News

Aggies GO
News
Morgan Aikele- China’s massive purchasing of Iranian oil emboldens Iran in negotiations with the United States.
China and Iran: Using Material Power to Push Back in Nuclear Program Negotiations

China and Iran: Using Material Power to Push Back in Nuclear Program Negotiations

Morgan Aikele- China’s massive purchasing of Iranian oil emboldens Iran in negotiations with the United States.

Aggies GO
News
Networks
Jacob Sagers – A new lithium mine in Québec presents an opportunity to help break China’s hold on electric car batteries.
Lithium mining in Québec challenges China’s grip on electric car batteries.

Lithium mining in Québec challenges China’s grip on electric car batteries.

Jacob Sagers – A new lithium mine in Québec presents an opportunity to help break China’s hold on electric car batteries.

News
Aggies GO
Jonah Carlson - What can glass reveal about supply chains in Ukraine and the country’s connection to Western Europe?
Networks and Ukraine: How to Understand Demands for Glass | Aggies GO

Networks and Ukraine: How to Understand Demands for Glass

Jonah Carlson - What can glass reveal about supply chains in Ukraine and the country’s connection to Western Europe?

Identity
Aggies GO
Protests
iran
ideological power
News
Anna Johnson - Protests following the death of a woman in custody of Iran’s morality police, have united Iranians of varying ethnicities and social classes despite existing divides in identity.
Antigovernment protests unite Iranians across lines of identity

Antigovernment protests unite Iranians across lines of identity

Anna Johnson - Protests following the death of a woman in custody of Iran’s morality police, have united Iranians of varying ethnicities and social classes despite existing divides in identity.

Russia
News
Aggies GO
Ukraine
Referendums
Hailey Brown - Referendums seeking secession of occupied areas in Ukraine are opposed by citizens who remain loyal to their home state and sense of national identity.
Referendums in Ukraine: A reminder of the strength of national identity

Referendums in Ukraine: A reminder of the strength of national identity

Hailey Brown - Referendums seeking secession of occupied areas in Ukraine are opposed by citizens who remain loyal to their home state and sense of national identity.

News
Aggies GO
Ben Johnson- Russian referendums in Ukraine bring up questions about sovereignty and territory.
To be or not to be: Territory in Ukraine

To be or not to be: Territory in Ukraine

Ben Johnson- Russian referendums in Ukraine bring up questions about sovereignty and territory.

Aggies GO
News
Carilyn Pointer - The Solomon Islands are signaling they are growing their relationship with China, which raises the importance of scale as geopolitical tensions rise.
Scale dictates the Solomon Islands play a crucial role in Pacific Ocean geopolitics

Scale dictates the Solomon Islands play a crucial role in Pacific Ocean geopolitics

Carilyn Pointer - The Solomon Islands are signaling they are growing their relationship with China, which raises the importance of scale as geopolitical tensions rise.

national identity
News
Aggies GO
Jacob Sagers - France struggles with Pétain’s legacy as it grapples with a world in crisis.
Coping with Pétain and the World Wars: French identity

Coping with Pétain and the World Wars: French identity

Jacob Sagers - France struggles with Pétain’s legacy as it grapples with a world in crisis.

News
Aggies GO
Jacob Sagers - Ideological power helps explain why Chile’s attempt at rewriting Pinochet’s Constitution is soundly rejected by voters. 
Chile’s constitutional fate remains uncertain

Chile’s constitutional fate remains uncertain

Jacob Sagers - Ideological power helps explain why Chile’s attempt at rewriting Pinochet’s Constitution is soundly rejected by voters. 

News
Aggies GO
Carilyn Pointer - Recent policies implemented by the new president of Mexico have given more ideological power to the cartels, increasing violence across the country.
The ideological power of the Mexican Cartels escalates violence

The ideological power of the Mexican Cartels escalates violence

Carilyn Pointer - Recent policies implemented by the new president of Mexico have given more ideological power to the cartels, increasing violence across the country.

News
Aggies GO
Morgan Aikele- Russia’s turn to the pariah state implicates deeper tensions in the international community.
North Korea asserts new power in the Ukraine war, selling weaponry to Russia

North Korea asserts new power in the Ukraine war, selling weaponry to Russia

Morgan Aikele- Russia’s turn to the pariah state implicates deeper tensions in the international community.

