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In the press

How China is fortifying its economy for war with the West

Sunday 12th May, 2024

How China is fortifying its economy for war with the West

Prof. William Hurst is quoted in this extensive article in The Telegraph.

In the press

Clean energy on the cusp of rolling back fossil fuels: Report

Wednesday 8th May, 2024

Clean energy on the cusp of rolling back fossil fuels: Report

Trevelyan Wing is quoted in this article about the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

In the press

Elections locales britanniques: le Labour réussit son test avant les législatives

Sunday 5th May, 2024

Elections locales britanniques: le Labour réussit son test avant les législatives

Prof. William Hurst contributes to an article on UK local election results and their wider implications.

In the press

Royaume-Uni : des élections catastrophiques pour les conservateurs

Sunday 5th May, 2024

Royaume-Uni : des élections catastrophiques pour les conservateurs

Centre for Geopolitics co-director Prof. William Hurst contributes to this analysis of local election results and their implications for an upcoming General Election.

In the press

Security dynamics on Korean Peninsula: Expert analysis

Wednesday 1st May, 2024

Security dynamics on Korean Peninsula: Expert analysis

The head of our Japan and Koreas Programme, Dr. John Nilsson-Wright, in on English Language South Korean television in a wide ranging discussion about North Korea.

In the press

Behind the Information Iron Curtain

Wednesday 1st May, 2024

Behind the Information Iron Curtain

Our joint head of the Global Research Strand, Suzanne Raine, plays a key role in a live discussion on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service about the global effects of state censorship of the media in Russia, China and Iran.

In the press

Andrew Peach show on LBC News

Tuesday 30th April, 2024

Andrew Peach show on LBC News

Prof. William Hurst is interviewed by Andrew Peach on LBC News about Chinese Coastguard vessels using water cannon on Philippine patrol boats. The six-minute interview appears about 1hr 48mins into the programme.

In the press

Failing to Understand Adversaries Creates a Vicious Circle of Tensions

Thursday 25th April, 2024

Failing to Understand Adversaries Creates a Vicious Circle of Tensions

Joint head of our Global strand, Suzanne Raine, writes on the critical importance of accurate interpretation of intelligence and intercultural understanding.

In the press

After Nord Stream: Safeguarding Baltic energy security and supply

Thursday 25th April, 2024

After Nord Stream: Safeguarding Baltic energy security and supply

Energy and telecoms link vulnerability through the Baltic Region are discussed her by Trevelyan Wing, research fellow on our Baltic Geopolitics Programme.

In the press

Why Germany ditched nuclear before coal – and why it won’t go back

Tuesday 23rd April, 2024

Why Germany ditched nuclear before coal – and why it won’t go back

Centre for Geopolitics Research Associate, Trevelyan Wing, analyses the controversy over Germany’s decision to turn its back on nuclear energy.

In the press

Are Iran’s leaders losing their grip on reality — and the country?

Sunday 21st April, 2024

Are Iran’s leaders losing their grip on reality — and the country?

Director of our “Westphalia for the Middle East” programme, Prof. Ali Ansari, pens an opinion piece in the Sunday Times about the Iranian people’s reaction to their government’s missile strike on Israel. Note: paywall protected.

In the press

SHOW OF STRENGTH Iran parades gun-touting soldiers & missiles as president vows even ‘tiniest’ Israel attack will spark ‘fierce response’

Wednesday 17th April, 2024

SHOW OF STRENGTH Iran parades gun-touting soldiers & missiles as president vows even ‘tiniest’ Israel attack will spark ‘fierce response’

Director of our Middle East North Africa programme, Prof. Ali Ansari, is quoted in this article on Iran’s posturing towards Israel as state violence threatens to beget retaliation.

In the press

How an ‘uncontrollable’ full-scale conflict sparked by Israel and Iran could look

Wednesday 17th April, 2024

How an ‘uncontrollable’ full-scale conflict sparked by Israel and Iran could look

Our Middle East specialists, Prof. Ali Ansari and Sir John Jenkins, contribute to this article on rising tensions between Iran and Israel, and the dangers of it escalating to war.

