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Letter from our Directors

23 March 2020

Brendan Simms and KC Lin address how the Centre is working in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tim Reilly "The Shape of Eurasia in the 21st Century"

Tim Reilly "The Shape of Eurasia in the 21st Century"

12 March 2020

On February 18th Tim Reilly of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge, presented some of his recent research on the evolving geography, economics, and politics of the Eurasian region (including the Arctic region) in the C21 to an audience drawn from academia, industry, the defence and intelligence sectors, and...

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Seminar "German Foreign Policy and Public Opinion” with Koerber Foundation

12 March 2020

On Thursday, the 27 th of February, the Centre of Geopolitics hosted a seminar on " German Foreign Policy and Public Opinion" which was conducted by the German Koerber Foundation in Cambridge. The seminar evolved around the Berlin Pulse survey produced by the Koerber Foundation every two years. Joshua Webb and Elisabeth...

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John Sfakianakis "Middle East: Political Economy of Lost Opportunities, Chaos and Uncertainty"

John Sfakianakis "Middle East: Political Economy of Lost Opportunities, Chaos and Uncertainty"

12 March 2020

On February 18th Dr John Sfakianakis, currently Chief Economist and Head of Research, Gulf Research Center in Riyadh, gave a stimulating talk on "The Middle East: political economy of lost opportunities, chaos and uncertainty." Dr Sfakianakis recounted his decades long work in the Middle East as an economist for...

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Religion & International Studies is joining the Centre

26 February 2020

The Centre of Geopolitics & Grand Strategy is pleased to announce that we have recently begun the process of integrating the Cambridge Initiative on Religion & International Studies ( CIRIS ) into the Centre. CIRIS had been based at Clare College, Cambridge for five years. 'The interplay between religion and...

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The Tragic Critic After 9/11: Reading Today's World

The Tragic Critic After 9/11: Reading Today's World

16 February 2020

On 27 January Dr. Jennifer Wallace gave a talk titled "The Tragic Critic After 9/11: Reading Today's World" to the Forum on Geopolitics. Bringing the perspective of a literary critic to a topic usually addressed by security specialists and political scientists, Dr. Wallace began her talk by discussing the imagery...

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Hubertus Jahn Lunchtime Talk

Hubertus Jahn Lunchtime Talk

16 February 2020

On 21 January 2020, Dr. Humbertus F. Jahn gave a lunchtime seminar to the Forum on Geopolitics on understanding the cultural, behavioral, and historical factors influencing contemporary Russian politics. Beginning with a illustrative overview of Putin's image, Dr. Jahn explained the various myths and historical legacies...

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Empire of the Mind: One of the five key books for understanding Iran's distrust of the west

23 January 2020

The Financial Times has recommended Empire of the Mind (Penguin, 2007) by Michael Axworthy (1962-2019) as one of the five key books for understanding Iran's distrust of the west. Michael was the founding director of the Westphalia for the Middle East initiative. His life and work will be honoured with a lecture from former...

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The Looming Water Crisis in China’s North: the greatest threat to its economic growth and political stability?

23 January 2020

On 14th November Charlie Parton, OBE, of The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) gave an in-depth and compelling talk on “The Looming Water Crisis in China’s North: the greatest threat to its economic growth and political stability?” He spent 22 years of his 37 year diplomatic career working in or on China, Hong Kong...

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‘Hitler: A Global Biography’ Review by Arthur Herman

9 December 2019

Click here to read Arthur Herman's book review on Professor Brendan Simm's "Hitler: A Global Biography" in the Wall Street Journal.

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