The BJP's win came as a personal vote of confidence … Continued, In the twenty-five years after 1989, the world enjoyed the deepest peace in history. On the 19th June, the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Klaus Dodds: Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. A revisionist Russia is actively engaged in using below-threshold means to destabilise NATO partners across Europe. This study aims to contribute to this literature gap, by assessing the importance of Poland's geopolitical factors in FDI location decisions. Keynote speakers will be Dr … Continued, On 7 September, Russia released 35 Ukrainian individuals from prison. Note the key words are ‘geography’, ‘area of important’ and ‘observer’s viewpoint’. Partnership’ on Wednesday 9th of October at 10 am–11 am. Many of them are kept in long-term isolated confinement, with devastating effects on their mental health. It will do so whilst the region – and the world – grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, ongoing tensions between Russia and the West, and uncertainty over … Continued, Beijing’s plans to impose a ‘national security law’ on Hong Kong’s independent judiciary have provoked an international outcry. Building on their extensive expertise on Russian intelligence, this event will discuss the complex and changeable role of Russian émigrés … Continued, On 25th January 2020, the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, Jonathan Hall QC announced a new review into terrorism across the prison estate in England and Wales. Welcoming remarks will be given by David Lin, the Representative of the Taiwan Representative Office. With the appearance of ISIS, the … Continued, SPEAKER: Dr Linda Yueh, economist and author As we anticipate the visit of President Donald Trump to the UK, many are wondering (and worrying) that his brand of America First will see increasing pressure on the UK, particularly in the form of tariffs. With particular reference to the United States, are these characteristics different from traditional elements of diplomacy? He was here to present and discuss the thesis of his newly book – Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction. He also serves on a number of advisory committees and councils including the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions. How we think the world is provides a key to how we think we should act in that world. Brexit is likely to have equally momentous consequences both for our constitution - on Parliament, on the courts, on individual rights, and, above all on he question of whether the United Kingdom can be held … Continued, With returning IS fighters and uncertainty over Brexit, concerns surrounding human rights, civil liberties and national security have never been greater. It is evident that Coronavirus has transformed our world. While most look on a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic with worry, and view it as a challenge to be overcome, there are dangerous, hate-filled actors who consider these troubling times to be a gift. From India’s strong presence in Davos in 2006 and 2015 and in between, it marked a renewed confidence that India was an economic might in its own right. How do maps visualise the Arctic Silk Road, and China as a ‘near-Arctic state’? In the years since, Browder has fought a campaign for justice, leading to so-called “Magnitsky Laws” being passed in the US, Canada, the Baltic States, and the … Continued, The Henry Jackson Society and the British-Korean Society are delighted to invite you to the invitation-only roundtable with Martin Uden, Executive Chairman at the British Korean Society, Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Reader in International Relations at King's College London, Alison Evans, Senior Research Analyst in Asia-Pacific Country Risk at IHS Markit, Dr Michael Schluter, … Continued, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an invitation-only roundtable on the topic of “Deepening understanding of the Indo-Pacific”. Klaus writes on geopolitics and security – often using popular culture to inform such discussions, as well as the governance of the Polar Regions and South Atlantic. Human rights violations and suppressions of dissent that would normally spark global … Continued, Event times are in BST   In a provocative new thesis – laid out in his book “Has China Won? But there is one freedom which is experiencing, arguably, the worst repression since the Cultural Revolution, and that … Continued, How does the Chinese Government engineer its victories around the world? Perhaps nowhere was this rejection clearer than with regard to U.S. policy towards the European Union. Victims and Survivors of Terror: Perspectives on Prevention and Beyond. Because law and politics concern human behavior and affect relations between nations and peoples, geopolitical affairs are an essential element of LL.M. Questions have been raised, however, over the omission of language regarding sexual and reproductive health following opposition from the United States on grounds that such language implies support for abortions. In their new book, The Wealth Effect: How the Great Expectations of the Middle … Continued, In the state elections in December 2018, the big loser was the BJP, which had won 62 of 65 Lok Sabha seats in these states in the Modi Wave of 2014. Closing off on a lasting note, Dodds captured geopolitics in Britain as ‘predictive’ – what and where will Global Britain help us to achieve in the next few years? Geopolitics is the battle for space and power played out in a geographical setting. The Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean has been fraught with external influence and competition. Are we not tempted … Continued, Against a background of economic slowdown, the Chinese state is showing signs of stepping up its efforts to suppress the freedom of its religious and cultural minorities. Nations have … Continued, President Vladimir Putin’s Russia seeks to weaken Western institutions and governments. But things look very different from Moscow. This assemblage of things, Dodds explained to the audience, is indicative of a new real of geopolitics at play. However, family courts in the United Kingdom have had to make difficult decisions on what happens to children at risk of radicalisation. The message coming from Washington, Tokyo, Canberra and Delhi is clear: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is no longer the only game in town and Beijing’s policymakers … Continued, Since 2006, the world has been in a “democratic recession”. