The Rise of a new geopolitical risk (3/3): Climbing out of the dependency trap

Maxime Sommerfeld Antoniou is a master student in Geopolitics, Territory, and Security at King’s College London. His academic interests range from the geopolitics of rare earths to green industrial policies. Abstract: In order to liberate itself from its dependency on foreign supplies of rare-earths elements (REE), the European Union (EU) needs to decarbonize its economy…

The Arctic: Climate Change Has Awoken a Geopolitical Giant

Jack Simpson is a Master’s student in International Conflict Studies. He has developed an interest in emerging geopolitical threats and new theatres for conflict e.g. the Arctic and Space, as well as analysing how climate change affects geopolitical scenarios and energy security. The Arctic is emerging from its position as a frozen political vacuum into…

The rise of a new geopolitical risk (Part One): China, the geopolitics of rare earths, and the European Union’s green energy transition

Maxime Sommerfeld Antoniou is a Master’s student in Geopolitics, Territory, and Security at King’s College London. His academic interests range from the geopolitics of rare earths to green industrial policies. Abstract: This article is the initial contribution to a series of three articles on the rising and intertwined importance of China, the geopolitics of rare…

Trouble brewing on the Mekong

Michael Liu is a second year BA History and International Relations student at Kings. His choice of course reflects his particular interest in the structure-agency problem in geopolitics, where the human side (encompassing anything from personality to historical consciousness) collides with the structural conditions that underpin decision making. Not all is well in Southeast Asia….