In the press

In the United Kingdom, pressure is increasing to strengthen sanctions against Iran

Tuesday 16th April, 2024

In the United Kingdom, pressure is increasing to strengthen sanctions against Iran

Sir John Jenkins, our Middle East joint strand leader, is quoted in this article on the UK debate around naming Iran’s IRGC a ‘terrorist organisation’.

In the press

Iran seized a ship: what Tehran does next matters more

Saturday 13th April, 2024

Iran seized a ship: what Tehran does next matters more

Our Middle East North Africa programme director, Prof. Ali Ansari, has penned this article on the risks the Iran Government face as tensions rise with Israel.

In the press

‘We have been living in a warm war between Israel and Iran for decades’, says Professor of Iranian History

Saturday 13th April, 2024

‘We have been living in a warm war between Israel and Iran for decades’, says Professor of Iranian History

Our Middle East North Africa programme director, Prof. Ali Ansari, speaks to Channel4 News about rising tension between Iran and Israel and the danger of escalation to a full-scale war.

In the press

Latvian book receives award at Cambridge symposium on Ukraine and the Baltics

Saturday 6th April, 2024

Latvian book receives award at Cambridge symposium on Ukraine and the Baltics

Latvian television reports from the 2024 International Baltic Symposium at the Centre for Geopolitics.

In the press

EI Talks… Terrorism

Friday 5th April, 2024

EI Talks… Terrorism

Engelsberg Ideas’ deputy editor Alastair Benn speaks to Suzanne Raine, Global Research Strand leader at the Centre for Geopolitics and visiting professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, about the evolution of the terrorist threat and its long history.

In the press

Russia’s war on Ukraine forces Europe to weaponise its economic might

Friday 5th April, 2024

Russia’s war on Ukraine forces Europe to weaponise its economic might

An Al Jazeera article about the origins and implications of the Ukraine War, using quotes and analysis discussed at our 2024 International Baltic Symposium in Cambridge.

In the press

The spirit of Nowruz is the real Iran

Tuesday 2nd April, 2024

The spirit of Nowruz is the real Iran

Our Middle East programme director, Prof. Ali Ansari, writes that for Iranians, increasingly suffocated by the cultural austerity of the Islamic Republic, the equinoctial celebration of Nowruz is a stubborn reminder of who they really are.

In the press

Chinese sea attacks on US ally risk bigger confrontation

Monday 1st April, 2024

Chinese sea attacks on US ally risk bigger confrontation

Prof. William Hurst offers his analysis of rising tensions between China and the Philippines, and their potential security and defence implications for the wider region. He contributes to this package on “The World” which was put out by NPR.

In the press

South Korea and the UK: Looking Beyond Celebrations

Thursday 28th March, 2024

South Korea and the UK: Looking Beyond Celebrations

Ha Chae Kyoun, researcher on our Indo Pacific Strand, looks at the future of cooperation between South Korea and the UK.

Podcast

Episode 45: Cyber

Tuesday 19th March, 2024

Episode 45: Cyber

Suzanne and Ali talk with Ciaran Martin, the former head of the National Cyber Security Centre.

In the press

Ukraine debates mobilising more men to fight Russia after two years of war

Monday 18th March, 2024

Ukraine debates mobilising more men to fight Russia after two years of war

The head of our geopolitical risk analysis study group, Dr. Timothy Less, has given the lead opinion in this Al Jazeera article on troop mobilisation in Ukraine and Russia.

In the press

Fear of China, Russia and Iran is driving weapons sales

Monday 11th March, 2024

Fear of China, Russia and Iran is driving weapons sales

Dr. Hugo Bromley and Suzanne Raine are quoted in an article about how war and the wider threat of conflict is influencing changing trends in international weapon sales.

Podcast

Episode 44: Sinjar – an arena for other conflicts?

Tuesday 5th March, 2024

Episode 44: Sinjar – an arena for other conflicts?

Ali and Suzanne are joined by Renad Mansour and Zmkan Ali of Chatham House to discuss their new report on cross-border conflict.

In the press

Ukraine’s strategic goal in 2024 is to make Russia’s war felt in Moscow

Friday 1st March, 2024

Ukraine’s strategic goal in 2024 is to make Russia’s war felt in Moscow

Suzanne Raine is one of several experts offering their opinions on the prospects for the Russia Ukraine war in 2024.

