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Jeremy Black, Phillip Bobbitt etc

The return of geopolitics : a global quest for the right side of history

It wasn´t so long ago that a notion gained currency suggesting we had reached the end of history, that humanity´s sociocultural evolution had advanced to a point beyond which it could not develop much further. A quarter of a century later, this optimism seems to have vanished. Instead, we are witnessing the return of geopolitics. In this volume, leading scholars chart how we arrived where we are today and where we might be going next.
  • ISBN: 9789189069725
  • Published: 2021-09-15
  • Graphic design: Patric Leo
  • Illustrated. 177x248x29 mm. 312 pages.


Alexander Linklater is a freelance writer and associate editor of Prospect magazine.

Kurt Almqvist är vd för Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse för allmännyttiga ändamål samt ledamot i stiftelsen Hilma af Klints verk.


Mikael Wigell is programme director of global security at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki.

Norman Stone (1941–2019) was a professor in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara.

Barry Strauss is Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies at Cornell University, with joint appointments in the Departments of History and Classics, and is the Corliss Page Dean Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Morris Rossabi is a senior scholar and Adjunct Professor of Inner Asian History at Columbia University.

Charly Salonius-Pasternak is a senior research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, where his primary areas of research are foreign, security and defence policy.

Andrew Preston is Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College, where he is director of studies in history.

Fraser Nelson is a leading British journalist and commentator.

Richard Overy is Honorary Research Professor at the University of Exeter, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Lincoln Paine is a maritime historian, editor, teacher and curator.

Walter Russell Mead is the Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship at Hudson Institute, the ‘Global View’ columnist at the Wall Street Journal and the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College in New York.

Richard Miles is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology and Vice Provost at the University of Sydney.

John H. Maurer serves as the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and is a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s National Security Program.

Sean McMeekin is a historian who specialises in European history of the early twentieth century, especially regarding the origins of the First World War and the role of Russia and the Ottoman Empire.

Anna-Lena Laurén is the Moscow correspondent of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and the Swedish-Finnish Hufvudstadsbladet.

Peter Heather is Professor of Medieval History at King’s College London.

Josef Joffe obtained his PhD in government from Harvard University, and is now a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

David Frum is a political commentator and a senior editor of the Atlantic.

Gabriel Gorodetsky is a quondam fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Emeritus Professor of History at Tel Aviv University.

Noah Feldman is an author, columnist, and the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, as well as chair of the Society of Fellows at Harvard.

Jonathan Fenby is chairman of the China team at the TSLombard research group.

Roger Crowley is a historian and author who mainly writes about maritime history and the history and culture of the Mediterranean world.

Gregory Feifer is executive director of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington.

Michael Broers is Professor of Western European History at the University of Oxford.

Jeremy Black is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter and was previously Professor of History at the University of Durham.

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