Author profile: Simon Dalby

Simon Dalby is CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Victoria, and holds a PhD from Simon Fraser University. Dalby is the author of Environmental Security (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and Security and Environmental Change (Polity, 2009) and recently co-edited (with Shannon O’Lear, at the University of Kansas) Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics (Routledge, 2016).

Environment and International Politics: Linking Humanity and Nature

Environment and International Politics: Linking Humanity and Nature

Given the speed of global transformations and the failures to integrate ecology into larger concerns the question of ‘who speaks for Earth?’ is a pressing issue for IR.

International Security in the Anthropocene

International Security in the Anthropocene

Climate change is a production issue, not a matter of environmental protection. Recognizing that the world is changing rapidly is the key to successful social adaptation.

Is Iran Next? The Importance of Geopolitics

In many ways geopolitics is so obvious that it doesn’t need to be thought about; it’s the taken for granted arrangement of things that provides the context for policy making. Except that what it most obvious in how we understand the world isn’t necessarily the only way things can be understood. Given dominant geopolitical specifications in the White House then, what are the prospects for an attack on Iran?

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