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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded solutions to enduring geopolitical problems
 

The Centre currently focuses on six key research strands, where academics and practitioners collaborate in constructing meaningful solutions to complex geopolitical problems, beginning with the innovative use of historical understanding.

A Westphalia for the Middle East?

The Westphalia for the Middle East project is to open new, creative approaches for resolving conflict in the Middle East by looking at solutions that worked in the Peace of Westphalia . Ever since the 1970s, perhaps longer, the Middle East has been in the grip of a new Thirty Years War which echoes...

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European Orders

Europe has always been shaped by an order – or orders. Historically, most of these have been internal to the continent, though over the past one hundred years external powers have become more prominent. Today, we once again find ourselves in the force-field of competing orders: the European Union...

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Maritime Security

Maritime Security has become a salient concept in public discourse and grand strategic debates in the 21st Century. Justified by fears of trade disruptions at the Strait of Malacca or the Strait of Hormuz, imagined as ‘String of Pearls’ theory or the ‘Indo-Pacific Strategy’, and embedded into...

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Rising China

The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) rapid ascension as a global power in the 21st Century has raised conceptual problems and strategic challenges for policymakers. PRC no longer fits within traditional classifications of “rising powers” or the third world, and its foreign policy is no longer one...

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Disintegration Studies

Europe’s political structures are under growing stress and at risk of disintegration. The deepening crisis in the European Union, the weakening of NATO and a spate of challenges to the Council of Europe threaten the continent’s collective institutions. Meanwhile, a swathe of multinational states...

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Religion & International Studies

The Cambridge Initiative on Religion & International Studies ( CIRIS ) provides students, policymakers, and the general public with credible and engaging insights to shape new scholarship, sound policy, and constructive debate on the role of faith in global affairs. Currently, CIRIS serves as...

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