Aggies GO
News
Anna Johnson - With climate change putting pressure on the American West’s water systems, connected networks must work together to find water solutions for the Colorado River.
Drought: dividing force or our strongest connection?

Drought: dividing force or our strongest connection?

Anna Johnson - With climate change putting pressure on the American West’s water systems, connected networks must work together to find water solutions for the Colorado River.

Aggies GO
News
Ben Johnson - A recent victory in Ukraine undermines Russian ideological power.
Ideological Power: Can Ukraine turn the tide?

Ideological Power: Can Ukraine turn the tide?

Ben Johnson - A recent victory in Ukraine undermines Russian ideological power.

Aggies GO
News
Jonah Carlson - Mikhail Gorbachev’s recent passing has the West thinking about ideological power.
What happened to liberalism? Reflecting on Gorbachev

What happened to liberalism? Reflecting on Gorbachev

Jonah Carlson - Mikhail Gorbachev’s recent passing has the West thinking about ideological power.

palestine
Aggies GO
israel
News
Gaza
Hailey Brown - Execution of two Palestinians for alleged cooperation with Israel serves as a reminder of the Gazan geopolitical code.
Palestinians accused of conspiring with Israel executed in Gaza

Palestinians accused of conspiring with Israel executed in Gaza

Hailey Brown - Execution of two Palestinians for alleged cooperation with Israel serves as a reminder of the Gazan geopolitical code.

News
Aggies GO
Carilyn Pointer – Cease-fire has ended the three-day attack Israel launched on Gaza which resulted in many causalities and shows the importance of the concept of place in the conflict.
Place matters in the conflict over Gaza

Place matters in the conflict over Gaza

Carilyn Pointer – Cease-fire has ended the three-day attack Israel launched on Gaza which resulted in many causalities and shows the importance of the concept of place in the conflict.

taiwan
News
United States
Boundaries
Aggies GO
Geopolitical Codes
relational power
China
Ben Johnson- Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan sparks backlash from China through military exercises and sanctions.
China continues to tighten its grip on Taiwan

China continues to tighten its grip on Taiwan

Ben Johnson- Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan sparks backlash from China through military exercises and sanctions.

Aggies GO
News
Carilyn Pointer - China is restating its claim on the Taiwan Strait which brings into question China and Taiwan’s boundaries and their influence on the global stage.
Where does China’s Boundary end?

Where does China’s Boundary end?

Carilyn Pointer - China is restating its claim on the Taiwan Strait which brings into question China and Taiwan’s boundaries and their influence on the global stage.

News
Aggies GO
Carilyn Pointer - The World Health Organization illustrates the importance of networks within a global pandemic.
How the WHO Network Has Operated for Over 2 Years

How the WHO Network Has Operated for Over 2 Years

Carilyn Pointer - The World Health Organization illustrates the importance of networks within a global pandemic.

News
Aggies GO
Ben Johnson- Abe Shinzo’s death sparks questions about Japan’s future.
Geopolitical Codes: Abe Shinzo’s death and legacy

Geopolitical Codes: Abe Shinzo’s death and legacy

Ben Johnson- Abe Shinzo’s death sparks questions about Japan’s future.

News
Aggies GO
Carilyn Pointer - Inflation has caused British workers to protest which points to the significance of the local scale of experience.
British Workers Strike Against Inflation

British Workers Strike Against Inflation

Carilyn Pointer - Inflation has caused British workers to protest which points to the significance of the local scale of experience.

News
Aggies GO
Ben Johnson- Civilians, angry with Russia, inform on sanction dodgers within their companies.
Networks: Ukraine’s Unexpected Ally

Networks: Ukraine’s Unexpected Ally

Ben Johnson- Civilians, angry with Russia, inform on sanction dodgers within their companies.

Aggies GO
News
Carilyn Pointer - Egypt makes calculated decisions to preserve the US and Russia as allies amid the Ukraine crisis.
Egypt - A Friend to All

Egypt - A Friend to All

Carilyn Pointer - Egypt makes calculated decisions to preserve the US and Russia as allies amid the Ukraine crisis.

Aggies GO
News
Ben Johnson- Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea compels leaders to find new routes to transport agricultural products.
War, Ukrainian Farmers, and the Global Economy: The Geopolitics of Scale

War, Ukrainian Farmers, and the Global Economy: The Geopolitics of Scale

Ben Johnson- Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea compels leaders to find new routes to transport agricultural products.