In the press

How China strangled its golden goose – and paid a terrible price

Thursday 29th February, 2024

How China strangled its golden goose – and paid a terrible price

Centre for Geopolitics director, Prof. William Hurst, is quoted in an article in The Telegraph about China and Hong Kong’s apparent cultural isolation.

Hamas, Israel and Britain: an interview with Sir John Jenkins.

Thursday 29th February, 2024

Hamas, Israel and Britain: an interview with Sir John Jenkins.

The international impact of the war in Gaza is explored in ‘TheArticle’

In the press

Panorama’s ‘Hamas’ Secret Financial Empire’

Monday 19th February, 2024

Panorama’s ‘Hamas’ Secret Financial Empire’

Sir John Jenkins contributes to and appears in this BBC Panorama documentary on ‘Hamas’ Secret Financial Empire’.

In the press

Varadkar denies Ireland is reliant on UK military for security at Munich conference

Saturday 17th February, 2024

Varadkar denies Ireland is reliant on UK military for security at Munich conference

Centre director Prof. Brendan Simms is quoted in The Journal after asking a question of the Irish Taoiseach at the Munich Security Council about Ireland being dependent on the UK for land and seabed security.

Podcast

Episode 43: Taiwan’s elections – what do the results signify?

Thursday 8th February, 2024

Episode 43: Taiwan’s elections – what do the results signify?

Professor Ali Ansari and Suzanne Raine are joined by Professor Bill Hurst, Director of the Centre for Geopolitics, to ask what we should conclude from the results of the Taiwanese elections on 13 January.

Podcast

Episode 42: Iran’s wars

Tuesday 30th January, 2024

Episode 42: Iran’s wars

Suzanne Raine and Ali Ansari start with Baluchistan, and then widen the lens to look at what is driving Iranian aggression in the Middle East. They examine how the threat of force becomes the use of force, and the extent to which apparent co-ordinated Iranian activity might not be quite as simple as it seems.

In the press

Why China’s great property bust threatens to backfire on the West

Monday 29th January, 2024

Why China’s great property bust threatens to backfire on the West

Bill Hurst is quoted extensively in this article in The Telegraph.

In the press

The arms supplied by North Korea to Russia as UK sends satellite images to UN

Sunday 21st January, 2024

The arms supplied by North Korea to Russia as UK sends satellite images to UN

John Nilsson-Wright is interviewed for this i News article.

In the press

Iran and Pakistan’s shared crisis in Baluchistan

Thursday 18th January, 2024

Iran and Pakistan’s shared crisis in Baluchistan

Suzanne Raine writes about the rising military tension between Iran and Pakistan.

In the press

Charles Clarke: Challenges to face

Wednesday 10th January, 2024

Charles Clarke: Challenges to face

The Russian attack on Ukraine 10 years ago was a turning point in post-World War 2 European history and geopolitics.

Podcast

Episode 41: Can Ukraine win?

Wednesday 20th December, 2023

Episode 41: Can Ukraine win?

Professor Phillips O’Brien joins Suzanne and Ali to discuss why enabling Ukraine to win is in the US’s strategic interest, and why limited assistance not only protracts the conflict but raises the risk of wider long-term instability in Europe.

Podcast

Episode 40: Taking Difficult Decisions

Tuesday 21st November, 2023

Episode 40: Taking Difficult Decisions

Recent events in Israel and Gaza have highlighted how hard it is to orientate in the absence of clear facts. At these times of crisis, how do political leaders decide what to do? Ali Ansari and Suzanne Raine are joined by the Rt Hon Charles Clarke, who was British Home Secretary at the time of […]

Podcast

Episode 39: Tensions in the Caucasus

Wednesday 18th October, 2023

Episode 39: Tensions in the Caucasus

Dr Charlie Laderman joins Ali and Suzanne to explore the origins of the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the current situation, and the real and increasing risk of renewed violence in the Caucasus.

