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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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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David Criekemans: Georgia-Russia – Model UN Simulation Exercise (2008)

David Criekemans about the war Georgia-Russia – Model United Nations Simulation Exercise 2008 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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James Rogers: European Union – grand strategy, normative power and military policy

Interview with James Rogers about European Union: Grand strategy, normative power and military policy (Civilian, Foreign, Threats, Human Security, Top Down, Bottom Up Process) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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James Rogers: European Union – geopolitical and chronopolitical othering

Interview with James Rogers about European Union: geopolitical and chronopolitical othering (Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Equivalence-Difference, Dislocation, Structure, Agency, Discourse Theory) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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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

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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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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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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Luiza Bialasiewicz: European Union – geopolitical visions

Interview with Luiza Bialasiewicz about Geopolitical visions of the European Union (foreign policy, strategy, identity, borders control, illegal immigration, Neighbourhood Policy) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Luiza Bialasiewicz: European Union – geographical imaginations

Interview with Luiza Bialasiewicz about European Union: Geographical imaginations (Self Representation, Border Security, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Global South) 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

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 relationship with China, India and Russia

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: its relationship with China, India and Russia (oil and gas industry, foreign direct investments, economic, technological cooperation, ties, trade balance) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mahdi Ahouie: Iran’s geographic complexity, defensive capacity, US military invasion

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: US military invasion, geographic complexity, defensive capacity (land attack, containment, incentives based approach, domestic resistance) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Donald Abelson: Think tanks – definition, their influence and US foreign policy

Interview with Donald Abelson on think tanks: definition, their influence and US foreign policy (Public Opinion, Ideas, Media, Non-ideological, Partisan, Defense, Research, Heritage, Brookings) Continue reading

17/12/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Andreas Behnke: NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War – Representing the West

Andreas Behnke is Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Politics and IR at the University of Reading. He obtained his MSc and his doctorate from Stockholm University. His current research projects include visuality as epistemology, the global politics … Continue reading

16/10/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Gérard Dussouy: Opposed to a Europe Dominated by Brussels – In Favour of a Federal European State

Gerard Dussouy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bordeaux, where he taught various fields of political sciences. His current research concerns Geopolitics, International Relations and Globalization. Next to writing the book that is subject of this interview, Professor Dussouy … Continue reading

05/09/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Pierre Verluise: Geopolitics of the EU Borders – Enlargement, how far?

Dr Pierre Verluise is Director of the French geopolitical magazine Diploweb.com. Moreover, he is Research Supervisor at Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS). Dr Verluise further works as Lecturer in Political Geography at the Magistère des Relations Internationales et … Continue reading

05/07/2013
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Iver Neumann: Diplomatic Sites – A Critical Enquiry

Iver B. Neumann is Montague Burton Professor at London School of Economics and also does research at NUPI. He is also adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a visiting professor at Belgrade University. His current research … Continue reading