  • While Foley is expertly equipped to deal with legalistic arguments about war, there is a basic failure to engage with theory on other levels: those of geopolitics and geoeconomics.


  • McCain represents a Cold War style of nationalism that doesn't get the shift from geopolitics to geoeconomics, the centrality of soft power in a multipolar world, or the transformative nature of digital technology.


  • "I'm confident that not much concrete action will come out of it," said Brad Setser, a former US Treasury official and expert on geoeconomics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

    The Guardian World News

  • a fellow for geoeconomics at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

    Dollar-Trashing Rates Low on BRIC Agenda

  • It does mean that they could do so if they want, "Brad Setser, CFR fellow for geoeconomics, said in a statement accompanying the report.



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