No Man’s Lands are rarely empty. They are spaces that are occupied, utilized and stewarded, and layered with geographical, historical and narrative complexities.
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.
Ever since news broke that Edward Snowden was the National Security Agency ‘leaker’ and fugitive, discussion has raged about his masculinity, including his sexuality.
A narrative of security which permeates the layers, exposes the ironies, questions the ubiquity and enriches the understanding of traditional representations of space.
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.
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.