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Russia continues to menace its European neighbours, and British allies and partners. It becomes especially relevant in the age of populism, pessimism and political uncertainty. Our defence expert, @RobertClark87, recently spoke to @Iromg on @talkRADIO about increasing tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border ️ Dr. Brian Fong will … Continued, Since taking power in China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has indoctrinated its citizens on a vast scale. When Russia’s lies … Continued, SPEAKERS: Humphrey Hawksley, author of Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the Asia-Pacific and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion ; Bill Hayton, Associate Fellow with the Asia Programme of Chatham House and Dr Euan Graham, Director, International Security Programme at the Lowy Institute Few territories are as hotly contested as the western Pacific Ocean. At the same time, liberal politicians in the US have been dogged by allegations of racism and Anti-Semitism, leading to fears … Continued, Most British and American citizens have no idea that a constitutional revolution is underway in Iran. Encyclopedia Britannica defines Geopolitics as, “analysis of the geographic influences on power relationships in international relations.” Traditionally, the geo-political importance of the region where Pakistan is located was established in the late eighteenth century by Alford Mackinder as part of the inner marginal crescent of the Heartland and by Nicholas. Its aim is to oppose the idea that the interests of the state and its political allies are the same as the interests of communities. Hon. This book breaks taboos. He later developed it into his Heartland theory. What is less well recognised, however, is how Russia does this – the mechanisms that Russia abuses, and the ways this abuse … Continued, The Afghanistan War has now lasted for 17 years, and estimates suggest has cost the US government upwards of $750 billion in prosecuting it. But for those who have been paying attention, it never went away. In large sectors of Hong Kong society, trust in the government, the police and in the Hong Kong SAR’s political system has broken down. After Covid-19: Where is Britain’s foreign policy going? geopolitics the more important it became for me. For most of us, the massacre came as a total shock. Post-Brexit, our geopolitical ‘culture’ has swung in favour of addressing the so-called rise of populism. Some Venezuelans have responded by emigrating, leading to one of … Continued, As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the events culminating in the Tiananmen Square Massacre of June 4th 1989, it is important to note that the Chinese Communist Party does not – despite its insistence on this point – speak for all Chinese. Similar legislation has since been adopted in the … Continued, Prof. Andrew Lambert’s new book, Seapower States examines how Britain and four other seapowers used their special identities to inform their decision-making, enabling them to achieve success disproportionate to their size. The Importance of Geopolitics. In certain places such as Iraq or Lebanon, moving a few feet either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between place and politics. the new geopolitics of the middle east: america’s role in a changing region For about 20 years since the end of the Cold War, the regional power dynamics of … Even far away from these ‘danger zones’ – in Europe or the US for example – geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. He also … Continued, Future Politics confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? Several hundred prisoners of conscience and political prisoners are today imprisoned or detained in the country, a figure comparable to that in the late Soviet Union. Consulting survivors and the families of those lost to terrorism holds significant potential for the continued development of preventative and responsive strategies to terrorism - … Continued, India will soon have the largest population in the world, and in ten years is predicted to have the third-largest economy and defence budget. As always, the US leader will most likely focus on trade deficit … Continued, SPEAKERS: Dr Michael Green - Author of By More Than Providence and Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS; Dr Alessio Patalano - Reader in War Studies, KCL; and Dr John Hemmings - Director, Asia Studies Centre, HJS Such has been the impact of Michael Green’s new book that Defence Secretary General Mattis has … Continued, In the midst of some great changes in the international system, countries have been left with the qaundry of how they wish to respond. By kind invitation of Nigel Evans MP, the Henry Jackson Society … Continued, As Britain considers its relationship with Europe, European security has never been more precarious, with Russian revanchism on the rise at NATO’s borders. The Government’s announcement followed a series of concerning accounts of strategic adversaries conducting disinformation and aggressive lobbying operations in London, at the risk of undermining the UK’s democratic system. For Xi Jinping it is the first milestone in completing his ‘China Dream’, the last being 2049 which marks 100 years since the founding of the People’s Republic. 