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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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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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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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 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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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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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
Comments Off on Dale Walton: American Role in the World, Geostrategic Behavior, Defense Studies

Dale Walton: American Role in the World, Geostrategic Behavior, Defense Studies

Interview with Dale Walton about American Role in the World, Geostrategic Behavior and Defense Studies Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on David Storey: Territories, landscapes, spaces, places, states, borderless world

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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Matthew Sparke: Globalization discourse, geoeconomic myths, neoliberalization

Interview with Matthew Sparke as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Globalization discourse, geoeconomic myths, neoliberalization, Washington Consensus, Global Health, Education, Philanthrocapitalism) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Michael Skey: Nation, media representations, audiences, models, studies, influence

Michael Skey: Nation, media representations, audiences, models, studies, influence

Interview with Michael Skey about nationhood, media representations, audiences, models, theory, influence (cultures, practices, theory, ethnography, global networks) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Michael Skey: National identity, multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, globalisation

Interview with Michael Skey about National identity, multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, globalisation (selfhood, otherness, belonging) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Paul Routledge: Alter-Geopolitics, nuclear disarmament, civil disobedience

Interview with Paul Routledge as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Alter-Geopolitics, nuclear disarmament, civil disobedience, resistance practices, social movements, solidarity) 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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Katharyne Mitchell: Geoeconomics, Micro/Macro Scales, Fascism, Feminist Theory

Interview with Katharyne Mitchell as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Geoeconomics, Micro/Macro Scales, Fascism, Feminist Theory, Citizenship Formation) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Julien Mercille: US foreign policy towards Iran

Interview with Julien Mercille about US foreign policy towards Iran (Radical Geopolitics, Nuclear Program, Barack Obama) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Virginie Mamadouh: Media studies, inclusion-exclusion, geoinformational technology

Interview with Virginie Mamadouh as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (media studies, inclusion-exclusion, geoinformational technology, feminist movements) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Frédéric Lasserre: Territorial discourses, mental images, space-time, South China Sea

Interview with Frédéric Lasserre as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Territorial discourses, mental images, Arctic, South China Sea, multipolar world) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Daniel Lambach: Failed States – Institutionalization, Democratisation, Intervention

Daniel Lambach: Failed States – Institutionalization, Democratisation, Intervention

Interview with Daniel Lambach about Failed States – Institutionalization, Liberalization, Intervention (Academic Research Agenda, Policy Advice, Political Debate, Democratisation, Neighbouring Countries) Continue reading