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Mammoth dams, lean neighbours

Neighbour after neighbour, Djibouti, Sudan, Kenya, Yemen, Tanzania, Rwanda have relentlessly approached Ethiopia to beg for their slice of the country’s massive hydropower cake. Since 2011 and 2012, respectively, Djibouti and Sudan already got their share, whilst other East African countries patiently wait the arrival of the electric lines. 268 more words

State Formation

Nato’s Eastward Expansion - Maps on the Web

via Nato’s Eastward Expansion – Maps on the Web

Following the demise of the Warsaw Pact, George H W Bush promised the Russian leadership that NATO would not expand eastward.   32 more words

Politics, World Affairs & Current Events

Minefields to Minespace: Tracing the Changes in Remote and Automated Violence from Booby Traps and Landmines to IEDs and Killer Robots

The academic journal Political Geography has just published my article on the changing ways remote and automated violence has been deployed over the last century. Here is an abstract of the article: 232 more words

United States Of America

New Political Geographies project

Jana Hönke from the University of Edinburgh has launched a new research project exploring the political geographies associated to large-scale economic infrastructures (and, to my enjoyment, I am assisting her). 239 more words


The Defective Harper Collins Atlas

As recently as 1989, The General Assembly (State Legislature) of Pennsylvania passed House Resolution No. 189 declaring a “Geography Awareness Week” in the State. It would have been more fitting for the U.S. 1,394 more words


Outside of Germany: a GIS map of Timor Leste

This is a GIS map of East Timor a.k.a Timor Leste. It includes five different map layers: history, culture, economy, politics, and physical geography. Just click on the image below and download the file from Google drive.

Thoughts from Lima (#2): Prof. John Sweeney reports on the COP20 UN Climate Conference

Just in! An update from John Sweeney.

Tuesday of the second week is when the big guns come to town. The ground having been prepared for them by their officials, the Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers arrive to strut their stuff. 766 more words

Political Geography