01/03/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Charalampos Efstathopoulos: Middle Powers in World Trade Diplomacy – India, South Africa and the Doha Development Agenda

Charalampos Efstathopoulos is a Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. Charalampos’ research interests focus on the diplomacy of Southern powers in global governance. He specialises in the foreign policy of India and South Africa, … Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Territorial Integrity: Modern States and the International System

Article by Jamie Scudder called Jamie Scudder: Territorial integrity 1 – modern states and the international system (political, jurisdiction, Peace of Westphalia, Lebanon, Somalia) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Sovereignty: two Competing Theories of State Recognition – William Worster

Article by William Worster called Sovereignty: two Competing Theories of State Recognition (Constitutive, Declatory, Legal View, Statehood, International Law, Court, Justice, Montevideo, Genocide Convention) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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The Afghanistan–Pakistan vortex – Taliban, Al Qaida and Swat Valley

Article by Claude Rakisits about recent developments in Afghanistan and Pakistan Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitics in the 2000s

Virginie Mamadouh discusses four geopolitical approaches in this article called Geopolitics in the 2000s (Geostrategy, Geoeconomics, Post-Structuralistic, Subversive, Feminist, Neo-Marxist, Political Geography) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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External problems for Europe’s energy policy – A brief geopolitical analysis

Elmar Hellendoorn analyses external problems of Europe’s Energy Policy (brief geopolitical analysis) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Western Sahara – territorial dispute, self-determination and the UN

Publication by Alex Chitty about Western Sahara: territorial dispute, self-determination and the UN (Polisario, Sahrawi, Plebiscite, MINURSO, Morocco, Río de Oro, Algeria, Mauritania Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Review 2012 – Events that Impacted US Foreign Policy

This essay by Saul Cohen is part of the Geopolitical Review 2012 and discusses the main events that impacted US foreign policy in 2012 Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Review 2011 – global events and US foreign policy

Another part of the Geopolitical Review of 2011, written by Saul Cohen, about global events and US foreign policy (Arab Spring, Chinese, American, Global Century, Pacific Rim, Great, Regional, Soft, World Powers, Leaders, Republican Presidential Candidates) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Gerard Toal: Ireland, Bosnia, Russia-Georgia, Global Crash, Pandemic, Nuclear War

Interview with Gerard Toal as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Ireland, Bosnia, Russia-Georgia, Global Crash, Pandemic, Nuclear War, State Failure, Belfast, Critical Geopolitics) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Andrea Teti: Middle East – political reforms, regional powers and external actors

Interview with Andrea Teti about Middle East: political reforms, regional powers and external actors (human rights, China, Russia, West) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on David Storey: Territories, landscapes, spaces, places, states, borderless world

David Storey: Territories, landscapes, spaces, places, states, borderless world

Interview with David Storey about Territories, landscapes, spaces, places, states, borderless world (Territorialisation, territoriality, claims, independence, legitimate government, Transnistria, Libya, Kosovo) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Steven Spittaels: Congo (Democratic Republic) – a complex civil war

Interview with Steven Spittaels (International Peace Information Service) about Geopolitics of Democratic Republic Congo (Nkunda, civil war, Rwanda and Africa) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Jo Sharp: Feminist geopolitics, postcolonialism, common sense, Reader’s Digest

Interview with Jo Sharp (Joanne): Feminist geopolitics, postcolonialism, common sense, Reader’s Digest (security, development, Gramscian, Foucaultian approaches, geographies) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Jérémy Robine: France – national identity, urban riots and the ‘War of Memories’

Jérémy Robine: France – national identity, urban riots and the ‘War of Memories’

Interview with Jérémy Robine about France: national identity, urban riots and the ‘War of Memories’ (Ethnic, Social Ghettos, African Immigrants, Algeria, Discrimination, Crime, French Cities Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Claude Rakisits: Religion, ethnicity, rise of China, global energy competition

Claude Rakisits: Religion, ethnicity, rise of China, global energy competition

Interview with Claude Rakisits as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (religion, ethnicity, rise of China, global energy competition, Zbigniew Brezezinski) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Igor Okunev: Federalism, autonomy and conflict resolution

Igor Okunev: Federalism, autonomy and conflict resolution

Interview with Igor Okunev about Federalism, autonomy and conflict resolution (Sub National Autonomy, Authority) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on David Nally: Great Irish Famine, Food Security, Natural Disasters, Land Grabs, Africa

David Nally: Great Irish Famine, Food Security, Natural Disasters, Land Grabs, Africa

Interview with David Nally as part of the Geopolitical Passport series about Great Irish Famine, Food Security, Natural Disasters, Land Grabs, Horn of Africa (Subsistence Crises, Confiscations, Foreign Acquisitions, Private Investors) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on John Morrissey: subaltern narratives, biopolitical violence, strategic studies

John Morrissey: subaltern narratives, biopolitical violence, strategic studies

Interview with John Morrissey as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (subaltern narratives, biopolitical violence, defense and strategic studies, geopolitical statecraft, Gaelic Ireland, imperialism, interventionism, superiority) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Fiona McConnell: Unrecognised Nations and Peoples Organisation, Tibetan government

Fiona McConnell: Unrecognised Nations and Peoples Organisation, Tibetan government

Interview with Fiona McConnell as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Unrecognised Nations and Peoples Organisation, Tibetan government, states, politics, exile, legitimacy, territoriality) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Frédéric Lasserre: Water scarcity, conflicts and global warming

Frédéric Lasserre: Water scarcity, conflicts and global warming

Interview with Frederic Lasserre about Water Scarcity and Conflicts (Wars, Transboundary Resources, Hydropolitics, Global Warming, Middle East, Aral Sea, China, Nile, Euphrates, Tigris) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Jennifer Hyndman: Unilateralism, Torture, Detention, Tsunamis, Humanitarian Aid

Jennifer Hyndman: Unilateralism, Torture, Detention, Tsunamis, Humanitarian Aid

Interview with Jennifer Hyndman as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (American unilateralism, torture, detention, Tsunamis, humanitarian aid, Dual Disasters) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Arjen Hoekstra: Water – its virtual form, national footprints and global economy

Arjen Hoekstra: Water – its virtual form, national footprints and global economy

Interview with Arjen Hoekstra about Globalisation of Water: its virtual form, national footprints and global economy (value, price, pollution, depletion, management, environment, intensive, exports, imports) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Melanie Hanif: India’s foreign policy, energy security and the nuclear deal

Interview with Melanie Hanif about India: foreign policy, energy security and the nuclear deal (US, international cooperation, negotiations, IBSA forum, BRIC summit, global position, economic growth, development, Cold War) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Daniel Hammett: Global South, resistance, growing power of BRICs, Twitter, Zapiro

Daniel Hammett: Global South, resistance, growing power of BRICs, Twitter, Zapiro

Interview with Daniel Hammett as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Global South, resistance, growing power of BRICs, Twitter, Jonathan Zapiro, cartoons, international interest, African resources, dissent, citizenship) Continue reading