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Read more at: Decline reading group end of term report

Decline reading group end of term report

26 June 2017

In 2017 the Forum on Geopolitics convened a reading group for a series of eight discussions titled: ‘From Thucydides to Trump. Decline in History.’ The reading group investigated the causes of the decline of nations, empires and civilizations, bringing together participants from the fields of history, law, business, public policy, urban studies, physics, and ecology. The group read texts by Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, Ibn Khaldun, Machiavelli, Rousseau, Hegel, Nietzsche, and social theorist Joseph Tainter. The texts were chosen for their theoretical power, intellectual rigour, and capacity to shed light on the state of the world in the twenty-first century. In a future effort, the Forum hopes to expand its scope of inquiry by addressing the problem of developing grand strategy in the context of decline.


Read more at: Forum on Geopolitics hosts former Catalonian president

Forum on Geopolitics hosts former Catalonian president

26 June 2017

The Forum on Geopolitics was honoured to host Artur Mas, the 129th president of the Generalitat of Catalonia.


Read more at: Forum on Geopolitics Triple Bill on Brexit Report
Forum on Geopolitics Triple Bill on Brexit Report

Forum on Geopolitics Triple Bill on Brexit Report

5 June 2017

The University of Cambridge’s Forum on Geopolitics is pleased to present this report of a series of three events held in May focusing on Brexit as part of its “Britain and Europe” research projects.


Read more at: Michael Gove gives talk to Forum on Geopolitics

Michael Gove gives talk to Forum on Geopolitics

12 May 2017

The Forum on Geopolitics hosts Michael Gove


Read more at: Michael Gove gives talk to Forum on Geopolitics

Michael Gove gives talk to Forum on Geopolitics

12 May 2017

On 5 May the Forum on Geopolitics was delighted to host Michael Gove in the Department of Politics and International Studies


Read more at: Westphalia for the Middle East Berlin Workshop

Westphalia for the Middle East Berlin Workshop

7 May 2017

The Forum on Geopolitics, in collaboration with the Körber Foundation, held the third workshop of the second phase of its joint project, ‘A Westphalia for the Middle East’, in Berlin on 27-28 April 2017. The project seeks to draw inspiration from the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years War in 1648, in order...


Read more at: Report on Workshop- 'Elements of a Regional Peace Settlement for the Middle East'- Amman, Jordan 22-23 January 2017
Report on Workshop- 'Elements of a Regional Peace Settlement for the Middle East'- Amman, Jordan 22-23 January 2017

Report on Workshop- 'Elements of a Regional Peace Settlement for the Middle East'- Amman, Jordan 22-23 January 2017

14 March 2017

The Forum on Geopolitics of the University of Cambridge and the Körber Foundation are pleased to present this report of the January 2017 workshop 'Elements of a Regional Peace Settlement for the Middle East' held in Amman, Jordan as part of the Westphalia for the Middle East project . Opening Remarks by Prince Faisal Ibn...


Read more at: Donald Trump: The Making of a World View
Donald Trump: The Making of a World View

Donald Trump: The Making of a World View

26 January 2017

“When Donald Trump enters the White House, he will do so with a worldview that has been constantly advanced and relatively consistently articulated in countless statements over the past three decades. Don't say he didn't warn you.”


Read more at: Series report: "A Westphalia for the Middle East Phase I"
Series report: "A Westphalia for the Middle East Phase I"

Series report: "A Westphalia for the Middle East Phase I"

12 October 2016

Report on Phase One of the seminar series and project “A Westphalia for the Middle East” Dr. Michael Axworthy (University of Exeter) Dr. Patrick Milton (Freie Universität Berlin) Prof. Brendan Simms (University of Cambridge) Contents Summary of themes and main results The Middle Eastern Problem The Holy Roman Empire of the...


Read more at: The United States would survive a Trump presidency – but what about the rest of the world? - New Statesman, 7 Oct 2016
The United States would survive a Trump presidency – but what about the rest of the world? - New Statesman, 7 Oct 2016

The United States would survive a Trump presidency – but what about the rest of the world? - New Statesman, 7 Oct 2016

7 October 2016

This article first appeared in the New Statesman , 7 October 2016. The United States would survive a Trump presidency – but what about the rest of the world? It would be wrong to hope that either domestic or international checks and balances will constrain Trump abroad. Geopolitically, the result would be unpredictable –...