In March 2014, students from Royal Holloway joined forces with students from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, on an exercise in critical security mapping.
GPS – Royal Holloway
Regular posts from the faculty and doctoral students of the Geography and Politics & International Relations Departments at Royal Holloway, University of London. Post offer a distinctive perspective on geopolitical and security research and analysis.
Following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH377, there has appeared a space for the creative and conspiratorial to flourish.
In the modern era, sovereignty disputes such as those over Gibraltar have become commonplace, and have proved an area ripe for academic deconstruction.
Browning’s book succeeds in conveying to both academic and general readers some of the core issues surrounding the term ‘international security’.
There are some fascinating geopolitical and security themes which run through the Superman re-boot – Man of Steel – including hope, identity, urban catastrophe and gender.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves recently visited the UK to discuss the threat of cyber security. It turned out to be a fascinating discussion about personal freedoms, liberty and state power.
Western nations are increasingly seeing virtual space as a volatile and potentially dangerous arena that requires control. The signs are that virtual space promises to be a rich research field in the future.
Digital diplomacy brings new opportunities, but equally new responsibilities that are increasingly divested to the level of the individual ‘digital diplomat’.
Sandy was a catastrophe that came with a great cost. The event showed that the political economy of risk is enormous, cementing the role of actors such as Lloyds not as anomalies of geopolitics and security but as agents.
Due to the conflict surrounding the city, Jerusalem has understandably become a prime object of inquiry, offering a rich arena of analysis for scholars across the social sciences.
e-IR’s latest blog will feature contributors from Royal Holloway who will offer a new distinctive perspective on geopolitical and security research and analysis.