Author profile: Nayef Al-Rodhan

Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan ( & is an Honorary Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and Senior Fellow and Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He is the author of The Politics of Emerging Strategic Technologies. Implications for Geopolitics, Human Enhancement and Human Destiny (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011). He tweets @SustainHistory.

The “Sustainable History” Thesis: A Guide for Regulating Trans- and Post-Humanism

Nayef Al-Rodhan • Apr 24 2018 • Articles
The disruptions caused by technology will be particularly damaging for societal justice, where all countries already face challenges.

Emotional Amoral Egoism and its Implications for Understanding Conflicts

Nayef Al-Rodhan • Feb 28 2018 • Articles
For all the complexity of the international system, the neurochemical underpinnings of human nature are significant determinants of action across circumstances.

Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

Nayef Al-Rodhan • Jul 30 2015 • Articles
The widening range of possibilities for neurochemical enhancement demands accompanying caution in their deployment, commercialisation and regulation.

A Proposed Theory of Knowledge: Neuro-Rational Physicalism

Nayef Al-Rodhan • Dec 13 2014 • Articles
Comprehending that the ways we acquire knowledge are culturally mediated would be a profound step in softening rigid categories of “otherness” in our globalized world.

Eight Substrates for a Possible Universal Axiology

Nayef Al-Rodhan • Oct 21 2014 • Articles
An agenda that reinforces and demonstrates the history of cultural cross-pollination is key to framing today’s era of continued globalisation in positive terms.

Meta-Geopolitics: the Relevance of Geopolitics in the Digital Age

Nayef Al-Rodhan • May 25 2014 • Articles
A Meta-geopolitical approach to IR is needed as it captures the relevance of classical geopolitical thinking and the challenges and normative shifts of the digital age.

Sustainable Power is Just Power

Nayef Al-Rodhan • Dec 5 2013 • Articles
There have been multiple paradigms of power in IR, including ‘hard’, ‘soft’ and ‘smart’ power. The missing element has been that of justice – but the new paradigm of ‘just power’ may be the answer.

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