In the press

There’s More to Gdańsk than the Shipyard – by Isabelle Watts

Wednesday 18th October, 2023

There’s More to Gdańsk than the Shipyard – by Isabelle Watts

This summer I had the pleasure of visiting Gdańsk, Poland. It was my first time visiting Poland, and Gdańsk in particular was a hitherto unknown place to me, thus I arrived at Lech Wałęsa Airport in complete ignorance.

Podcast

Episode 38: A year of elections

Wednesday 27th September, 2023

Episode 38: A year of elections

In 2024, approximately four billion people will be involved in national elections, which in turn will shape how states take geopolitical positions and decisions. Suzanne and Ali consider key themes such as misinformation, manipulation and division which are likely to feature heavily in this major global electoral year.

Podcast

Episode 37: Realpolitik

Monday 25th September, 2023

Episode 37: Realpolitik

Suzanne and Ali discuss the origins of the term and ask how states navigate between pursuit of their interests and being true to their values and ideals.  

Podcast

Episode 36: China and BRICS

Tuesday 12th September, 2023

Episode 36: China and BRICS

Professor Bill Hurst joins Suzanne to explore what — if anything — the expansion of the BRICS signifies for those countries joining and for China, and look at how to interpret indicators about the current state of the Chinese economy.  

Podcast

Episode 35: Heroic leadership

Thursday 17th August, 2023

Episode 35: Heroic leadership

Suzanne and Ali are joined by Air Marshal (Retd) Ed Stringer to look at what defines heroic leadership, whether it can be taught and whether the idea of the genius leader is fit for today’s challenges.  

Podcast

Episode 34: The geopolitics of climate change

Monday 7th August, 2023

Episode 34: The geopolitics of climate change

Ali and Suzanne are joined by Professor Mike Hulme, a climate change specialist, and author of Climate Change Isn’t Everything, who argues that the current approach to climate change targets and deadlines oversimplifies a complex problem and makes it less likely that we will meet them.

Podcast

Episode 33: Rethinking authoritarian resilience

Monday 7th August, 2023

Episode 33: Rethinking authoritarian resilience

Ali and Suzanne discuss the idea of ‘authoritarian resilience’, the broader relationship between theory and practice, and how we should avoid becoming prisoners of paradigms.

In the press

The new shadow of the bomb

Sunday 30th July, 2023

The new shadow of the bomb

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.

In the press

Strawberry buns at The End of the World Café: thoughts on the Polish-Russian border

Tuesday 25th July, 2023

Strawberry buns at The End of the World Café: thoughts on the Polish-Russian border

Juliette Bretan writes about her takeaways from the Baltic Summer School 2023.

Journal

Essay appears in an Asia Policy paper

Thursday 20th July, 2023

Essay appears in an Asia Policy paper

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

In the press

Article in Korea JoongAng Daily

Saturday 8th July, 2023

Article in Korea JoongAng Daily

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

In the press

BBC World Service programme “Weekend”

Sunday 25th June, 2023

BBC World Service programme “Weekend”

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

In the press

China US rivalry dividing the European Union

Tuesday 20th June, 2023

China US rivalry dividing the European Union

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

Podcast

Episode 32: The battle for global resources

Friday 16th June, 2023

Episode 32: The battle for global resources

Ali and Suzanne are joined by Richard Williams of Bunker Hill Mining Corporation to explore global competition for resource, and look at how and whether the US aim to ‘de-risk’ global supply will work in practice.  

Podcast

On Geopolitics Episode 31: Japan, South Korea and the US

Monday 22nd May, 2023

On Geopolitics Episode 31: Japan, South Korea and the US

Ali and Suzanne are joined by Centre Affiliate Dr John Nilsson-Wright to consider this trilateral relationship in the run-up to the G7.  

In the press

Are we in a new Cold War? Experts remain divided but all warn of danger of Vladimir Putin

Sunday 21st May, 2023

Are we in a new Cold War? Experts remain divided but all warn of danger of Vladimir Putin

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.

In the press

Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Sunday 21st May, 2023

Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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

In the press

Guns before butter? Multi-dimensional diplomacy in China-Europe relations

Wednesday 17th May, 2023

Guns before butter? Multi-dimensional diplomacy in China-Europe relations

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

Podcast

Episode 30: The geopolitics of the UK Union

Thursday 11th May, 2023

Episode 30: The geopolitics of the UK Union

Ali and Suzanne are joined by the Centre’s Dr Hugo Bromley to consider the historical drivers behind the formation of the UK Union and their relevance today.  

