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…

Thinking Inside the Box

Alex Colas from Birkbeck University presented a paper entitled: “Infrastructures of the world economy: Thinking inside the box” at this year’s Millennium Conference held at LSE. Contributing to growing scholarship on shipping containers and containerisation (the work of William Walters for example), Colas sought in his paper to “make the shipping container the protagonist of…