'The Westernization Report', issued by the Washington D.C.-based StrategEast … Continued, Separating a child from their family is one of the most drastic actions a court can take. The causes in whose name they are willing to kill and die are very different (including religion, ethnicity, social justice among others) yet they all pose serious threat to the security and stability of nations. Across the 1.5 million square mile … Continued, SPEAKER: PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, Author of The Secret World: A History of Intelligence Partly because of official secrecy, no 20th century profession was as ignorant of its history as the intelligence community. Security issues are again at the fore of regional politics. Countdown to the Indian General Elections: What Should We Expect? The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to host Rear Admiral Sverre Nordahl Engeness who will speak on the Norwegian military understanding of the situation in the High North, Norway´s view on Russia, naval cooperation between the United Kingdom … Continued, To become a 'normal country', an intelligence agency is vital - former Japanese diplomat Kawakami Takishi, 2015   The prewar history of the Japanese intelligence community is an indictment of the effects of power and bureaucratic arrogance without insight. In an attempt to address the issues of these ‘danger zones’, G eopolitics: A Very Short Introduction offers a straightforward analysis of why even far away from these ‘danger zones’ – in Europe or the US for example – geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. President Macron has responded to the horrific murder of schoolteacher Samuel Paty, and the deadly knife attack committed at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, with a robust … Continued, Next year marks the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. This is also the case in America, regarding Trump’s victory: Dodds also noted how our Western powers are more so coy, in comparison to Russia and China, in our geopolitical critique. SPEAKERS: Dr Brian Klaas and Professor Nic Cheeseman, co-authors, How to Rig an Election Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who … Continued, SPEAKER: Professor Carl Minzner, author, End of an Era China’s reform era is ending. Dissecting the Election Results: What Is Next for India? In an increasingly fragmented and volatile electoral marketplace, analysing British politics is a difficult exercise. Jeremy Hunt MP: In Transatlantic Conversation on Iran”, The HJS Virtual Event Series: ‘COVID-19 and Social Media – Meeting Challenges using Lessons Learned from Countering Terrorism’, HJS VIRTUAL EVENT: Ukraine: Coronavirus, Conflict, and Corruption, HJS VIRTUAL EVENT: Covid-19 and the Future of Geopolitical Fault Lines in Europe, HJS ONLINE EVENT: Public Attitudes Towards the UK Government’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, When the World Wasn’t Looking: How Authoritarian States Have Taken Advantage of the Covid-19 Crisis, Has China Won? Due to the importance of the region primarily due to the natural resources, geopolitical interests have seen immense power-play at work affecting local populations. What obstacles face women in their professional, personal, and political advancement? Although the initiative has provided the necessary framework for pro-democratic reforms, it has not achieved any of its’ major goals set. Ten years on, in December of 2009, for many in Europe, the Millennium Bug was just a shade in the memory as a far … This less benign strategic environment is emerging at a time of military technological change, with the development of direct energy weapons, autonomous and semi-autonomous systems, and cyber capabilities. China … Continued, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to host Hon. Xinjiang, a predominantly desert region rich in energy resources, comprises 17% of the Chinese territory and is one of the poorest administrative entities in China, but with a high economic development. In addition to this, birthrates remain relatively high within such communities – comfortably above the … Continued, Five years ago, on 17 July 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 individuals on board. Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. With this in mind, Dodds went on to expand on what we mean by the concept of ‘geopolitics’ in Britain, using the Government’s most recent political strategy of ‘Global Britain’ as an example. In recent years the work … Continued, As President Donald Trump confounds Washington DC and promises to reshape policy from taxation to healthcare to foreign affairs, governments and companies must grapple with crucial questions: Can the President’s tax cuts keep the economy strong, despite worldwide worries over Brexit and trade disputes? A New Strategy for Afghanistan, Under Siege: The Persecution of Minorities in the Middle East, HJS Report Launch: Negotiating the Peace: Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, Nine Lives: My Time as MI6’s Top Spy Inside Al-Qaeda, Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age, END OF AN ERA: HOW CHINA’S AUTHORITARIAN REVIVAL IS UNDERMINING ITS RISE, COLLAPSE: EUROPE AFTER THE EUROPEAN UNION, IN THE SHADOW OF THE AMIA BOMBING: GLOBAL TERROR AND THE THREAT TODAY, BY MORE THAN PROVIDENCE: GRAND STRATEGY AND AMERICAN POWER IN THE ASIA PACIFIC SINCE 1783. The rising … Continued, 2019 marks the ten years of the launch of the Eastern Partnership initiative. A map is essential in this regard. At the level of international relations, geopolitics i Across the board, basic