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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Geopolitical Review 2012 – The Arab Spring in Egypt: From Uprising to Revolution?

This essay by Andrea Teti is part of the Geopolitical Review 2012 and discusses the aftermatch of the Arab Spring in Egypt 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 2012 – trends, events and risks

This contribution is part of the Geopolitical Review of 2010 that covers global, regional and local trends, events and risks. The contributors are Simon Dalby, Stuart Elden, Virginie Mamadouh and Gerard Toal 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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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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Alexandre Vautravers: Sea/air routes, arms industry/trade, military strategy

Interview with Alexandre Vautravers as part of the Geopolitical Passport series Sea/air routes, arms industry/trade, military strategy, technology, equipment) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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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
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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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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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Ian Storey: China, Asia-Pacific, US military capabilities, hegemony, balance of power

Interview with Ian Storey about China, Asia-Pacific, US military capabilities, hegemony, balance of power (strategic threat, regional peace, diplomatic dialogue, Free Trade Agreement) 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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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