Not least since Trump and Brexit, a new period of power politics seems to have begun — at the expense of the multilateral world order that has dominated global politics in past decades. It is therefore no surprise that the new European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen emphasised the need for her Commission to become 'truly geopolitical'. But what considerations lie behind such an idea? What is geopolitics actually? And does Europe truly need to become more geopolitical?