11/02/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Marijn Nieuwenhuis: Spatial Sensitivity, Terrestrial Fixity and China’s Territory

Marijn Nieuwenhuis teaches International Relations and Political Geography at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He finished his PhD in late 2013 on the emergence and evolution of modern territory in China. Marijn is … Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Pádraig Carmody: A Spectre is Haunting Europe – Ghost Geopolitics in Russia and Ukraine

Dr Pádraig Carmody, Trinity College Dublin: “The way I see it… is that either the current model of global economic integration for Russia or Putin’s expansionist/reactive foreign policy will have to give.” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels famously wrote that … 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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EU-Russian Gas Trade: Nord Stream, South Stream and Nabucco Pipelines

This publication by Leonhardt van Efferink addresses the geopolitics of Russian gas. Part 3: Nord Stream, South Stream and Nabucco pipelines (ENI, EDF, EON Ruhrgas, Wintershall, Gasunie, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Knowledge 2 – Dutch, French and American newspapers on Afghanistan

Publication by Gertjan Dijkink about Geopolitical Knowledge (part 2: Dutch, French and American newspapers on Afghanistan, Durand Line, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA, Pakistan, ISI Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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The geopolitics of renewable energy: different or similar to conventional energy?

David Criekemans publishes his paper The geopolitics of renewable energy: different or similar to the geopolitics of conventional energy? (Technology, Desertec, North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative, CO2 Emissions, Investments, Germany) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Rediscovering Spykman – the Rimland, Geography of Peace and Foreign Policy

This publication dicusses the theoretical and analytical work of Nicholas Spykman (Rimland, Geography of Peace, Foreign Policy) 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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Takashi Yamazaki: Japan’s foreign policy, China, South/North-Korea, US militarization of Okinawa

Interview with Takashi Yamazaki as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Japan’s foreign policy, China, South/North-Korea, US militarization of Okinawa) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Arne Westad: Restless Empire – China and the World since 1750

Interview with Arne Westad about his book Restless Empire – China and the World since 1750 Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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World order, Heartland, European sea powers, post-Columbian Epoch

Interview with Dale Walton about World order, Heartland, European sea powers, post-Columbian Epoch (Pivot Area, theory) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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US-China relationship, Great Powers, non-state actors, 21st century

Interview with Dale Walton about US-China relationship, Great Powers, non-state actors, 21st century (Sino-Russian alliance, Third World War, prediction, United Nations Security Council) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Revolutions in strategic perspective (RSP) and military affairs (RMA)

Interview with Dale Walton about revolutions in strategic perspective (RSP) and military affairs (RMA) (Blitzkrieg, Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Ottoman, Ming Empire) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Alexandre Vautravers: Sea/air routes, arms industry/trade, military strategy

Alexandre Vautravers: Sea/air routes, arms industry/trade, military strategy

Interview with Alexandre Vautravers as part of the Geopolitical Passport series Sea/air routes, arms industry/trade, military strategy, technology, equipment) Continue reading

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

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
Comments Off on Andrea Teti: Middle East – political reforms, regional powers and external actors

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
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Michael Strauss: Territorial leasing and boundary conflicts

Interview with Michael Strauss about Territorial Leasing (Boundary Conflicts, Border Disputes, Guantanamo Bay) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Ian Storey: China, Asia-Pacific, US military capabilities, hegemony, balance of power

Interview with Ian Storey about China, Asia-Pacific, US military capabilities, hegemony, balance of power (strategic threat, regional peace, diplomatic dialogue, Free Trade Agreement) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Ian Storey: China, ASEAN, bilateral relations, maritime boundary claims, diaspora

Interview with Ian Storey about China, ASEAN, bilateral relations, maritime boundary claims, diaspora (Chinese trade and investment ties, South Sea security, People’s Liberation Army, PLA) 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 James Rogers: European Union – foreign policy, communitarianism and civilisation

James Rogers: European Union – foreign policy, communitarianism and civilisation

Interview with James Rogers about European Union: foreign policy, communitarianism and civilisation (Minister, Nationalism, Identity, Languages, Social Democratic Political Systems, Projects) Continue reading