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Read more at: Event report: Israel and the Gulf: a new chapter for the Middle East?
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Event report: Israel and the Gulf: a new chapter for the Middle East?

2 April 2021

by Philipp Hirsch , Research Assistant On the 24 March, the Centre for Geopolitics hosted a panel on Israeli-Gulf relations, discussing the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and both the UAE and Bahrain in August 2020 through the Abraham Accords. Speakers were Sanam Vakil (Chatham House), John Raine (...


Read more at: IR2P Symposium - Call for Papers
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IR2P Symposium - Call for Papers

30 March 2021

The journal Global Responsibility to Protect , the Centre for Grand Strategy at King’s College London, and the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge will convene an online symposium between 6-7 September 2021 on Intervention and Responsibility to Protect: Past, Present, & Futures . About the symposium...


Read more at: Centre for Geopolitics launches podcast channel

Centre for Geopolitics launches podcast channel

10 March 2021

The Centre for Geopolitics has this week launched Cambridge Geopolitics Conversations , our new podcast channel. The podcast will feature conversations with people across academia, government, civil society, politics and business to discuss major geopolitical issues, past, present and future. Each of our podcast series...


Read more at: Baltic Programme Launch

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
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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...