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Baltic Programme Launch

25 January 2021

The ‘Baltic Geopolitics’ project of the Centre for Geopolitics got off to a flying start at its launch on Wednesday, 20 January 2021, which was attended by almost 300 people. It was opened by H.E. Kersti Kajulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia. The former Home Secretary Charles Clarke, who is leading this...


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Call for Papers

15 January 2021

Applied History and Contemporary Geopoltics - Call for Papers We invite proposals for a new seminar series on ‘Applied History and Contemporary Geopolitics.’ This Institute for Historical Research Partnership Seminar Series is convened by the Engelsberg Applied History Programme; the Centre for Grand Strategy at King’s...


Read more at: University of Cambridge launches Baltic Geopolitics Programme
Baltic Programme Launch

University of Cambridge launches Baltic Geopolitics Programme

6 January 2021

The Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge is launching a Baltic Geopolitics Programme with the aim of increasing understanding of the geopolitics of the Baltic and the UK's role in it, which is particularly important in the context of the UK leaving the EU. The Programme’s launch event will be on Wednesday...


Read more at: Event report - One Belt One Road: Train Wreck or Masterstroke?
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Event report - One Belt One Road: Train Wreck or Masterstroke?

15 December 2020

China’s “Belt-and-Road Initiative” (BRI) is Beijing’s largest and most ambitious foreign policy project in recent history. Some view it has the country’s path to global domination. Others point to its underlying weaknesses and inherent contradictions. Only this week, the Chinese foreign ministry admitted that due to the...


Read more at: Event report - The 2020 Engelsberg Annual Lecture on International Order
Dr Nadia Schadlow

Event report - The 2020 Engelsberg Annual Lecture on International Order

9 December 2020

“Strategy - The Pursuit of Freedom of Action” by Dr Nadia Schadlow “The essence of strategy is the struggle for freedom of action.” This quote by French general and military thinker André Beaufre was at the heart of Dr. Nadia Schadlow’s talk on the occasion of this year’s Engelsberg Annual Lecture on International Order...


Read more at: Dr. Kun-Chin Lin Awarded Grants from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Dr. Kun-Chin Lin Awarded Grants from Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

2 December 2020

The Trustees of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have each awarded a grant to Dr. Kun-Chin Lin, who serves as a University Lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge and as the Acting Director of the Centre for Geopolitics. These grants will help finance the costs of...


Read more at: Event report - Challenges to Japan’s Leadership in Asia and the World

Event report - Challenges to Japan’s Leadership in Asia and the World

18 November 2020

In September, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe resigned, having shaped Japanese politics as head of government since 2012. His successor, Yoshihide Suga, faces the challenge of navigating Japan through the fallout of the COVID crisis and dealing with an increasingly assertive China. On the 12 th of November, the Centre...


Read more at: Event Report: Are we at the end of the long twentieth century?

Event Report: Are we at the end of the long twentieth century?

30 October 2020

On the 20 th October, the Centre for Geopolitics, in collaboration with the university’s Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) assembled an expert panel to discuss the question of whether we are at the end of the long twentieth century. Professor Jason Sharman (King’s College and Departmental Head at...


Read more at: Event report: Centre partners with Cambridge in America for contested American election transitions panel

Event report: Centre partners with Cambridge in America for contested American election transitions panel

28 October 2020

Is this year’s US presidential election unprecedented, or have we been here before? How did we get here? And what happens next? These are just some of the questions that were discussed in a highly engaging event put on by the Centre for Geopolitics in collaboration with Cambridge in America. The panel conversation brought...


Read more at: New report on 'Pandemic Politics in South Asia'
Pandemic Politics in South Asia

New report on 'Pandemic Politics in South Asia'

25 September 2020

The Centre for Geopolitics has published a new report on Pandemic Politics in South Asia . Authored by Matt Nelson, currently based in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne, the report argues that the coronavirus pandemic has not initiated new trends in the Muslim politics of South Asia but has instead fostered...