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Read more at: Event Report: Ostseepolitik: New German Defence Strategies and Old Geopolitical Concerns
Ostseepolitik

Event Report: Ostseepolitik: New German Defence Strategies and Old Geopolitical Concerns

10 June 2022

On 27 February 2022, Chancellor Olaf Scholz, prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, announced a change in defensive strategy that many commentators never thought a German leader would unveil. Styled by Scholz as a Zeitenwende or historic turning point, he declared that Germany would exceed the goal of NATO members to...


Read more at: Simms & McGregor release 'The Silver Waterfall. How America won the war in the Pacific at Midway' to critical acclaim
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Simms & McGregor release 'The Silver Waterfall. How America won the war in the Pacific at Midway' to critical acclaim

26 May 2022

On 17 May, Centre Director Brendan Simms co-published a book to mark the eightieth anniversary of the battle of Midway. It was immediately hailed by the Sunday Telegraph as ‘the best account yet’ of the encounter. Midway was an iconic battle. The Japanese had run riot across the Pacific after Pearl Harbor in early December...


Read more at: Update on the Indo-Pacific Programme
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Update on the Indo-Pacific Programme

26 May 2022

By Professor Bill Hurst , The last several weeks have seen a rapid escalation of geopolitical tensions and debates across Asia, from Zero Covid and fishing to the Quad, Taiwan, the IPEF, economic recovery, and the potential policies of Australia’s new government. We’ve been doing our best to keep pace with this dynamic and...


Read more at: Event report: The Baltic contribution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991
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Event report: The Baltic contribution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991

1 April 2022

By Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Joint Leader of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme The first major in-person Symposium of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme – The Baltic contribution to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 – took place in the Theatre at Peterhouse on Wednesday 23 March 23 and also marked the first anniversary...


Read more at: Expansion of the Baltic Geopolitics Network
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Expansion of the Baltic Geopolitics Network

1 April 2022

By Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Joint Leader of the Baltic Geopolitics Programme The Baltic Geopolitics Network met in person on March 24 th , the day after the successful Symposium. It decided to expand its membership to include, as well as its founder members ( University of Cambridge, Centre for Geopolitics, University of...


Read more at: Event Report: External influences in the Baltic state-building after the Great War
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Event Report: External influences in the Baltic state-building after the Great War

11 February 2022

The end of the Great War brought about a new era for Europe in many respects, not least for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia which emerged independent for the very first time. The new states were small and thus found their initial assertions of sovereignty influenced by the interests and influences of great powers. The arena...


Read more at: Between Britain and Europe: 100 years of Irish-German diplomatic relations

Between Britain and Europe: 100 years of Irish-German diplomatic relations

2 December 2021

It has been nearly one hundred years since the Irish Free State first possessed a representative in Germany and ninety-two years since the two countries established official diplomatic links. Throughout these (almost) one hundred years, Ireland and Germany grappled with significant changes to the nature of their...


Read more at: Event report: Hitler's American Gamble
Hitler's American Gamble

Event report: Hitler's American Gamble

2 December 2021

On 24 November, Professor Brendan Simms and Dr Charlie Laderman discussed their new book ‘Hitler’s American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and the German March to Global War’ in conversation with the prominent television presenter and historian Jonathan Dimbleby. Over the course of an hour-long webinar, the panelists examined the...


Read more at: Launch of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy
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Launch of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy

24 November 2021

The Centre for Geopolitics is pleased to announce its membership of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy (AJI), dedicated to supporting and mentoring the next generation of historically-minded scholars and practitioners in statecraft, strategy, and diplomacy. Generously supported by the Axel and...


Read more at: We bid adieu to Dr Patrick Milton
Towards a westphalia for the middle east

We bid adieu to Dr Patrick Milton

25 October 2021

As the strand leader of the Westphalia project, Milton carried out research, produced publications, and conducted political and public engagement through events and talks. The chief publication output has been the project monograph Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East (Hurst: London, 2018), co-authored with Michael...


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