FP Virtual Dialogue: Predicting the Next Supply Chain Disruption
How the Suez and Taiwan Crises Inform the Future of Trade & Security
The fragility of the global supply chain was exposed in dramatic fashion throughout the past year, revealing critical problems that threaten the economies and security of nations around the world. The week-long blockage of the Suez Canal was the most visible example, but the less discernible disruptions that caused shortages of everything from semiconductor supplies to eggs to healthcare equipment showed just how complex the global supply chain is, and how vulnerable it can be. The combined delays resulted in billions of dollars in financial losses, crippling impacts on people’s livelihoods, and a collective realization that the system must change to protect against potential impacts of future pandemics, political conflict, and natural or manmade disasters. Taking these lessons, government and industry leaders are working to improve global monitoring tools needed by decision-makers to better anticipate and respond to threats to international trade routes, transportation infrastructure, and other critical assets.
Foreign Policy, with support from BlackSky, convened a panel of leading experts from the national security, intelligence and global commerce communities to take a look at the new frontier of global monitoring and risk management. The program spotlighted emerging threats and vulnerabilities across the world’s supply chains and explored new tools and technologies, including earth observation and data analytics, that industry leaders hope will strengthen supply chain resilience.
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Dr. Kelly Fletcher
Colonel (Retired) John Mills
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