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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems

Recent coverage of the Centre and our research

30 July 2023 – Charles Clarke writes on Nuclear Risk Reduction in the Baltic Region in The New European online after the Centre for Geopolitics webinar on the same subject.

08 July 2023 – John Nilsson-Wright contributes to an article in Korea JoongAng Daily on Japan/Korea relationships post.

July 2023 – John Nilsson-Wright essay appears in an Asia Policy paper on how countries are adopting different strategies in approaching the Indo-Pacific.

25 June 2023 – John Nilsson-Wright is a studio guest on the BBC World Service programme “Weekend” speaking on many subjects over three 50 minute segments.

20 June 2023 – Timothy Less writes in Engelsberg Ideas about the risk of China US rivalry dividing the European Union.

21 May 2023 - Professor William Hurst is mentioned in Are we in a new Cold War? Experts remain divided but all warn of danger of Vladimir Putin for iNews.

21 May 2023 – Professor Brendan Simms and the Centre for Geopolitics referred to in an article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

20 May 2023 - The Centre is mentioned by Tony Barber, who writes Europe Express Weekend for Financial Times.

17 May 2023 - 9DASHLINE publishes Guns before butter? Multi-dimensional diplomacy in China-Europe relations by Professor William Hurst.

4 May 2023 - The center is mentioned by Air Vice-Marshal Mike Hart in Nord Stream: Russia has mined European undersea pipelines and cables, Nato fears for The Times.

19 April 2023 - Dr William Figueroa discusses Middle East Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics with Jacques deLisle of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

13 April 2023 - Dr William Figueroa discusses The Risks and Rewards of China's New Mideast Diplomacy on The China-Global South Podcast.

5 April 2023 – Professor William Hurst interviewed by Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridge about Donald Trump.

24 March 2023 - Dr William Figueroa contributes Iran-Saudi Normalization: A Regional Process with Chinese Characteristics to Foreign Policy Research Institute.

22 March 2023 - The Diplomat publishes China in Russia, Japan in Ukraine: Asian Powers Enter International Diplomacy by Dr William Figueroa.

18 March 2023 – Professor Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman write in the Telegraph Online on the historic precedent of a possible alliance between Russia and China.

3 February 2023 - Engelsberg Ideas publishes Disraeli and the Rothschilds provide a study in the power of political patronage by Suzanne Raine.

26 January 2023 - Professor Brendan Simms writes Trust is the key to geopolitical strength for Engelsberg Ideas.

10 December 2022 - The Diplomant publishes Xi Jinping’s Trip to Riyadh Is About More Than Saudi-US Relations by Dr William Figueroa.

5 December 2022 – Professor William Hurst writes in Time magazine about Chinese protests.

24 November 2022 - Suzanne Raine writes Robert Louis Stevenson knew about guerrilla warfare for Engelsberg Ideas.

19 November 2022 – Professor William Hurst appears on “Live with Lizzie Lee”, a video channel in The China Project, answering questions on about street protests in China.

4 November 2022 - Suzanne Raine's Superforecasting will not save us is published in Engelsberg Ideas.

19 October 2022 - The New Statesman publishes How oil become the world’s most contested resource by Professor Brendan Simms.

5 October 2022 - Engelsberg Ideas publishes Putin’s propaganda is parroting Al-Qaeda’s anti-Western grievances by Suzanne Raine.

3 October 2022 - Professor Brendon Simms contributes Charles III — why not make him King-Emperor of Europe? to Engelsberg Ideas.

12 August 2022 - Professor Brendan Simms asks What is England really made of? in Engelsberg Ideas.

5 August 2022 - Suzanne Raine writes The shifting fortunes of IS-Khorasan for Engelsberg Ideas.

5 July 2022 - Engelsberg Ideas publishes Keeping it simple: how technology shapes the terror threat by Suzanne Raine.

1 Jun 2022 - Suzanne Raine's Element of surprise — the West needs to be more unpredictable is published in Engelsberg Ideas.

11 March 2022 - Engelsberg Ideas publishes Time running out in China’s waiting game — The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order by Rush Doshi review by Professor Brendan Simms.

3 March 2022 - Suzanne Raine writes Knowing Russia was going to invade Ukraine was not enough for Engelsberg Ideas.

28 February 2022 - The New Statesman publishes Valiant Ukrainians put much of Europe to shame by Professor Brendan Simms.