freedoms are severely restricted and human rights widely and systematically violated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It went on to offer a … Continued, Whatever one’s feelings toward the outcome of the 2016 US elections, there can be no doubting the historic impact and significance of the election itself – the selection of the candidates, the legal challenges, and the thus far unheard of influence of social media. This was the culmination of three months of protests, which had begun when Yanukovych refused to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union. It has become increasingly important to shed light on … Continued, Following the devastating terrorist attacks in Christchurch, the New Zealand government acted swiftly to ban the pre-attack “manifesto” produced by sole assailant Brenton Tarrant. All … Continued, The BJP had an impressive victory in the 2019 General Election, emerging as the single largest party garnering more vote share than it had in 2014. Hitler was a visceral opponent of what he called 'Jewish … Continued, The UK’s decision to leave the European Union in the June 2016 referendum on EU membership has generated fierce debate on the impact of immigration. Since then, the onslaught of fake news, disinformation, and conspiracy theorising have not only remained unrelenting, the problem has grown worse. What is less clear, and something which only the bravest of soothsayers would have a shot at predicting is what Britain will be like after … Continued, Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly-skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. This bold and radical decision has provoked widespread domestic controversy and debate, with support from a range of political groupings and recriminations from others, … Continued, How is the US Government tackling Anti-Semitism? Despite connections and common traits between geopolitics and International Business based on geography and location, literature on this matter is scarce. Some, like those in the Baltics, have become democratic and liberal, while others, such as Belarus and Tajikistan, remain authoritarian regimes. The Two-State Solution: Is it still viable? Since the end of the Cold War, the 15 successor states to the Soviet Union have adopted different paths to their economic and political transition. What role do women play in the radicalisation process? All 298 people on board were killed, their bodies strewn across the cornfields of east Ukraine. While the reasons for engagement in the first place post- 9/11 were obvious and necessary, what has been dubbed “The Endless War” seems to show no signs of ending. Jochem Vriesema explores the role of geography in China’s Arctic strategy, by analysing two important maps. Far greater than just China, a new re-ordering of Asia is taking shape over multi-civilisational region spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia—linking five billion people through trade, finance, infrastructure, and diplomatic networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. Meanwhile, over 70% of … Continued, It is important to discuss what drives social and economic exclusion among British Muslim women. To be sure, wars took place in this … Continued, The Asia-Pacific has become the Indo-Pacific region as the US, Japan, Australia and India have decided to join forces and scale-up their political, economic and security cooperation. By applying a hybrid methodology which combines qualitative and quantitative analyses we conclude that there is a connection between Poland's geopolitical factors (stable, variable and interactional) and the volume, origin and distribution of the FDI received. At this event, Jeffrey Chwieroth will explain how mass political demand has contributed to rising financial fragility and political instability and discontent in contemporary democracies. Leader of the Military, Min Aung Hlaing, claimed that the NLD … Continued, We are delighted to host celebrated investigative journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan as they discuss their timely and fascinating book The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia’s Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad. (Wikimedia) Geopolitics is one framework for understanding the resurgence and implications of contemporary great power politics in the region. For a country’s location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how the people that live there understand and interact with the wider world. Sometimes they are even hidden or something more “spectacular” is reported to draw attention, but it is this small one note there in the corner that you know, will change te course of history. Equally important was the fact that, as of August 1945, with the notable exception of the British Royal Navy, every other navy in the world had been destroyed. UK Maritime Policy: The Role of the Carrier Strike Group, Foreign Lobbying Laws: Options for Progress, Towards an Improved School System in England: Facing the Challenges of Inequality and Woke Culture, The HJS Virtual Event Series: “Russian ‘Black PR’: The Practice of Ruining Reputations”, Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class – In Conversation with Paul Embery, President Macron’s Response to Islamism and Jihadist Terror: Lessons for Other Nations, Xi Jinping and China’s Foreign Policy Priorities in 2021, The HJS Virtual Event Series: ‘In discussion with John Bolton’ – Wednesday 16th Dec, 3pm-4pm (GMT), THE OUTCOME OF THE 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, ‘An Update on Ukraine and on UK-Ukraine Relations’. Indeed, the US in its position as global superpower can seem to be battening down the hatches. Thirty years ago it was fashionable to predict its imminent demise, but the sudden break-up of the Soviet Union in the 1990s