GEOPOLITICS

2 months after Salisbury’s ‘novichok attack’: is Russia still to blame?

2 months after Salisbury’s ‘novichok attack’: is Russia still to blame?

In Salisbury and in Douma, Russia denies involvement: two alleged chemical weapons attacks perpetrated within the space of two months. Going against the grain of our media’s Russophobia to examine the cold hard facts is seen as de facto allegiance to Moscow in our current […]

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Hydropolitics: water as a weapon of war

Hydropolitics: water as a weapon of war

Freshwater gives a country geopolitical clout. Snowmelt and mountain streams swell into rivers that give Turkey control over its arid and fractious neighbours; the glaciers of the Tibetan plateau give China hegemony in South Asia; and smaller states, such as Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, can project […]

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Why Spain cannot afford to lose Catalonia, but Catalonia can

Why Spain cannot afford to lose Catalonia, but Catalonia can

Yesterday, Catalonia declared its illegal and undemocratic independence. It’s easy to get swept up in the legislative chaos that the crisis has caused, but instead it’s worth stepping back to view why Catalonia is so important to Spain, and why Spain can’t bear losing the […]

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North Korea: its famine and its nuclear missiles…

North Korea: its famine and its nuclear missiles…

North Korea is a catch-22 situation: a nuclear nation but, in geopolitics, the 16 million people who suffer chronic food vulnerability are the lynchpins. In the wake of the recent ICMB which passed over the island of Hokkaido and Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the […]

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