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

Julien Zarifian: US Foreign Policy Towards Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Introducing Julien Zarifian

picture Julien ZarifianJulien Zarifian is Associate Professor (“Maître de conferences”) in American Studies at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, and Researcher with the CICC (“Civilisations et Identités Culturelles Comparées”), University of Cergy-Pontoise. He received his Ph.D. in Geopolitics from the French Institute of Geopolitics, Paris 8 University, in 2010. His Ph.D. dissertation dealt with US foreign policy towards the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia). Read more

Klaus Dodds: The Antarctic – A Very Short Introduction

Introducing Klaus Dodds

picture Klaus DoddsKlaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London and Editor of The Geographical Journal.

He has visited the Antarctic on four separate occasions and worked in sub-Antarctic islands such as South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. 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

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Council, Circumpolar Governance, Environmental Cooperation

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

Joël Plouffe: Arctic Claims of EU, China and India; Resource Exploration/Exploitation

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

Saul Cohen: Geopolitical Review 2012 – Events that Impacted US Foreign Policy

Introducing Saul Cohen

Saul CohenProfessor Saul Cohen is University Professor Emeritus at Hunter College and the City University of New York. He is also Editor of the Oxford World Atlas, among other positions. Professor Cohen obtained his PhD at Harvard University and is specialised in geopolitical theory and political geography. He has written extensively about political and economic geography, Israel and Middle East geography, education and environmental perception. In 2008, the second edition of his book “Geopolitics: the Geography of International Relations” was published. Read more

Dale Walton: American Role in the World, Geostrategic Behavior, Defense Studies

Introducing Dale Walton

Dale WaltonDr. C. Dale Walton is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Lindenwood University in St. Charles (Missouri, US). A US citizen, his previous career experience includes teaching International Relations at the University of Reading (UK) from 2007-12, serving on the faculty of the Defense and Strategic Studies Department at Missouri State University from 2001-07, and working as a Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy. As a PhD student at the University of Hull (UK), he was an H.B. Earhart Fellow. Read more

Simon Reid-Henry: Global Science, Development Ethics, Humanitarianism, Guantanamo

Introducing Simon Reid-Henry

Simon Reid-HenrySimon Reid-Henry is Reader in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He obtained his BA and PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. Since 2004 he has taught at Queen Mary, University of London, where in 2009 he was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Global Security and Development. Read more

Alasdair Pinkerton: Media geopolitics, BBC Radio, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter

Introducing Alasdair Pinkerton

Alasdair PinkertonDr Alasdair Pinkerton is a Lecturer in Geography & Geopolitics in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is particularly interested in issues related to critical geopolitics, the media, and the ‘international relations’ of public diplomacy. He has developed particular interests in the geopolitics of the South Atlantic (Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile) and South Asia (India and Pakistan). Read more