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

Pierre Verluise: Geopolitics of the EU Borders – Enlargement, how far?

Introducing Pierre Verluise

Verluise_smallDr Pierre Verluise is Director of the French geopolitical magazine Diploweb.com. Moreover, he is Research Supervisor at Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS).

Dr Verluise further works as Lecturer in Political Geography at the Magistère des Relations Internationales et Action à l’Étranger (MRIAE) of Université Paris I, Sorbonne.

Saul Cohen: Geopolitical Review 2011 – Global events and 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

Leonhardt van Efferink: EU-Russian Gas Trade – Nord Stream, South Stream and Nabucco Pipelines


Leonhardt van EfferinkLeonhardt van Efferink is Editor of ExploringGeopolitics, Founding Director of GeoMeans Strategic Environment Analysis and PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. He holds Master’s degrees in Geopolitics, Territory and Security (King’s College London) and Financial Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam). 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

Federico Bordonaro: 3-Russia’s global position, Eastern Europe and energy policy

Introducing Federico Bordonaro

Federico BordonaroDr Federico Bordonaro (1972) has studied in Rome and Paris, where he achieved his Ph.D. in European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP).

He is professor of geopolitics at COESPU (Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units, Italy) and at various Master courses in Italian universities. Read more

Elmar Hellendoorn: External problems for Europe’s energy policy – A brief geopolitical analysis


Elmar HellendoornElmar Hellendoorn is Postgraduate student at College of Europe. Before, he studied History (BA) and International Relations (MA) at the University of Utrecht. Read more

Michael Strauss: Territorial leasing and boundary conflicts

Introducing Michael Strauss

Michael StraussMichael Strauss (Philadelphia, 1953) is currently Lecturer in International Relations at the Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques in Paris. Read more

Timothy Boon von Ochssée: Russia and the US in a New World Energy Order

Timothy Boon von Ochssée

Introducing Timothy Boon von Ochssée

Timothy Boon von Ochssée is a researcher at the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) and works on a PhD about the global gas market. Read more