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Read more at: Episode 37: Realpolitik

Episode 37: Realpolitik

Suzanne and Ali discuss the origins of the term and ask how states navigate between pursuit of their interests and being true to their values and ideals. About the hosts: Suzanne Raine is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University. She served for 24 years in the British Foreign and...


Read more at: Episode 36: China and BRICS

Episode 36: China and BRICS

Professor Bill Hurst joins Suzanne to explore what — if anything — the expansion of the BRICS signifies for those countries joining and for China, and look at how to interpret indicators about the current state of the Chinese economy. About the hosts: Suzanne Raine is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at...


Read more at: Episode 35: Heroic Leadership

Episode 35: Heroic Leadership

Suzanne and Ali are joined by Air Marshal (Retd) Ed Stringer to look at what defines heroic leadership, whether it can be taught and whether the idea of the genius leader is fit for today's challenges. The hosts: Suzanne Raine is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University. She served for 24...


Read more at: Episode 34: The geopolitics of climate change

Episode 34: The geopolitics of climate change

Ali and Suzanne are joined by Professor Mike Hulme, a climate change specialist, and author of Climate Change Isn’t Everything, who argues that the current approach to climate change targets and deadlines oversimplifies a complex problem and makes it less likely that we will meet them. The hosts: Suzanne Raine is an...


Read more at: Episode 33: Rethinking authoritarian resilience

Episode 33: Rethinking authoritarian resilience

Ali and Suzanne discuss the idea of ‘authoritarian resilience’, the broader relationship between theory and practice, and how we should avoid becoming prisoners of paradigms. The hosts: Suzanne Raine is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University. She served for 24 years in the British...


Read more at: Authoritarian Resilience
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Authoritarian Resilience

By Suzanne Raine and Professor Brendan Simms Whatever his motives, the challenge to the Generals and to Putin by Yevgeny Prigozhin in Russia reminded us – if we needed reminding – how contingent political change can be. Analysts seek to predict when regimes might fall, but given that the firmness of state control is not an...


Read more at: On Geopolitics Episode 32: The battle for global resources

On Geopolitics Episode 32: The battle for global resources

Ali and Suzanne are joined by Richard Williams of Bunker Hill Mining Corporation to explore global competition for resource, and look at how and whether the US aim to 'de-risk' global supply will work in practice. The hosts: Suzanne Raine is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University. She...


Read more at: On Geopolitics Episode 31: Japan, South Korea and the US

On Geopolitics Episode 31: Japan, South Korea and the US

Ali and Suzanne are joined by Centre Affiliate Dr John Nilsson-Wright to consider this trilateral relationship in the run-up to the G7. The hosts: Suzanne Raine is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University. She served for 24 years in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on foreign...


Read more at: Deepening trilateralism
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Deepening trilateralism

By Dr John Nilsson-Wright , Centre Affiliate Ahead of the G7 summit meeting, hosted by Japan from May 19-21 in Hiroshima, there have been signs of strengthening trilateral coordination between the United States and its two principal Northeast Asian allies, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK). In part this reflects some...


Read more at: On Geopolitics Episode 30: The geopolitics of the UK Union
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On Geopolitics Episode 30: The geopolitics of the UK Union

Ali and Suzanne are joined by the Centre's Dr Hugo Bromley to consider the historical drivers behind the formation of the UK Union and their relevance today. The hosts: Suzanne Raine is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University. She served for 24 years in the British Foreign and...