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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.

Recent coverage of the Centre and our research

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.