The geographies of LGBT+ rights: how do they vary, where and why, in law and politics?

By Alex Cuthbert Global attitudes towards the LGBT+ community vary widely. In some countries, employment protections, joint adoption, gay marriage and social acceptance are widespread. In others, socially conservative attitudes prevail, in legal, social and political contexts. In this blog post, I will explore how these variations occur, and the impacts of this on the global…

Memes as a Source of Soft Power

By Iqra Chaudhri  Many of us have social media accounts which we primarily use to connect with others. Chances are, you have come across memes, particularly through the rise of meme pages that have the sole purpose of distributing memes for the enjoyment of the Internet community. The virtual space of the Internet where memes…

Casus Belli: A Turkish Policy for the Aegean Sea

By Christos Fountas The relations between Greece and Turkey have gone through different periods of recession and tension. From 1973 onwards, the relations between the two countries have been tense. In the early 1970s, Turkey introduced a systematic policy of contestations and claims against the sovereignty and thus the sovereign rights of Greece. This policy…

Resolving the Falklands/Malvinas: is it elemental?

By Matthew Benwell This week we are delighted to host a guest post from Dr Matthew Benwell on, ‘Resolving the Falklands/Malvinas dispute: is it elemental?’ Matthew is an RHUL Geography alumni having completed his PhD here in 2008. He is currently a Lecturer in the School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology at Newcastle University and…