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Perspective The 2022 Geopolitical Reading List [Encyclopedia Geopolitica]

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r/geopolitics 18h ago

AMA AMA: Evan Centanni, editor and lead cartographer of PolGeoNow, here to discuss cartography, borders, statehood, and territory around the world (Jan. 31 - Feb. 6)


Hi r/geopolitics!

Many of you already know me as the map guy from Political Geography Now (www.polgeonow.com), my website aimed at providing ideologically-neutral news and educational features about statehood, borders, and territorial control around the world.

I'm happy to announce that the mods have invited me to do another AMA here, and I'll be answering questions from January 31, 2022 until at least February 6. In the meantime, please feel free to submit any questions you have in advance! Some of my favorite topics are map design, the world's current system of countries and borders, and the many cracks and spaces between them. I don’t claim much expertise on military strategy, policy analysis, or predicting the future, but no topic is strictly off-limits.

Some of the most recent free map articles I've put together for the site have been about territorial control in Somalia, Queen Elizabeth losing one of her 16 independent countries, and Somalia and Kenya’s sea boundary dispute. A map of rebel control in Ethiopia’s civil war is coming up soon too.

PolGeoNow makes money mostly from paid subscribers to our territorial control map series, but a lot of the content is free too. By the time I come back here to answer questions, the Patreon for our free content may also have launched, so if you’re a potential supporter, also feel free to use this space to grill me on any doubts you might have! 😉

In previous years I’ve done AMAs at r/geopolitics here and here, and one at r/geography here.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone soon - ask me anything!

r/geopolitics 9h ago

News Another European nation defies China as Slovenia strengthens Taiwan ties

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Current Events Russia moves more troops westward amid Ukraine tensions

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r/geopolitics 6h ago

Geopolitical and military conflicts illustrated via the defacto borders of the world, using the Apolitical World Map – updated as of December (updates come out every 6 months)

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r/geopolitics 20h ago

News Japan joins Arctic race with 1st research icebreaker for region

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r/geopolitics 2d ago

Analysis Limits in the Seas - People’s Republic of China: Maritime Claims in the South China Sea (U.S. Department of State) [PDF]

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Meta Russia's Attack on the European Security Order: Germany Must Act

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r/geopolitics 1d ago

Analysis Time for NATO to Close Its Door: The Alliance Is Too Big—and Too Provocative—for Its Own Good

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r/geopolitics 4d ago

Question Will Libya normalize relations with Israel?


Three days ago it was reported that "Mossad Director David Barnea and Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Mohammed Al-Dabaiba recently met in Jordan to discuss normalization and security cooperation." Dabaiba heads the Government of National Accord (backed by Turkey). He denies the meeting took place.

It is now being reported that "A plane belonging to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar landed briefly in Tel Aviv on Thursday, according to an Israeli news report." We don't know for certain who was on board, but Haftar has reportedly met with members of Israeli intelligence in the past. Haftar was set to run in the Presidential election this past December before it was postponed. He is backed by Russia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates and heads the self-styled Libyan National Army in eastern Libya.

according to Haaretz, Haftar has promised that he would launch a recognition process akin to that carried out by the UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco last year, in exchange for "military and diplomatic assistance" from Israel.

In addition, "In November last year, Haftar's son Saddam landed in Israel on a private jet amid reports about the possibility of the commander promising an agreement to recognise Israel after the presidential election."

If reports are true, it seems both sides are trying to strengthen their hand with support from Israel.

r/geopolitics 5d ago

News The Former Danish minister of defense Claus Hjort is charged for leaking state secrets

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Analysis Washington’s Missing China Strategy: To Counter Beijing, the Biden Administration Needs to Decide What It Wants

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r/geopolitics 5d ago

Analysis Russian “new Weapons”: from Deterrence to Coercion?

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r/geopolitics 6d ago

News Danish spy chief Lars Findsen named as mystery leak suspect

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r/geopolitics 7d ago

Analysis A More Just Drone War Is Within Reach: The Case for Tighter Targeting Restrictions

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r/geopolitics 7d ago

Analysis Putin's use of Force in Distant Central Asia Will Have Consequences in Europe

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Perspective Russia’s Putin Seizes on Crises to Assert Control Over Former Soviet Republics

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r/geopolitics 10d ago

News How is the Russia-Ukraine crisis re-emerging? I thought as of two weeks ago, Russian forces were withdrawing?

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r/geopolitics 12d ago

Analysis The Case for Cyber-Realism: Geopolitical Problems Don’t Have Technical Solutions

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r/geopolitics 11d ago

What does China make of the Kazakhstan unrest?

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r/geopolitics 13d ago

Analysis Reshaping Ukraine's Western Integration

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Question What's going on in Kazakhstan?


It seems like Nursultan Nazarbayev's clique is facing it's toughest challenge yet. With the price of oil having increased dramatically to unsustainable levels and the people fed up with the corruption and cronyism, it looks like the Kazakh people have risen to demand some serious changes, if not the end of the oligarchic order. The oligarchs have appeared so far to be pulling out all the stops to prevent the protests from spreading further such as shutting down the internet, vowing to seriously combat any mass gatherings, and even calling in help from the CSTO.

As someone who isn't as well versed into Central Asian geopolitics as other regions of the world may I ask anyone who is what exactly is going on in Kazakhstan and what does this mean for the future of the country.

r/geopolitics 13d ago

News Finnish Greens shift in favour of NATO

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r/geopolitics 14d ago

Analysis Europe Strong and Safe: To Deter Russia, America Must Help Revive the Region’s Security Architecture

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r/geopolitics 15d ago Gold

Perspective The U.S. Is Naive About Russia. Ukraine Can’t Afford to Be.

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r/geopolitics 15d ago

Analysis Erdogan’s End Game: Will He Undermine Turkish Democracy to Stay in Power?

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r/geopolitics 15d ago

Analysis Syria: Will the West Ever Take Its Strategic Defeat Seriously?

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