Takashi Yamazaki: Japan’s foreign policy, China, South/North-Korea, US militarization of Okinawa

Introducing Takashi Yamazaki

Takashi YamazakiTakashi Yamazaki is Professor of Geography at Osaka City University in Japan. Moreover, he is a steering committee member of the Commission of Political Geography (International Geographical Union), and co-chair of Research Committee 15 (Political and Cultural Geography, International Political Science Association). Read more

Philippe Moreau Defarges: Overpopulation, geopolitical actors, world governance, Institut Français des Relations Internationales, IFRI

Introducing Philippe Moreau Defarges

Philippe Moreau DefargesPhilippe Moreau Defarges (1943) is Editor of the think-tank French Institute of International Relations (IFRI, Paris). Furthermore, he teaches at Sciences Po Paris. Mr Moreau Defarges is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and has studied at the French Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA). In the past, he worked for the French Foreign Office, mostly on European issues. Read more

Colin Flint: Unjust wars, nation-states, atlases, nuclear weapons proliferation

Introducing Colin Flint

Colin Flint

Colin Flint (Epsom, Surrey, 1965) obtained his PhD at the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1995. He is currently Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Flint is a political geographer with research interests in war, militarization, and just war theory. Read more

Gérard Dussouy: Systemic geopolitics, physical geography, reductionist theories

Introducing Gérard Dussouy

picture Gerard DussouyDr Gérard Dussouy (1945, Saint Jean de Luz) has studied economics, geography and political science.

Currently, Mr Dussouy -who holds the French nationality- is professor in Geopolitics at the University of Bordeaux.

His third book in the series “Traité de Relations Internationales” -about globalisation- appeared in 2009. Read more

Virginie Mamadouh: Geopolitics in the 2000s

Introducing Virginie Mamadouh

Virginie MamadouhDr Virginie Mamadouh is Associate Professor in Political and Cultural Geography at the University of Amsterdam. Dr Mamadouh is further involved with a number of journals such as Geopolitics and Political Geography. Her research interests include geopolitics and globalisation; transnationalism and ‘new media’; (transnational) migration and territorial identities; electoral geography and urban social movements. Read more

Gerry Kearns: Halford Mackinder, contextual history, comparative approach

Introducing Gerry Kearns

Gerry KearnsGerry Kearns is Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. After being an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Cambridge (UK), he has worked in Departments of Geography at the Universities of Liverpool (UK), Wisconsin-Madison (USA), and Cambridge (UK). Mr Kearns researches topics in historical, political, and medical geography.

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Simon Dalby: Environmental change, security, injustice, power, humanity, evil empire

Introducing Simon Dalby

Simon DalbySimon Dalby obtained his Ph.D. (on cold war geopolitics) at Simon Fraser University. He is Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, teaching courses in political geography, and co-editor of the journal Geopolitics. Professor Dalby is specialised in critical geopolitics, environmental security and the geographical dimensions of global politics. Read more

Claude Rakisits: The Afghanistan–Pakistan vortex – Taliban, Al Qaida and Swat Valley


picture RakisitsDr Claude Rakisits (1956) was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and holds the Australian and Swiss nationality. He holds a PhD in Political Science and a B.A (Hons) in International Relations.Dr. Rakisits is specialized in Pakistan and Africa and currently works as Adjunct Professor in International Relations at Webster University (Geneva). Read more

Klaus Dodds: Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, Antarctic, mapping, films, cartoons


picture Klaus DoddsKlaus Dodds (London, 1969) completed degrees in geography and political science before obtaining his PhD at the University of Bristol. He is currently Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London. Professor Dodds is also editorial board member of several journals including “Geopolitics” and “Political Geography”. Read more

Federico Bordonaro: Rediscovering Spykman – the Rimland, Geography of Peace and Foreign Policy

Introducing Federico Bordonaro

BordonaroDr. Federico Bordonaro is associate professor of geopolitics at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (COESPU, Italy) and lecturer at Rome’s university “La Sapienza”.He is senior analyst with the Power and Interest News Report and Equilibri.net, two organizations that collect open sources to provide conflict analysis. Read more