Stephen Saideman: NATO in Afghanistan – Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Introducing Stephen Saideman

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 on the mobilization of diaspora groups. Dr Saideman teaches courses on Civil-Military Relations and American Foreign and Defence Policy. Read more

Pádraig Carmody: A Spectre is Haunting Europe – Ghost Geopolitics in Russia and Ukraine

Introducing Pádraig Carmody

Pádraig Carmody lectures in Development Geography at TCD, from which he holds both a B.A. in Geography and History and M.Sc in Geography. He completed his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 1998, where he was a MacArthur Scholar. Subsequently he taught at the University of Vermont, Dublin City University and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Read more

Joseph Cerami: International Security, Strategic Studies, Military Education, US Army

Introducing Joseph Cerami

Joseph CeramiJoseph (Joe) Cerami joined the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2001. He holds a PhD from Penn State University’s School of Public Affairs, and teaches courses in national security policy and leadership studies in the Master’s Program in International Affairs. Dr Cerami was appointed as the founding director of the Bush School’s Public Service Leadership Program in 2002. Read more

Arthur Asa Berger: Understanding American Icons – An Introduction to Semiotics

Introducing Arthur Asa Berger

picture Arthur Asa BergerArthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication at San Francisco State University, where he taught from 1965 to 2003. He has published more than 100 articles and close to 70 books on media, popular culture, humor and tourism. His books have been translated into eight languages and fourteen of his books have been translated into Chinese. Read more

Julien Mercille: Cruel Harvest – US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade

Introducing Julien Mercille

picture Julien MercilleJulien Mercille is Lecturer at the School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy of the University College Dublin. Before receiving his PhD in geography from UCLA (Los Angeles, USA) in 2007, he obtained an MA in geography from the University of Kentucky (USA) and a BA in International Development Studies from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Read more

Nathalène Reynolds: Communist Party India, Left Movement, West Bengal, Naxalites

Nathalène ReynoldsIntroducing Nathalène Reynolds

Dr Nathalène Reynolds is Associate at the Pakistan Security Research Unit of Durham University, Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and member of the Banque d’Experts at the Réseau de recherche sur les opérations de paix (ROP) of the Université de Montréal. Read more

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

Introducing Andrea Teti

Andrea TetiDr Andrea Teti is Director of the Centre for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen, and Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Affairs. His research focuses on Mediterranean politics and political theory. He appeared on Al-Jazeera English and regularly contributes to OpenDemocracy on Egyptian and Italian politics. Read more

Harm de Blij: Why Geography Matters, More Than Ever

Introducing Harm de Blij

picture Harm de BlijBorn in the Netherlands, Harm de Blij went to primary and high school in Europe, received his B.Sc. from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and his Ph.D. in geography from Northwestern University in the United States. Specializing in environmental and geopolitical issues, he authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books and atlases. He was awarded five honorary degrees and was Professor of Geography at Michigan State University at the time of this interview. Read more

Arne Westad: Restless Empire – China and the World since 1750

Introducing Arne Westad

picture Arne WestadO. Arne Westad is one of the world’s foremost experts on both the Cold War and contemporary East Asian history, having won the Bancroft Prize, the Michael Harrington Award and the Akira Iriye International History Book Award for his seminal book The Global Cold War. A Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, he is also director of LSE IDEAS, a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy. His latest book, “Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750” has been named among the best for 2012 by the Financial Times and The Guardian. Read more

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Disputed Maritime Boundaries, Norway-Russia Border Treaty

Introducing Joël Plouffe

Joël PlouffeJoël Plouffe is a Research Fellow at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is also a Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Fellow (CDFAI), and is a US State Department International Visiting Program Alumni (IVLP Arctic Security 2012). His research interests and publications deal mainly with the Geopolitics of the Arctic, Regions of the Circumpolar North, Security, Defence, US-Canada Foreign Policy, and International Relations. Read more