History of Geopolitics: theories and types of geopolitics

https://youtu.be/nIGtsP3oJzI In this presentation we look at the development of geopolitics as a concept and practice. The concept emerged in the beginning of the 20th century, as Geopolitik. (For a preview of the contents of this lecture see: https://youtu.be/P56NoTi0L80). Over decades of global diplomacy and international politics it was interpreted and developed by scholars from … Continue reading History of Geopolitics: theories and types of geopolitics

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Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Belt and Road initiative is a convergence of China's New Silk Road project to create land routes through Central Asia, linking Eurasia and Europe, with the New Maritime Silk Road initiative to build a network of ports and logistics in the Indian Ocean region. This presentation analyses the geopolitics of the Belt and … Continue reading Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

van Inwagen thinks we can bypass these issues because the real threat to our free will is not causal determination (our acts having deterministic causes) but simply determination (our acts being necessitated by past events and the natural laws), since this is enough to guarantee that we cannot ever do otherwise. I think this is … Continue reading An Actual Sequence View of Freedom – 3:16

French Foreign Policy in East Africa: Not Without Challenges, but Promising Signs Exist – Future Directions International

France is concerned about the increasing influence of China in the East African region. Its renewed interest there is partly due to a desire to offset China’s gains while also deepening mutually-beneficial economic and political links with three key regional countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. — Read on http://www.futuredirections.org.au/publication/french-foreign-policy-in-east-africa-not-without-challenges-but-promising-signs-exist/

Water scarcity, warfare, and the paradox of value | OUPblog

Back in 1995, then World Bank Vice President Ismail Serageldin made an important prediction about the future: “The wars of the next century will be fought over water.” Thankfully, No wars have been fought strictly over water in modern history. In fact globally the number of international agreements over water far exceeds the number of … Continue reading Water scarcity, warfare, and the paradox of value | OUPblog

Renewables & Geopolitics: China – pv magazine International

In a new interview in a series on renewable energy and geopolitics, Indra Overland describes the possible trajectory of China's bid to become the world's solar energy leader. After building a leading position in key technologies and manufacturing, China may find a potential partner in the European Union, especially if the U.S. government pushes forward … Continue reading Renewables & Geopolitics: China – pv magazine International