18/03/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Nathalène Reynolds: Pakistan and the West’s Construction of the Malala Yousafzai Phenomenon

Dr Nathalène Reynolds, Pakistan Security Research Unit of Durham University: “The way I see it… …is that Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize for Peace has been instrumentalised both in Pakistan and in the West, to the detriment of a genuine examination … 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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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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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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Geopolitical Knowledge 1 – the Netherlands, Bosnia and the language of power

Publication by Gertjan Dijkink about Geopolitical Knowledge (part 1: The Netherlands, Bosnia, language of terrain, strategy and power, UNPROFOR, Dutch UN mission, Srebrenica Massacre, Genocide, 1995) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mackinder and Spykman and the New World Energy Order

Analysis of Mackinder and Spykman and the new world energy order by Timothy Boon von Ochssee Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Review 2012 – South Asia: US-Pakistan relations, ISAF, Great Game, Kashmir

Claude Rakisits comments on US-Pakistan relations and Nathalène Reynolds on the Valley of Kashmir and the civilian population of Pakistan in the Geopolitical Review 2012 Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Review 2012 – The Arab Spring in Egypt: From Uprising to Revolution?

This essay by Andrea Teti is part of the Geopolitical Review 2012 and discusses the aftermatch of the Arab Spring in Egypt 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 2012 – trends, events and risks

This contribution is part of the Geopolitical Review of 2010 that covers global, regional and local trends, events and risks. The contributors are Simon Dalby, Stuart Elden, Virginie Mamadouh and Gerard Toal 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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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
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Nathalène Reynolds: Pakistan – Women’s rights, civic society and Benazir Bhutto

Interview with Nathalène Reynolds about Pakistan: Women’s rights, civic society and Benazir Bhutto (Gender, Feminism) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Nathalène Reynolds: Gender studies, eurocentric approach, communism in India

Interview with Nathalène Reynolds as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (gender studies, eurocentric approach, communism in India, Mohammed Ali Jinnah) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Nathalène Reynolds: Jammu-Kashmir conflict – history, identities and resolution

Interview with Nathalène Reynolds about Jammu-Kashmir conflict: history, identities and resolution Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Nathalène Reynolds: Communist Party India, Left Movement, West Bengal, Naxalites

Interview with Nathalène Reynolds about Communist Party India, Left Movement, West Bengal, Naxalites Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Simon Reid-Henry: Global Science, Development Ethics, Humanitarianism, Guantanamo

Interview with Simon Reid-Henry as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Global Science, Development Ethics, Humanitarianism, Guantanamo (Public Memory, Cuba, National Security Archive) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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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
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Alasdair Pinkerton: Media geopolitics, BBC Radio, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter

Interview with Alasdair Pinkerton as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Media geopolitics, BBC Radio, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, World Service, Social Platforms, Technologies) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Julien Mercille: Afghanistan’s politics, security and drugs

Interview with Julien Mercille about Afghanistan: Politics, Security and Drugs (Corruption, Democracy, Warlords, Opium Production) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Linda Johnston: Water Resources Management and Conflict Transformation

Interview with Linda M. Johnston about Integrated Water Resources Management and Conflict Transformation (contextual power relationships, bilateral, basin, Israel, Palestinians) 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
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Melanie Hanif: India’s regional interests, identities, instability and integration

Interview with Melanie Hanif about India: regional interests, identities, instability and integration (Insecurity, Threats, Terrorism, Fundamentalism, National Cohesion, Territory, South Asia) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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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
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Colin Flint: Unjust wars, nation-states, atlases, nuclear weapons proliferation

Interview with Colin Flint as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Unjust wars, nation-states, atlases, nuclear weapons proliferation, Immanuel Wallerstein) Continue reading