Suez Canal and the Fragility of Global Shipping

April 7, 2021 – Elisabeth Braw, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins the Council to discuss the fragility of the global shipping infrastructure.

When the massive Ever Given cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal in early March, it not only blocked waterways, but also billions of dollars in trade. From proxy wars to GPS spoofing attacks and accidental crises, like the Ever Given blockage, events like these expose some of the overlooked vulnerabilities of global shipping infrastructures.

This shipping mishap caused many to ask some long overdue questions like, how can disruptions in our supply chains create ripple effects around the world? And how can we be more responsible consumers when purchasing goods?



Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute