The Africa, Arctic and Europe section offers academic analysis of geopolitical trends, tensions and risks in these regions.
The 32 contributions to this section seek to answer questions such as:
Joël Plouffe is Research Fellow at Université du Québec à Montréal. He shares his views on Arctic issues such as boundaries, resources and governance:
Alex Chitty is student 'Geopolitics, Territory and Security' at King’s College London. In this essay, he outlines the origins of the dispute in Western Sahara, and discusses the role of UN peacekeepers:
In the last interview in a series of three, James Rogers (Cambridge University) elaborates on the global position and foreign policy of the European Union:'
Dr Emel Akçali (University of Birmingham) gives her views on issues such as mental maps, conflict resolution and the role of the European Union:
Dr. Luiza Bialasiewicz (Senior Lecturer in Political Geography at Royal Holloway) explains the meaning of geopolitical visions and apllies this concept to the European Union. Why does the EU lack one geopolitical vision? Has the identity of the EU recently changed? And what has been the impact of the end of the 'Cold War' on Europe's borders?
Pádraig Carmody (PhD from the University of Minnesota) is Lecturer in Geography at Trinity College in Dublin. In this interview, Mr Carmody addresses issues such as economic liberalization, globalization, aid effectiveness and the economic legacy of colonialism:
Veit Bachmann (Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate at University of Plymouth) elaborates on recent fieldwork in East Africa. Why did he choose his research questions, geopolitical concepts and methodologies? What were the main results of the fieldwork? Which research topics would be interesting for future research?
Leonhardt van Efferink, editor of EG, will be convening a Country Risk Analysis Summer School at Maastricht University in July/August:
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