13/05/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Karin Fierke: Critical Approaches to International Security

Karin Marie Fierke has both American and British citizenship. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Minnesota in 1995 and has since been a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a Reader at Queen’s University … Continue reading

13/05/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Brendan Clifford: How Media Attribute Responsibility – The MH17 Disaster Coverage as Telling Example

Brendan Clifford, Cambridge University (Bachelor student in History, next academic year Master student in International Relations). “The way I see it… is that the way in which media report on an event always reflects a particular geopolitical perspective.” Editor’s note … Continue reading

08/05/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Roland Bleiker: Aesthetics and World Politics

Roland Bleiker is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland. He grew up in Zürich, Switzerland, where he was educated and worked as a lawyer. He then studied international relations in Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and Canberra. Professor Bleiker … Continue reading

06/05/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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L.H.M. Ling: The Dao of World Politics – Towards a Post- Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

L.H.M. Ling is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the New School for Public Engagement (NSPE). Moreover, she is Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy of the New School. Dr Ling obtained a BA … Continue reading

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

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

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

12/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Stephen Saideman: NATO in Afghanistan – Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Stephen M. Saideman is the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His current work focuses on Canadian and NATO’s efforts in Afghanistan and also … 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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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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The inevitable flaws in Russia’s great power project

Martin Müller discusses the inevitable flaws in Russia’s great power project (Discourse Analysis, Social Construction, Foreign Policy, Russian Threat, Education) 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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The Definition of Geopolitics – The Classical, French and Critical Traditions

Leonhardt van Efferink dicusses ten definitions of geopolitics including those of Classical, French and Critical traditions 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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Nation, nationalism and state – Modernism, Ethno-Symbolism, Primordialism

Article by Leonhardt van Efferink: Nation, nationalism and state 2 – Modernism, Ethno-Symbolism, Primordialism (Perennialism, Identity, Ethnies, Vernacular Languages, Industrialisation) 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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De definitie van geopolitiek – de klassieke, Franse en kritische benaderingen

Deze Nederlandstalige publicatie bespreekt tien definities van geopolitiek uit de Klassieke, Franse en Kritische Geopolitiek (Spykman, Mackinder, Chauprade, Ó Tuathail) Spykman Mackinder Chauprade Ó Tuathail Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Arctic Geopolitics – Russia’s territorial claims, UNCLOS, the Lomonosov Ridge

Publication by Leonhardt van Efferink: Arctic Geopolitics 2 – Russia’s territorial claims, UNCLOS, the Lomonosov Ridge (Exclusive Economic Zones, Baselines, Flag Planting, North Pole, Navy) 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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David Criekemans: Georgia-Russia – Model UN Simulation Exercise (2008)

David Criekemans about the war Georgia-Russia – Model United Nations Simulation Exercise 2008 Continue reading