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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.
  • 28Nov

    The Centre for Geopolitics is launching a new military history working group, which will meet several times a term on Mondays at Fitzwilliam House. The group will bring together Cambridge-based scholars working on the history of war and the military to discuss each other’s work and approaches.

  • 29Nov

    The blockade of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey during the Great War is well-known. Some apologists for the blockade have noted that while the 1909 Declaration of London required that certain procedures be followed subsequent to and during a blockade, it was never ratified by the House of Lords and thus was not legally binding.

  • 30Nov

    Although the Taiwanese state is often excluded from international organisations, Rawnsley has noted how Taiwan’s civil society often actually has soft power advantages over China. One such realm is in the Global Greens, the network of international Green Parties.

  • 01Dec

    In this talk, professor John M. Hobson takes on two Western-centric narratives of the rise of the global economic order (c.1500–2020): the Eurocentric and the critical ‘Eurofetishist’, both of which exaggerate the role of the West in the creation of globalization and the global economy.

  • 06Dec

    A plethora of work on Chinese foreign policy has sought to decipher what China wants, what its strategies are, and how it implements (or fails to implement) its designs. These efforts have produced a number of sophisticated analyses that provide valuable insights into various aspects of Chinese international behaviour.

  • 07Dec

    The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth filled the map from the Eastern Baltic to the Black Sea during the early modern period, after the 1569 Union of Lublin solidified a personal union between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Du