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

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

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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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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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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The geopolitics of renewable energy: different or similar to conventional energy?

David Criekemans publishes his paper The geopolitics of renewable energy: different or similar to the geopolitics of conventional energy? (Technology, Desertec, North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative, CO2 Emissions, Investments, Germany) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Western Sahara – territorial dispute, self-determination and the UN

Publication by Alex Chitty about Western Sahara: territorial dispute, self-determination and the UN (Polisario, Sahrawi, Plebiscite, MINURSO, Morocco, Río de Oro, Algeria, Mauritania 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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Ian Storey: China, ASEAN, bilateral relations, maritime boundary claims, diaspora

Interview with Ian Storey about China, ASEAN, bilateral relations, maritime boundary claims, diaspora (Chinese trade and investment ties, South Sea security, People’s Liberation Army, PLA) 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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Joël Plouffe: Arctic Disputed Maritime Boundaries, Norway-Russia Border Treaty

Interview with Joël Plouffe about Arctic Disputed Maritime Boundaries, Norway-Russia Border Treaty Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Joël Plouffe: Arctic Council, Circumpolar Governance, Environmental Cooperation

Interview with Joël Plouffe about Arctic Council, Circumpolar Governance, Environmental Cooperation Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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John Morrissey: subaltern narratives, biopolitical violence, strategic studies

Interview with John Morrissey as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (subaltern narratives, biopolitical violence, defense and strategic studies, geopolitical statecraft, Gaelic Ireland, imperialism, interventionism, superiority) 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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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
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Olivier Kempf: NATO – position of France, its cohesion and future enlargement

Interview with Olivier Kempf about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO): position of France, cohesion and future enlargement (Georgia, Ukraine, role) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
Comments Off on Jakub Grygiel: Great Powers, Geopolitical Change, Historical Context, Technology

Jakub Grygiel: Great Powers, Geopolitical Change, Historical Context, Technology

Interview with Jakub Grygiel as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Great Powers, Geopolitical Change, Historical Context, Technology, Geography) 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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Simon Dalby 1: Security Definition, Otherness, Cold War, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke

Interview with Simon Dalby about Security Definition, Otherness, Cold War, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke (Leviathan, Geographical Representations, Imaginations, Identity) Continue reading