Podcast

Episode 29: What is the deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Thursday 11th May, 2023

Episode 29: What is the deal between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

The Centre’s Iran-China expert Bill Figueroa joins Ali and Suzanne to look at the dynamics of the new triumvirate of Iran, Saudi Arabia and China.  

In the press

Nord Stream: Russia has mined European undersea pipelines and cables, NATO fears

Thursday 4th May, 2023

Nord Stream: Russia has mined European undersea pipelines and cables, NATO fears

The Centre is mentioned by Air Vice-Marshal Mike Hart in ‘Nord Stream: Russia has mined European undersea pipelines and cables, NATO fears’ for The Times.

In the press

Middle East Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics

Wednesday 19th April, 2023

Middle East Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics

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

Podcast

Episode 28: Knowing your enemy (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday 13th April, 2023

Episode 28: Knowing your enemy (Part 2 of 2)

The second part of Suzanne and Ali’s discussion on the difference personal relationships between leaders can make at critical geopolitical moments.  

In the press

The Risks and Rewards of China’s New Mideast Diplomacy

Thursday 13th April, 2023

The Risks and Rewards of China’s New Mideast Diplomacy

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

In the press

Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridge about Donald Trump

Wednesday 5th April, 2023

Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridge about Donald Trump

Professor William Hurst interviewed by Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridge about Donald Trump.

Podcast

Episode 27: Knowing your enemy (part 1)

Thursday 30th March, 2023

Episode 27: Knowing your enemy (part 1)

Suzanne and Ali ask how much difference personal relationships between leaders make at critical geopolitical moments.

In the press

Iran-Saudi Normalization: A Regional Process with Chinese Characteristics

Friday 24th March, 2023

Iran-Saudi Normalization: A Regional Process with Chinese Characteristics

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

In the press

China in Russia, Japan in Ukraine: Asian Powers Enter International Diplomacy

Wednesday 22nd March, 2023

China in Russia, Japan in Ukraine: Asian Powers Enter International Diplomacy

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

In the press

Historic precedent of a possible alliance between Russia and China.

Saturday 18th March, 2023

Historic precedent of a possible alliance between Russia and China.

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

Podcast

Episode 26: The State of Europe

Wednesday 15th March, 2023

Episode 26: The State of Europe

Professor Brendan Simms gives Ali and Suzanne his impressions of the key themes from this year’s Munich Security Conference and what this means for European security and Russia’s war in Ukraine.  

Podcast

Episode 25: Can we escape history? (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday 8th March, 2023

Episode 25: Can we escape history? (Part 2 of 2)

Does learning lessons from history do more harm than good?  

Podcast

Episode 24: Can we escape history?  (Part 1 of 2)

Friday 3rd March, 2023

Episode 24: Can we escape history? (Part 1 of 2)

Ali and Suzanne ask whether we are trapped by history — and how we might use it better to approach today’s challenges.  

Book

Understanding the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1991 – edited by Charles Clarke (Hurst, 2023)

Friday 10th February, 2023

Understanding the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1991 – edited by Charles Clarke (Hurst, 2023)

A comprehensive account of the history, politics and growing strategic significance of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since independence in 1991.

In the press

Disraeli and the Rothschilds provide a study in the power of political patronage

Friday 3rd February, 2023

Disraeli and the Rothschilds provide a study in the power of political patronage

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

In the press

Trust is the key to geopolitical strength for Engelsberg Ideas

Thursday 26th January, 2023

Trust is the key to geopolitical strength for Engelsberg Ideas

Professor Brendan Simms writes Trust is the key to geopolitical strength for Engelsberg Ideas.

Podcast

Episode 23: At the summit!

Friday 23rd December, 2022

Episode 23: At the summit!

Expert on international summits Professor Tristen Naylor joins Ali and Suzanne to ask what summits are for, whether they are worth it, and what makes them successful (or not).  

Podcast

Episode 22: How ‘revolutionary’ are the protests in Iran?

