Andreas Behnke: NATO’s Security Discourse after the Cold War – Representing the West

Introducing Andreas Behnke

Behnke_smallAndreas Behnke is Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Politics and IR at the University of Reading. He obtained his MSc and his doctorate from Stockholm University. His current research projects include visuality as epistemology, the global politics of fashion, the role of drones in the transformation of war and sovereignty, and the role of NATO in the post-9/11 era. 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

Gerard Toal: Ireland, Bosnia, Russia-Georgia, Global Crash, Pandemic, Nuclear War

Introducing Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail)

Gerard ToalDr Gerard Toal is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region (US). He studied History and Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, between 1979 and 1982. He then studied political geography with Dr John O’Loughlin at the University of Illinois between 1982 and 1984, minoring in Latin American and African Studies. Read more

John Morrissey: subaltern narratives, biopolitical violence, strategic studies

Introducing John Morrissey

John MorrisseyDr John Morrissey is a political and cultural geographer at National University of Ireland, Galway, where he is Director of the Masters in Environment, Society and Development. Dr Morrissey did his undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin and his PhD at the University of Exeter. He has recently completed an MA in Academic Practice at NUI Galway’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Read more

Gertjan Dijkink: Geopolitical Knowledge 1 – the Netherlands, Bosnia and the language of power

Introducing Gertjan Dijkink

Gertjan DijkinkUntil his retirement in early 2011, Dr Gertjan Dijkink worked as Associate professor of political and cultural geography at the University of Amsterdam. He is also author of the frequently quoted book “National Identity and Geopolitical Visions: Maps of Pride and Pain”. This is part 1 of “Are There National Differences In Geopolitical Knowledge?”, the farewell speech he gave at the University of Amsterdam on 26 January 2011. You can go to part 2 by clicking on this link. Read more

Gertjan Dijkink: Geopolitical Knowledge 2 – Dutch, French and American newspapers on Afghanistan

Introducing Gertjan Dijkink

Gertjan DijkinkUntil his retirement in early 2011, Dr Gertjan Dijkink worked as Associate professor of political and cultural geography at the University of Amsterdam. He is also author of the frequently quoted book “National Identity and Geopolitical Visions: Maps of Pride and Pain”. This is part 2 of “Are There National Differences In Geopolitical Knowledge?”, the farewell speech he gave at the University of Amsterdam on 26 January 2011. You can go to part 1 by clicking on this link. Read more

Alex Jeffrey: Bosnian war, reconciliation, civil society, transitional justice

Introducing Alex Jeffrey

Alex JeffreyDr Alex Jeffrey is a Lecturer in Political Geography in the School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology at Newcastle University. Following doctoral study at Durham University supervised by Joe Painter and Luiza Bialasiewicz, his research has focused on the governance of post-conflict environments, particularly the former Yugoslavia, and the role of nongovernmental organizations in fostering democracy. Moreover, Dr Jeffrey has recently collaborated with Joe Painter on the book “Political Geography and Introduction to Space and Power” and with Anoop Nayak on the book “Geographical Thought”. Read more

William Worster: Sovereignty – Two Competing Theories of State Recognition – William Worster

Introducing William Worster

William WorsterWilliam Worster (1972, Boston, USA) currently serves as a lecturer at the Hague University, in the Hague, Netherlands; Research Director International Law of the Bynkershoek Institute at the Hague University; and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Read more

Olivier Kempf: NATO – position of France, its cohesion and future enlargement

Introducing Olivier Kempf

KempfOlivier Kempf (Paris, 1963) obtained a Master in Economy at Sciences-Po Paris.

Currently, he teaches the subject “L’OTAN au XXIe siècle” at this university. Read more

Igor Okunev: Federalism, autonomy and conflict resolution

Introducing Igor Okunev

Igor Okunev (St. Petersburg, 1986) holds the Russian nationality and graduated in Intercultural Communication (MA) at St. Petersburg University. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the Moscow Institute of International Relations. Moreover, Mr Okunev is President of the Student Department of the Russian Political Science Association. Read more