“Every generation believes to be devoted to reshape the world. Mine knows though that it will not do it. But its undertaking may be greater. It consists in preventing the world from coming apart.”

(Albert Camus)





What do we work on?


the end of the Cold War was characterized by a “unipolar moment” as defined by Krauthammer in 1991, this period is starting to come to an end. While the United States remains, arguably, a global superpower, its position is more and more disputed by other actors. Likewise, new centers of power have emerged. Today’s world is complex and transitional, characterized by both short- and long-term challenges; interactions among these powers remain to be apprehended and understood.


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In the last decade, we have also observed an economic and partially political shift or redistribution of power from the “West to the Rest” on the classical state power chessboard. The beginning of the 21st century thus constitutes an important challenge for the super- and emerging or resurgent powers. The new global state of affairs is characterized by conditions that are more complex than in the past. In these circumstances and in the face of these worldwide trends, powers need to define or think a new “global” strategy.

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Genesys Network aims at analyzing the new dynamics of this world in mutation.
studies issues concerning geopolitics, power,and the world in transition.

Latest Publications

 David Walton and Emilian Kavalski (eds.), Power Transition in Asia, Routledge, 2017.

Christopher Ogden, New South Asian Security: Six Core Relations Underpinning Regional Security, Orient Black Swan, 2016.


M.-A. Éthier et Éric Mottet (dir.), , Didactiques de l’histoire, de la géographie et de l’éducation à la citoyenneté : recherches et pratiques, De Boeck supérieur, 2016.


Tanguy Struye de Swielande and Dorothée Vandamme (eds.), , Power in the 21st Century: Determinants and Contours, Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2015.