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The political geography of Leslie Knope

After seven seasons, the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation is coming to an end tonight. As a planner-in-training/aspiring politico, the show became one of my regulars when it premiered in 2009 and is now one of my all-time favourites, right behind… 865 more words

Mammoth dams, lean neighbours

Djibouti, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda…all of them have one by one approached Ethiopia for their slice of the country’s enormous hydropower cake. Djibouti and Sudan get their share since 2011 and 2012, respectively; whilst the rest of East African countries patiently wait for the arrival of the electric lines. 291 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

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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. 1,417 more words