unshackled long-repressed nationalisms and generated a host of new states. One reason for this is that many of the activists and journalists who sought … Continued, Vibrant international engagement has often been suggested to have gone out of the proverbial window in modern nation-state geopolitics., Really insightful talk today with @_JesseMorton / @lighttuponlight on his journey in and out of Islamist extremism. On the basis of the investigation conducted by the Joint Investigation Team … Continued, Psychologists have long understood that social environments profoundly shape our behavior, sometimes for the better, often for the worse. The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an online panel discussion to look at … Continued, Nick Timothy’s new book, “Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism”, doesn’t pull its punches when it comes to his thoughts on how powerful economic and sociological drivers will force change in our politics. This coup took place hours before her confirmation in Parliament. A disturbing, profound movement of the yellow vests, like the great Jacqueries - the famous peasant revolts in the Middle Ages in France, carries the risk of contagion throughout Europe and is jeopardizing the liberal democratic model. The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy, “Don’t Mention the War”: Reconciling WW2 Narratives to Ensure Safer European Future, HJS VIRTUAL EVENT: “The Atlantic Alliance During a New Age of Great Power Competition”, The Great Coming Apart? At the same time, liberal politicians across the Atlantic have been dogged by allegations of racism and anti-Semitism, leading to fears that anti-Jewish sentiment … Continued, The persecution of Christian minorities continues to persist across the world. Looking ahead to the 2019 General Elections, the … Continued, With incidents of terrorism and extremism increasing around the world – and from a variety of different sources including Islamists, the Far Right and the Far Left – what are the trends explaining how the purveyors of hate are succeeding in getting their messages through to would-be acolytes? Most recently, ISIS and its barbaric ideology has … Continued, In the wake of the UK Government’s Integrated Review and accompanying Defence Command Paper, the UK Armed Forces are set to undergo a seismic structural change in how they operate. Abstract. According to Dodds, geopolitics is ‘everywhere’ – it makes itself felt in particular areas more than others but sometimes, still remains to be surrounded by an element of ambiguity. Non-state actors – perhaps assisted by revisionist powers – have also not gone away. One of the first persons to identify the geopolitical importance of Russia’s resources was Halford Mackinder in a paper for the Royal Geographical Society in 1904. The U.S. drone attack on January 3 that killed Qasem Soleimani has raised numerous questions under U.S. and international law. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. In a survey of 42 accounts from 14 countries, Nimko Ali gives voice to women across the globe, sharing intimate experiences of their rites of passage: from periods to menopause, … Continued, As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, the strategic situation in Europe has become more uncertain than at any point since the end of the Cold War. This has linked in with the expansion of Vietnam’s role in … Continued, With yet another closely contested Israeli election having just concluded, and coalition-forming prospects looking confused, it is an appropriate time to consider the background to the results: how Israel’s economic and social landscape has changed over time, how it compares with other developed countries, and how trends differ between Israel’s diverse population groups. … Continued, To book for our next event, Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age, press here. While outgoing President Donald Trump has been soundly defeated in terms of the both the popular and Electoral College vote, initial voting data suggests that he unexpectedly managed to build on his 2016 support among both … Continued, WHEN 16:00-17:00 BST 7 December 2020 WHERE ONLINE Speakers: Lt. Col. Geography in this regard includes both features that are ‘fixed’, such as location, topography, strategic chokepoints, climate, and natural resources, as well as elements of human and political … These people were victims of Russia’s proxy war in Ukraine, which rages to this day and has claimed over 13,000 lives. Yet, Chechnya has never received any sustained international attention. One of the key pre-requisites  for success is convergence between the two currently separated economies. … Continued, China’s Belt and Road strategy is acknowledged to be the most ambitious geopolitical initiative of the age. Following the Brexit vote, and amid the rise of terrorism, a still vulnerable single currency, the growing threat from Russia, a staggering refugee crisis and spiralling Euroscepticism, many have wondered how long the EU can survive. Nowhere is that more true than Hong Kong, where strong identity issues have arisen over the … Continued, As the strategic environment changes, planning for state-on-state military confrontation has re-emerged. What more can be done to support women and girls? Thailand’s Struggle for Democracy: Was 2020 a Turning Point? What social and … Continued, The United Kingdom and Norway are neighbours in the North Atlantic and share interests in this strategically important area. Still, Jan Lemnitzer argues that a well-regulated insurance market could provide protection to companies and solve the big issue in cybersecurity that years of awareness … Continued, In the foreign policy they pursued for more than 60 years, Jack, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy offer valuable lessons for President Biden.