3 November 2021 - What Hitler's War with America reveals about today's great power rivalries, write Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman in the New Statesmen

20 October 2021 - Hitler's American Gamble, by Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman review, in The Times.

8 September 2021 - Suzanne Raine is quoted in the Guardian article What next for American foreign policy?

8 September 2021 - Suzanne Raine writes for - The War Might be Over, but ‘Yesterday’s Problem’ has Not Gone Away

24 August 2021 - Suzanne Raine's A contested Afghanistan could be even worse is published in Engelsberg Ideas. 

29 July 2021 - publishes An Inclusive Maritime Order: Southeast Asian Experiences of Maritime Cooperation in the South China Sea by Christian Schultheisis.

15 July 2021 - Engelsberg Ideas publishes Wise warnings matter even more in this age of pandemics and big data by Suzanne Raine

9 June 2021 - Suzanne Raine discusses Iraq, with Rick Edwards on the Imperial War Museum's Conflict of Interest podcast.

21 May 2021 - Christian Scheultheisis writes Charting a peaceful course for the Eastern Mediterranean Sea Disputes for the European Leadership Network.

10 February 2021 - Professor Brendan Simms and Rt Hon Charles Clarke discuss Why Britain Matters in The New Statesman.

22 January 2021 - Suzanne Raine explains how Half of the National Risk Register is Missing on

12 September 2020 - The singer and musician Marc Almond is reading Professor Brendan Simms's Hitler biography. 

08 August 2020 - Professor Brendan Simms's book titled Britain's Europe: A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation is included in Boris Johnson's 2020 summer reading list

24 July 2020 - Kun-Chin Lin is quoted in Two great cities stand in peril by Mark Wheatley at Global Vision. 

20 July 2020 - Suzanne Raine writes The Covid-19 pandemic is teaching us the cost of privacy in the New Statesman.

30 June 2020 - Judd Birdsall, Director of the Centre's Initiative on Religion & International Studies, is one of nine experts quoted in the article Will International Religious Freedom Survive the Trump Administration? in Christianity Today.  

15 June 2020 - Gideon Rachman’s opinion piece A very Swedish sort of failure in the Financial Times quoted speakers at the Centre's 10 June panel discussion Sweden Stands Alone.

8 June 2020 - The Guardian's article UK diplomats fear end of special relationship if Trump re-elected quotes Rory Stewart and Sir John Sawers' remarks from the Centre's 7 May panel discussion Leadership or Survival: What should the UK prioritise in foreign and national security policy after Covid-19?

13 May 2020 - Suzanne Raine writes What is wrong with evidence-based policy making? in the New Statesman.

March 2020 - Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East - Ethics & International Affairs : Ethics & International Affairs

28 February - Timothy Less writes Bosnia's 'Second Collapse' is Starting to Look Inevitable in Balkan Insight

January/February 2020 - Book review of Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East in Foreign Affairs

22 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

1 November 2019 - Professor Brendan Simms discusses his new biography on Adolf Hitler with Christiane Amanpour at CNN

1 November 2019 - Timothy Less writes Re-ordering The Balkans in Demostat

17 October 2019 - Timothy Less writes EU Enlargement: The Balkans Brexit Fallout in Balkan Insight  

March 2019 - Kun-Chin Lin Lin writes “Ports, Shipping and Grand Strategy in the Indo-Pacific” in Infrastructure, Ideas, and Strategy in the Indo-Pacific, ed. John Hemmings, The Henry Jackson Society.

12 January 2019 -  Brendan Simms and Kun-Chin Lin write The Dragon vs the Bear in The Spectator.

17 October 2018 - Timothy Less writes The great schism that could pull the EU apart in the New Statesman  

10 August 2018 - Foreign Policy article Meet the Middle East's Peace of Westphalia Reenactors:Can a series of far-flung, high-level conferences bring peace to the Middle East by applying lessons from 17th-century Europe?

22 December 2016 - Michael Axworthy and Patrick Milton writeThe Myth of Westphalia: Understanding its True Legacy Could Help the Middle East in Foreign Affairs 

10 October 2016 - Michael Axworthy and Patrick Milton write A Westphalian Peace for the Middle East: Why an Old Framework Could Work in Foreign Affairs

26 January 2016 - Ending the new Thirty Years War: Why the real history of the Peace of Westphalia in 17th-centruy Europe offers a model for bringing stability to the Middle East by Brendan Simms, Michael Axworthy and Patrick Milton in New Statesman.