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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Lebanon’s sovereignty – The military, social and political rise of Hezbollah

Article by Leonhardt van Efferink about Lebanon’s sovereignty. Part 2 is about the military, social and political rise of Hezbollah (roles, Shias, Islamic Rule, Iranian Revolution, Syrian influence, Israel, AMAL, Musa al Sadr) 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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State terrorism: definition, geographic spaces and place destruction

Article by Jonathan Armstrong about State terrorism: Definition, Geographic Spaces and Place Destruction (Social, Personal, Alienation, Victims, Urbicide, Total Just War Theory 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 – Egyptian Uprising, Regime Change, Muslim Brotherhood

Another part of the Geopolitical Review of 2011, written by Andrea Teti, about Egyptian Uprising, Regime Change, Muslim Brotherhood (Reform, Democracy, Islamists, Salafi Parties, Human Rights, Hosni, Mubarak, NDP, NGOs, Crackdown) 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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Andrea Teti: Middle East – security, Sunni-Shia divide and the Palestinian question

Interview with Andrea Teti about the Middle East: security, Sunni-Shia divide and the Palestinian question 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
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Andrea Teti: Middle East – resource scarcity, hydrocarbons and hydropolitics

Interview with Andrea Teti about Resource scarcity, hydrocarbons and hydropolitics in the Middle East (Oil, Gas, Fresh Water) 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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David Newman: Israel-Palestinian conflict, peace studies, borders, academia politics

Interview with David Newman as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Israel-Palestinian conflict, peace studies, borders, academia politics, resolution, territorial boundaries, postmodernity) 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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Sara Fregonese: Urban Geopolitics, Hybrid Sovereignty, international diplomacy

Interview with Sara Fregonese as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Urban Geopolitics, Hybrid Sovereignty, international diplomacy, Radicals’ City, Polarisation, Illegimate non state actors) 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
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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
Comments Off on Colin Flint: Unjust wars, nation-states, atlases, nuclear weapons proliferation

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

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Jason Dittmer: Popular Geopolitics, Culture and Representations

Interview with Jason Dittmer about Popular Geopolitics, Culture and Representations (Identity, Affect, Postcolonialism, Social Constructivism, New Media, Americanisation, James Bond) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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David Criekemans: Geopolitiek, Vlaanderen, Mackinder, Heartland, Spykman, Rimland

Interview met David Criekemans over in de Geopolitieke Paspoort series (Geopolitiek, Vlaanderen, Halford Mackinder, Heartland, Nicholas Spykman, Rimland, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Landmacht, Zeemacht, België, Nederland) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Saul Cohen: Great powers, shatterbelts, gateways, geostrategic regions

Interview with Saul Cohen as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Great powers, shatterbelts, gateways, geostrategic regions, Derwent Whittlesey) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Gideon Biger: Palestine’s history and origin of the borders

Interview with Gideon Biger about borders of Palestine (Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, boundaries, frontiers) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Emel Akçali – Cyprus’ geopolitical realities, representations and aspirations

Interview with Emel Akçali about Cyprus: Geopolitical Realities, Representations and Aspirations (mental maps, conflict resolution, European Union) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mahdi Ahouie: Iran’s foreign policy objectives, security concerns, global position

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: foreign policy objectives, security concerns, global position (Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammad Mossadeq, Reza Shah, Iraq, Arab) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mahdi Ahouie: Iran’s nuclear program, Bushehr, Non Proliferation Treaty

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: nuclear program, Bushehr, Non Proliferation Treaty (power plant, reactor, International Atomic Energy Agency, highly enriched uranium) Continue reading

17/01/2014
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Béatrice Giblin: The Conflicts in the World – A Geopolitical Approach

Béatrice Giblin is a geographer and Professor of Geopolitics. She is teaching at Paris 8 University (former experimental center of Vincennes). Professor Giblin is the founder of the French Institute of Geopolitics (2002) that she headed for ten years. Moreover, … Continue reading