Friday 23rd December, 2022

Episode 22: How ‘revolutionary’ are the protests in Iran?

Suzanne and Ali discuss the current protests with Dr Anahita Arian, from the Centre for Geopolitics.  

In the press

Xi Jinping’s Trip to Riyadh Is About More Than Saudi-US Relations by Dr William Figueroa

Saturday 10th December, 2022

Xi Jinping’s Trip to Riyadh Is About More Than Saudi-US Relations by Dr William Figueroa

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

Podcast

Episode 21: Protest in China

Wednesday 7th December, 2022

Episode 21: Protest in China

Professor Bill Hurst and Suzanne Raine examine the significance of the recent outbreak of protests in many cities in China, and the CCP’s response.  

In the press

Professor William Hurst writes in Time magazine about Chinese protests

Monday 5th December, 2022

Professor William Hurst writes in Time magazine about Chinese protests

Professor William Hurst writes in Time magazine about Chinese protests.

In the press

Suzanne Raine writes Robert Louis Stevenson knew about guerrilla warfare for Engelsberg Ideas.

Thursday 24th November, 2022

Suzanne Raine writes Robert Louis Stevenson knew about guerrilla warfare for Engelsberg Ideas.

Suzanne Raine writes Robert Louis Stevenson knew about guerrilla warfare for Engelsberg Ideas.

In the press

Professor William Hurst appears on “Live with Lizzie Lee”

Saturday 19th November, 2022

Professor William Hurst appears on “Live with Lizzie Lee”

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

Episode 19: China – taking stock

Wednesday 9th November, 2022

Episode 19: China – taking stock

What happened at the 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party and what does it mean for China’s future direction? Ali and Suzanne are joined by Professor Bill Hurst, who talks us through personalities, drama, and the new Chinese focus on persistence and security.

In the press

Superforecasting will not save us, by Suzanne Raine

Friday 4th November, 2022

Superforecasting will not save us, by Suzanne Raine

Suzanne Raine’s Superforecasting will not save us is published in Engelsberg Ideas.

Podcast

Episode 18: The single narrative

Thursday 27th October, 2022

Episode 18: The single narrative

Suzanne and Ali discuss how the anti-Western case is made by leaders from Putin to Bin Laden (and everyone in between)  

Podcast

Episode 17: What is going to happen next?

Wednesday 19th October, 2022

Episode 17: What is going to happen next?

After an eventful summer, Suzanne and Ali discuss the role and limitations of predictions and forecasting in geopolitics.  

In the press

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

Wednesday 19th October, 2022

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

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

In the press

Engelsberg Ideas publishes Putin’s propaganda is parroting Al-Qaeda’s anti-Western grievances

Wednesday 5th October, 2022

Engelsberg Ideas publishes Putin’s propaganda is parroting Al-Qaeda’s anti-Western grievances

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

In the press

Charles III — why not make him King-Emperor of Europe?

Monday 3rd October, 2022

Charles III — why not make him King-Emperor of Europe?

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

In the press

Professor Brendan Simms asks What is England really made of?

Friday 12th August, 2022

Professor Brendan Simms asks What is England really made of?

Professor Brendan Simms asks What is England really made of? in Engelsberg Ideas.

In the press

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

Friday 5th August, 2022

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

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

In the press

A contested Afghanistan could be even worse

Tuesday 24th August, 2021

A contested Afghanistan could be even worse

Suzanne Raine’s A contested Afghanistan could be even worse is published in Engelsberg Ideas.

In the press

Why Britain matters in Europe – by Charles Clarke and Brendan Simms (New Statesman)

Wednesday 10th February, 2021

Why Britain matters in Europe – by Charles Clarke and Brendan Simms (New Statesman)

Our strategic alliance with the Baltic states has survived centuries of upheaval. Now the mission is to contain the Russians and keep China out.

In the press

Half of the National Risk Register is missing

Friday 22nd January, 2021

Half of the National Risk Register is missing

Suzanne Raine explains how Half of the National Risk Register is Missing on RUSI.org.

In the press

Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

Friday 19th June, 2020

Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

Prof. Brendan Simms explains how a 17th Century peace settlement in Europe could provide a template for exploring peace in the Middle East in the 21st Century.