Geopolitics

Manuel Alcántara Sáez is professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a founding member of FLACSO-Spain. Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (1976) and Ph.D. in Political Science (1984) from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor of Political Science ...

On July 8, 2010; India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) sent its first “tweet.” This use of the popular social media tool was just one of a series of efforts to bolster and leverage India’s soft power by improving its ...

India’s nuclear test of 1974 code-named Smiling Buddha was the wakeup call for the international community. Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, which was opened for signature in 1968 and came into effect in 1970, recognized only five states as nuclear states and ...

Over the past few years, an alteration in Pakistan’s foreign policy is quite visible. It has come up with a new alternative for its better relations with major powers other than the US. This shift in policy is remarked as ...

YoungDiplomats decided to publish the list of the 10 most powerful man according to Forbes. Most of the people on the list are from governments or related to policy. Nevertheless, two of them are strictly tied with business and Bill ...

Putin’s triumph The Russian election on May 7 was a landmark event. Indeed, it once again enshrined Vladimir Putin’s omnipotence in his country. Putin scored 76.7% and is by far the favorite political personality in his country. Towards a rapprochement ...

On December 7th this year, the 76th commemoration on the attack on Pearl Harbor will be hailed in Hawaii.This event is considered by specialists to be the most important failure in 20th century American intelligence.  This incident revolutionized intelligence methodology, since ...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street ended up down by more than 3% on Tuesday, as the trend towards a reversal of the yield curve weighed heavily on financial stocks. Technology and industry fell into doubt about Washington and Beijing’s ...

Much closer with us than Sun Tzu or Clausewitz, Halford MacKinder is the new thinker that YoungDiplomats focuses on. He is very important to understand how geopolitics was built. Who was he ?  Halford Mackinder was a 20th-century geopolitical scholar ...

In the 21st century, the Middle East will witness a new and unalike kind of war. Despite economic pressures, ethnic and sectarian dissections, terrorism activities, religious radicalism, organized crime and environmental crisis, the likelihood of water war has escalated in ...