Geopolitics Summer School

Introduction Are you looking for an inspiring, engaging and inclusive Geopolitics Summer School? Unfortunately, Editor Leonhardt cannot organize it at Maastricht University in 2020. This is due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Leonhardt’s Geopolitics Summer School normally consists of two modules: [CANCELLED

Geopolitics of Indian Ocean and China’s Belt and Road Initiative – Claude Rakisits (Geopolitical Trends in the 21st Century)

Introducing Claude Rakisits Claude Rakisits is a Honorary Associate Professor at both the Australian National University (Canberra) and Deakin University (Melbourne). He is an Associate with the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC as well. Dr

Geopolitics of US Hegemonic Decline and China’s Rising Power – Colin Flint (Geopolitical Trends in the 21st Century)

Introducing Colin Flint Colin Flint is a Distinguished Professor of Political Geography in the Department of Political Science at Utah State University. He has published research in leading international journals on the topics of geopolitics, war and peace, world-systems analysis,

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

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

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

Introducing Andreas Behnke Andreas 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,

Gérard Dussouy: Opposed to a Europe Dominated by Brussels – In Favour of a Federal European State

Introducing Gérard Dussouy Gerard Dussouy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bordeaux, where he taught various fields of political sciences. His current research concerns Geopolitics, International Relations and Globalization. Next to writing the book that is subject of this

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

Introducing Pierre Verluise Dr 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

Iver Neumann: Diplomatic Sites – A Critical Enquiry

Introducing Iver Neumann Iver B. Neumann is Montague Burton Professor at London School of Economics and also does research at NUPI. He is also adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and a visiting professor at Belgrade University.

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

Introducing Julien Mercille Julien 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

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

Introducing Julien Zarifian Julien 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

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

Interview with Takashi Yamazaki as part of the Geopolitical Passport series (Japan’s foreign policy, China, South/North-Korea, US militarization of Okinawa)

Melanie Hanif: India’s regional interests, identities, instability and integration

Interview with Melanie Hanif about India: regional interests, identities, instability and integration (Insecurity, Threats, Terrorism, Fundamentalism, National Cohesion, Territory, South Asia)

Melanie Hanif: India’s foreign policy, energy security and the nuclear deal

Interview with Melanie Hanif about India: foreign policy, energy security and the nuclear deal (US, international cooperation, negotiations, IBSA forum, BRIC summit, global position, economic growth, development, Cold War)

Mahdi Ahouie: 4-Iran’s relationship with China, India and Russia

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: its relationship with China, India and Russia (oil and gas industry, foreign direct investments, economic, technological cooperation, ties, trade balance)

Mahdi Ahouie: 3-Iran’s geographic complexity, defensive capacity, US military invasion

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: US military invasion, geographic complexity, defensive capacity (land attack, containment, incentives based approach, domestic resistance)

Mahdi Ahouie: 2-Iran’s nuclear program, Bushehr, Non Proliferation Treaty

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: nuclear program, Bushehr, Non Proliferation Treaty (power plant, reactor, International Atomic Energy Agency, highly enriched uranium)

Mahdi Ahouie: 1-Iran’s foreign policy objectives, security concerns, global position

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: foreign policy objectives, security concerns, global position (Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammad Mossadeq, Reza Shah, Iraq, Arab)

James Rogers: 3-European Union – Foreign policy, communitarianism and civilisation

Interview with James Rogers about European Union: foreign policy, communitarianism and civilisation (Minister, Nationalism, Identity, Languages, Social Democratic Political Systems, Projects)

Luiza Bialasiewicz: European Union – Geographical imaginations

Interview with Luiza Bialasiewicz about European Union: Geographical imaginations (Self Representation, Border Security, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Global South)