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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Alistair Fraser: Land reform, South Africa, urban slums, industrial farmers

Alistair Fraser: Land reform, South Africa, urban slums, industrial farmers

Interview with Alistair Fraser as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (land reform, South Africa, urban slums, industrial farmers, peasants, class power, peace, justice, equality, socio-spatial processes, development) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Michel Foucher: Borders, security and identity

Michel Foucher: Borders, security and identity

Interview with Michel Foucher about borders, boundaries and frontiers (conflicts, security, identity, Europe, Central Asia) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Emmanuel Dupuy: Military sociology, strategic thinking, threats, intelligence

Emmanuel Dupuy: Military sociology, strategic thinking, threats, intelligence

Interview with Emmanuel Dupuy as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Military Sociology, Strategic Thinking, Threats, Intelligence, Mediterranean Union) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Joseph Cerami: International Security, Strategic Studies, Military Education, US Army

Joseph Cerami: International Security, Strategic Studies, Military Education, US Army

Interview with Joseph Cerami as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (International Security, Strategic Studies, Military Education, US Army) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Pádraig Carmody: Africa’s natural resources, climate change and security

Pádraig Carmody: Africa’s natural resources, climate change and security

Interview with Pádraig Carmody about security, natural resources and climate change in Africa (conflicts, geoeconomic competition, AFRICOM, United States, China) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Pádraig Carmody: New Scramble for Africa, Fortune Global 500, China’s flexigemony

Interview with Pádraig Carmody about New Scramble for Africa, Fortune Global 500, China’s flexigemony (Transnational Corporations, TNCs, South, Chinese State Owned Companies) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Luiza Bialasiewicz: European Union – geographical imaginations

Luiza Bialasiewicz: European Union – geographical imaginations

Interview with Luiza Bialasiewicz about European Union: Geographical imaginations (Self Representation, Border Security, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Global South) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Veit Bachmann: European Union, External Relations, Immigration, Development Policy

Veit Bachmann: European Union, External Relations, Immigration, Development Policy

Interview with Veit Bachmann as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (European Union, External Relations, Immigration, Development Policy ) Continue reading

21/11/2014
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Sören Scholvin: The Geopolitics of Regional Power – Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa

Sören Scholvin: The Geopolitics of Regional Power – Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa

Sören Scholvin is a research fellow at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at the University of Hanover, Germany. He is also an associated researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. His research is focussed on … Continue reading

01/05/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Sabina Mihelj: Media Nations: Communicating Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World

Dr Sabina Mihelj is Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication and Culture in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. She studied in Slovenia, Germany and Hungary and holds a PhD from the Ljubljana Graduate School of the Humanities. … Continue reading