DOI: 10.1111/tran.12650 ISSN: 0020-2754

The logic of war in the grammar of commerce: Geoeconomics revisited

Edward N. Luttwak
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Geography, Planning and Development


This commentary reviews the origins and context in which the author's conception of ‘geoeconomics’ emerged. As such, it responds to Mallin and Sidaway's (2023) genealogical reconstruction of geoeconomics, rejecting their association of the concept with the ultra‐nationalistic iterations of Geoökonomie in Weimar Germany. The author reflects on the reception of his notion of geoeconomics, highlighting the contrasting fortunes of the associated ideas in France and the United States.

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