Author profile: John Hickman

John Hickman is Professor of Political Science at Berry College. He is the author of Selling Guantanamo and Space is Power: The Seven Rules of Territory. Prior to his current position, Hickman served as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Florida A&M University. He can followed on Twitter @JohnHic34063021

Opinion – The Economic Flaws in Elon Musk’s Mars Colonization Plans

John Hickman • Feb 12 2021 • Articles

The scientific and engineering challenges of establishing an extraterrestrial human settlement are daunting enough but solving the attendant economic problems may be even more difficult.

Opinion – US Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty in Western Sahara

John Hickman • Jan 9 2021 • Articles

Audiences would be better informed if journalists abandoned their reluctance to address territoriality of states without coating their reporting in the language of international law.

Opinion – The Unimpressive Nature of the Artemis Accords

John Hickman • Oct 19 2020 • Articles

The document, purporting to articulate international norms for the development of the Moon, Mars and other celestial objects of economic interest, risks being no more than a fiction.

What the Crimean Crisis Reveals About the Tensions in American Foreign Policy

John Hickman • Mar 13 2014 • Articles

The Crimean Crisis has exposed the growing distance in opinions on US foreign policy between an aggressive elite and weary public. A serious backlash is possible.

Geopolitical Insecurities and Territorial Grievances in East Asia

John Hickman • Dec 31 2012 • Articles

The roots of the South China Sea disputes originate in the results of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Coming to terms with China as it exerts its power will be pricey, yet necessary.

The Terrestrial Parochialism of International Relations

John Hickman • May 28 2012 • Articles

One certain casualty of a Chinese annexation of territory on the Moon would be that students of International Relations would be compelled to abandon their parochial terrestrial perspective.

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