News
Aggies GO
Carilyn Pointer - Rising prices across the nation point to the global importance of oil and gas as a type of material power.
The Power of 5$ Gas

The Power of 5$ Gas

Carilyn Pointer - Rising prices across the nation point to the global importance of oil and gas as a type of material power.

News
Aggies GO
Ben Johnson - Ukrainian Insurgents within Russian controlled territory use guerrilla tactics illustrating the powerful motivation that is national identity.
Resistance From Within: Ukrainian Insurgents Seek Liberation

Resistance From Within: Ukrainian Insurgents Seek Liberation

Ben Johnson - Ukrainian Insurgents within Russian controlled territory use guerrilla tactics illustrating the powerful motivation that is national identity.

Aggies GO
News
Carilyn Pointer - The new President of Somalia hopes to use nationalism to bring the country together against terrorist groups.
Nationalism May Secure Somalia’s Fate

Nationalism May Secure Somalia’s Fate

Carilyn Pointer - The new President of Somalia hopes to use nationalism to bring the country together against terrorist groups.

United States
taiwan
News
Aggies GO
China
Ben Johnson - The United States ramps up its arming of Taiwan in preparation of a conflict with China.
Relational Power: The United States and Taiwan Prepare for Conflict

Relational Power: The United States and Taiwan Prepare for Conflict

Ben Johnson - The United States ramps up its arming of Taiwan in preparation of a conflict with China.

GeopoliticalCodes
Aggies GO
News
Russia
Finland
Geopolitics
NATO
Sweden
Ben Johnson- Sweden and Finland both decide to apply for NATO membership due to increased threat from Russia.
Changing Geopolitical Codes: Sweden and Finland’s move toward NATO

Changing Geopolitical Codes: Sweden and Finland’s move toward NATO

Ben Johnson- Sweden and Finland both decide to apply for NATO membership due to increased threat from Russia.

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News
Carilyn Pointer - Finland and Sweden applying to join NATO shows that Putin is a separate agent from the Russian government.
Who’s in Charge: Putin or Russia?

Who’s in Charge: Putin or Russia?

Carilyn Pointer - Finland and Sweden applying to join NATO shows that Putin is a separate agent from the Russian government.

News
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter demonstrates a scenario when one person has the ability to wield a remarkable amount of material power.
Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase

Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase

Madeleine Alder - Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter demonstrates a scenario when one person has the ability to wield a remarkable amount of material power.

Muslim
Aggies GO
national identity
Ukraine
Macron
Le Pen
News
French Election
Alisha Hawley - The French presidential election has ended, and French Muslims were torn on who to support.
A Conundrum for French Muslims

A Conundrum for French Muslims

Alisha Hawley - The French presidential election has ended, and French Muslims were torn on who to support.

material power
Japan
solomon islands
China
News
Geopolitical Codes
Aggies GO
new zealand
Corinne Hughes - New alliances and security agreements in the South Pacific illustrate the importance of geopolitical codes.
Changing Codes in the Asia-Pacific Region

Changing Codes in the Asia-Pacific Region

Corinne Hughes - New alliances and security agreements in the South Pacific illustrate the importance of geopolitical codes.

location
Aggies GO
Scale
News
locale
jerusalem
israel
palestine
Place
Identity
Corinne Hughes - Rising tensions in Jerusalem have led to an increase in marches, riots, and skirmishes between Israeli and Palestinian forces
Jerusalem: a Divided City

Jerusalem: a Divided City

Corinne Hughes - Rising tensions in Jerusalem have led to an increase in marches, riots, and skirmishes between Israeli and Palestinian forces

Aggies GO
News
Madeleine Alder - Omicron is moving quickly through China and putting strain on the economy, which shows how networks influence the movement of disease and money. 
Networks: Diseases and Economics

Networks: Diseases and Economics

Madeleine Alder - Omicron is moving quickly through China and putting strain on the economy, which shows how networks influence the movement of disease and money. 

Aggies GO
News
Lauren Palmer - Growing “tech clusters” around the world may impact global networks and flows.
The Changing Geopolitics of Tech Hot Spots

The Changing Geopolitics of Tech Hot Spots

Lauren Palmer - Growing “tech clusters” around the world may impact global networks and flows.

News
Aggies GO
Lauren Palmer - Social media has added a new dimension of warfare to the conflict in Ukraine.
Constantly Connected: Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine

Constantly Connected: Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine

Lauren Palmer - Social media has added a new dimension of warfare to the conflict in Ukraine.

Aggies GO
News
Madeleine Alder - In the Russia-Ukraine crisis, cryptocurrency has a growing influence, including in moving money to a war zone.
Crypto Power

Crypto Power

Madeleine Alder - In the Russia-Ukraine crisis, cryptocurrency has a growing influence, including in moving money to a war zone.

nationalism
western sahara
Aggies GO
Morocco
News
Corinne Hughes - Renewed conflict in Western Sahara brings to light questions about nations and nationalism.
To Be or Not to Be a Nation?

To Be or Not to Be a Nation?

Corinne Hughes - Renewed conflict in Western Sahara brings to light questions about nations and nationalism.

Ukraine
Donbas
Aggies GO
Territory
NATO
Russia
Crimea
USSR
Armed Conflict
News
Alisha Hawley - How does growing western influence in Ukraine threaten Russia?
Ukraine from the ground up

Ukraine from the ground up

Alisha Hawley - How does growing western influence in Ukraine threaten Russia?

News
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - In the Russia-Ukraine crisis, cryptocurrency has a growing influence, including in moving money to a war zone.
Crypto Power

Crypto Power

Madeleine Alder - In the Russia-Ukraine crisis, cryptocurrency has a growing influence, including in moving money to a war zone.

News
Aggies GO
Lauren Palmer - Viewing the Russia-Ukraine conflict through the lens of identity can help explain Vladimir Putin’s motives and rationale.
Russian Identity in Crisis

Russian Identity in Crisis

Lauren Palmer - Viewing the Russia-Ukraine conflict through the lens of identity can help explain Vladimir Putin’s motives and rationale.

News
Identity
Aggies GO
locale
South Korea
Corinne Hughes - The construction of a new mosque in South Korea has proven to be a controversial project, for reasons relating to changing locale and shifting identity.
Growing Pains in South Korea

Growing Pains in South Korea

Corinne Hughes - The construction of a new mosque in South Korea has proven to be a controversial project, for reasons relating to changing locale and shifting identity.

Aggies GO
News
Lauren Palmer - Cyberattacks in Russia and Ukraine emphasize changes in geopolitical codes and scale.
Cyber's Effect on Geopolitical Codes

Cyber's Effect on Geopolitical Codes

Lauren Palmer - Cyberattacks in Russia and Ukraine emphasize changes in geopolitical codes and scale.

Aggies GO
mars
United States
relational power
News
material power
China
United Arab Emirates
Corinne Hughes - Three Mars missions from three different countries illustrate the process of increasing material power.
Power Dynamics on Mars

Power Dynamics on Mars

Corinne Hughes - Three Mars missions from three different countries illustrate the process of increasing material power.

Aggies GO
News
Madeleine Alder - Legalization of some abortion procedures in Colombia’s highest court plays into discussions at the local, national, and global scale.
Abortion in Colombia

Abortion in Colombia

Madeleine Alder - Legalization of some abortion procedures in Colombia’s highest court plays into discussions at the local, national, and global scale.

War
Russia
News
Aggies GO
Nord Stream 2
Germany
Ukraine
Economic Sanctions
Armed Conflict
Alisha Hawley - As the Ukrainian crisis continues with Russian military action, Russia is met with a slew of economic sanctions, including the halting of the famous Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Halted Streams as Russia attacks Ukraine

Halted Streams as Russia attacks Ukraine

Alisha Hawley - As the Ukrainian crisis continues with Russian military action, Russia is met with a slew of economic sanctions, including the halting of the famous Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

News
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - Prime Minister Trudeau cracks down against the free speech rights of protestors who are upset about covid restrictions.
Free Speech in Canada

Free Speech in Canada

Madeleine Alder - Prime Minister Trudeau cracks down against the free speech rights of protestors who are upset about covid restrictions.

News
Aggies GO
Lauren Palmer - The African Union’s 20th anniversary celebration provides a look at geopolitical codes.
Toward a Greater Union

Toward a Greater Union

Lauren Palmer - The African Union’s 20th anniversary celebration provides a look at geopolitical codes.

Migration
Afghanistan
Boundaries
Aggies GO
Refugee
economy
Border
Taliban
News
Alisha Hawley – As the economic crisis in Afghanistan continues, Taliban legitimacy is threatened by the growing wave of migrants fleeing the country.
The Taliban and Legitimacy in Afghanistan

The Taliban and Legitimacy in Afghanistan

Alisha Hawley – As the economic crisis in Afghanistan continues, Taliban legitimacy is threatened by the growing wave of migrants fleeing the country.

News
Scale
canada
Aggies GO
Corinne Hughes - Ongoing protests in Canada are causing quite the stir both at home and abroad, illustrating the importance of scale.
The Scale of the Freedom Convoy Protests

The Scale of the Freedom Convoy Protests

Corinne Hughes - Ongoing protests in Canada are causing quite the stir both at home and abroad, illustrating the importance of scale.

News
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder- Fluctuations in the stock market are indicative of informational flows across boundaries. 
Stock Flows

Stock Flows

Madeleine Alder- Fluctuations in the stock market are indicative of informational flows across boundaries. 

Aggies GO
News
Lauren Palmer - The transition from the “Internet of Things” to the “Internet of Everything” will change how we think about boundaries and flows.
A Whole New World: Geopolitics of the Metaverse

A Whole New World: Geopolitics of the Metaverse

Lauren Palmer - The transition from the “Internet of Things” to the “Internet of Everything” will change how we think about boundaries and flows.

Aggies GO
News
Alisha Hawley – A lot has happened since 2008, the last time China hosted the Olympics. Now cemented as a world power, how will this affect China’s attitude during the games themselves?
China Then and Now

China Then and Now

Alisha Hawley – A lot has happened since 2008, the last time China hosted the Olympics. Now cemented as a world power, how will this affect China’s attitude during the games themselves?

tonga
Networks
volcano
News
Aggies GO
Corinne Hughes - A volcanic eruption in the South Pacific has disrupted an important communications network, isolating Tonga from the rest of the world.
Disconnected After a Natural Disaster

Disconnected After a Natural Disaster

Corinne Hughes - A volcanic eruption in the South Pacific has disrupted an important communications network, isolating Tonga from the rest of the world.

News
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - An increasingly strained relationship between Russia and Ukraine demonstrates a contentious boundary relationship
Boundary Tensions

Boundary Tensions

Madeleine Alder - An increasingly strained relationship between Russia and Ukraine demonstrates a contentious boundary relationship

News
Aggies GO
Lauren Palmer - Rising interest in extraterrestrial travel has brought to light questions about how geopolitical constructs apply to outer space.
Who Owns the Cosmos?

Who Owns the Cosmos?

Lauren Palmer - Rising interest in extraterrestrial travel has brought to light questions about how geopolitical constructs apply to outer space.

Wall Street
News
China
Economics
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - The Chinese economy is becoming more self-sufficient and capable of operating without Wall Street’s support, suggesting dangerous consequences for the US economy.
Stock Market Heart Break | Aggies GO

Stock Market Heart Break

Madeleine Alder - The Chinese economy is becoming more self-sufficient and capable of operating without Wall Street’s support, suggesting dangerous consequences for the US economy.

Aggies GO
China
Wall Street
Economics
News
Madeleine Alder - Challenges to Boris Johnson’s leadership have an impact on Britain’s geopolitical code.
Johnson’s Leadership Troubles | Aggies GO

Johnson’s Leadership Troubles

Madeleine Alder - Challenges to Boris Johnson’s leadership have an impact on Britain’s geopolitical code.

boundariesandflows
Aggies GO
News
COVID
south africa
omicron
Corinne Hughes - The recent discovery of a new form of coronavirus in South Africa has led to more tightly-controlled boundaries across the globe.
The Flow of the Omicron Variant

The Flow of the Omicron Variant

Corinne Hughes - The recent discovery of a new form of coronavirus in South Africa has led to more tightly-controlled boundaries across the globe.

China
Aggies GO
Mining
Geopolitical Codes
Congo
News
Supply
Cobalt
Alisha Hawley - As the U.S. pursues renewable energy Chinese mining companies are an unexpected roadblock.
The Craze for Cobalt

The Craze for Cobalt

Alisha Hawley - As the U.S. pursues renewable energy Chinese mining companies are an unexpected roadblock.

News
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - The COP26 conference asked leaders to step above their sovereign interests to accomplish global cooperation.
Coping with climate challenges at COP26

Coping with climate challenges at COP26

Madeleine Alder - The COP26 conference asked leaders to step above their sovereign interests to accomplish global cooperation.

News
tigray
Ethiopia
nationalism
Aggies GO
Scale
Corinne Hughes - One year into the Ethiopian conflict, rebels slowly advance toward the capital and the entire country risks descending into civil war. How did it all begin?
Identity Crisis in Ethiopia | Aggies GO

Identity Crisis in Ethiopia

Corinne Hughes - One year into the Ethiopian conflict, rebels slowly advance toward the capital and the entire country risks descending into civil war. How did it all begin?

belarus
Scale
Aggies GO
Border
News
poland
Corinne Hughes - A new plan to build a wall between Poland and Belarus has highlighted the politics of boundaries and flows in Europe.
Building the Wall in Poland | Aggies GO

Building the Wall in Poland

Corinne Hughes - A new plan to build a wall between Poland and Belarus has highlighted the politics of boundaries and flows in Europe.

Aggies GO
News
AGO
Lauren Palmer - Networks and Resource Competition: Blockbuster Movie Dune Tells a Fascinating Geopolitical Story
The Geopolitics of Dune

The Geopolitics of Dune

Lauren Palmer - Networks and Resource Competition: Blockbuster Movie Dune Tells a Fascinating Geopolitical Story

Nicaragua
Dictatorship
Daniel Ortega
Aggies GO
Scale
News
Alisha Hawley - Nicaragua, led by President Daniel Ortega, is the next state to fall victim to dictatorship. What does this change look like for people on the ground?
Like Dominoes

Like Dominoes

Alisha Hawley - Nicaragua, led by President Daniel Ortega, is the next state to fall victim to dictatorship. What does this change look like for people on the ground?

customs
News
refugees
Afghanistan
Border
Aggies GO
Boundaries
Alisha Hawley – As the process of admitting tens of thousands of Afghan refugees continues, some end up prohibited from entering the country. What now?
Left in Limbo

Left in Limbo

Alisha Hawley – As the process of admitting tens of thousands of Afghan refugees continues, some end up prohibited from entering the country. What now?

evergrande
News
economy
Aggies GO
China
Regulation
Alisha Hawley - China has cracked down on its businesses and large corporations in a bid to increase state control. How will this affect the country and the global economy?
New Regulation in China

New Regulation in China

Alisha Hawley - China has cracked down on its businesses and large corporations in a bid to increase state control. How will this affect the country and the global economy?

Aggies GO
News
Lauren Palmer - China is utilizing geopolitical power to further its goals in Taiwan.
Power in Play: the China and Taiwan Relationship

Power in Play: the China and Taiwan Relationship

Lauren Palmer - China is utilizing geopolitical power to further its goals in Taiwan.

Illegal Immigration
Haiti
Aggies GO
Immigration
News
Deportation
Place
Alisha Hawley - Some Haitian migrants haven’t seen their country in over a decade. After trying to seek a better life in the U.S., they may not have a choice.
Deportation and Demoralization

Deportation and Demoralization

Alisha Hawley - Some Haitian migrants haven’t seen their country in over a decade. After trying to seek a better life in the U.S., they may not have a choice.

Afghanistan
Refugee
News
democracy
Aggies GO
Geopolitical Codes
Alisha Hawley - Following the end of an era as the US leaves the war in Afghanistan, is its geopolitical code still intact?
Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

Alisha Hawley - Following the end of an era as the US leaves the war in Afghanistan, is its geopolitical code still intact?

Olympics
Japan
national identity
Aggies GO
economy
News
small business
Alisha Hawley - After the closing ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Games, the Japanese people are left with one question. What now?
Struggle in the Wake of the Olympics

Struggle in the Wake of the Olympics

Alisha Hawley - After the closing ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Games, the Japanese people are left with one question. What now?

ideological power
News
Tunisia
Aggies GO
Regime Change
Arab Spring
Tunisia’s government is abolished by President Kais Saied. He promises to rebuild, but how did this happen?
Tunisia's Government and the End of and Era

Tunisia's Government and the End of and Era

Tunisia’s government is abolished by President Kais Saied. He promises to rebuild, but how did this happen?

News
Aggies GO
Networks
Boundaries
Korea
Military and diplomatic hotlines between North and South Korea have been reconnected after fourteen months
One Network Links Two Countries

One Network Links Two Countries

Military and diplomatic hotlines between North and South Korea have been reconnected after fourteen months

Aggies GO
Free Speech
China
Hong Kong
News
Boundries
Alisha Hawley - China’s silencing of a prominent journal is another sign of how Hong Kong’s political autonomy is under attack.
China Chisels away at Hong Kong's Autonomy | Aggies GO

China Chisels away at Hong Kong's Autonomy

Alisha Hawley - China’s silencing of a prominent journal is another sign of how Hong Kong’s political autonomy is under attack.

News
Flows
Aggies GO
Alisha Hawley - Haiti’s political situation worsens even as aid money continues to flow from the international community.
Give a Country a Fish | Aggies GO

Give a Country a Fish

Alisha Hawley - Haiti’s political situation worsens even as aid money continues to flow from the international community.

News
Place
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - The way each city responds to to Covid-19 varies; each community’s identity plays a part in its pandemic response.
A Tale of Two Cities | Aggies GO

A Tale of Two Cities

Madeleine Alder - The way each city responds to to Covid-19 varies; each community’s identity plays a part in its pandemic response.

Aggies GO
News
Power
Madeleine Alder - Recent offensive moves by Tigrayan rebel forces in the Ethiopian civil war show how relational power shifts over time. 
Shifting Power in Ethiopia | Aggies GO

Shifting Power in Ethiopia

Madeleine Alder - Recent offensive moves by Tigrayan rebel forces in the Ethiopian civil war show how relational power shifts over time. 

Aggies GO
Place
News
COVID
NYC
Cities are returning to normal as Covid restrictions are lifted, which also triggers a shift in the sense of place experienced in these communities.
The Return of the City

The Return of the City

Cities are returning to normal as Covid restrictions are lifted, which also triggers a shift in the sense of place experienced in these communities.

Aggies GO
China
Power
News
Alisha Hawley - China’s Belt and Road initiative has caught the ire of US leadership as both countries continue their bids to gather power and garner support.
Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place | Aggies GO

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Alisha Hawley - China’s Belt and Road initiative has caught the ire of US leadership as both countries continue their bids to gather power and garner support.

News
Place
Aggies GO
Boundries
Madeleine Alder - Several cities are considering the removal of their highways, a choice that would change the social boundaries of urban communities.
Are Highways On Their Way Out? | Aggies GO

Are Highways On Their Way Out?

Madeleine Alder - Several cities are considering the removal of their highways, a choice that would change the social boundaries of urban communities.

Place
Aggies GO
News
Alisha Hawley - As destruction in Gaza City mounts as a result of continued hostilities between Israel and the Hamas, the concept of place can be used to better understand the citizens' situation.
Bad to Worse in Gaza City | Aggies GO

Bad to Worse in Gaza City

Alisha Hawley - As destruction in Gaza City mounts as a result of continued hostilities between Israel and the Hamas, the concept of place can be used to better understand the citizens' situation.

india
News
Networks
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - Grassroot social media networks compensate for failing public health systems in India’s huge coronavirus breakout.
Networks at Play in India’s Covid Wave | Aggies GO

Networks at Play in India’s Covid Wave

Madeleine Alder - Grassroot social media networks compensate for failing public health systems in India’s huge coronavirus breakout.

News
Place
Scale
Aggies GO
Madeleine Alder - Finland has kept its title as “Happiest Country” for four years. The concepts of place and scale help explain Finland’s secret.
Happy Times in Finland | Aggies GO

Happy Times in Finland

Madeleine Alder - Finland has kept its title as “Happiest Country” for four years. The concepts of place and scale help explain Finland’s secret.

News
Myanmar
Aggies GO
Clara Thorson- The coup in Myanmar shows how autocracy is spreading throughout Southeast Asia.
The Other Pandemic | Aggies GO

The Other Pandemic

Clara Thorson- The coup in Myanmar shows how autocracy is spreading throughout Southeast Asia.

Mexico
News
Boundaries
boundariesandflows
Border
Aggies GO
The flow of immigrants at the US-Mexico border reaches its highest point in 15 years, placing a growing pressure on the boundary region.
Migration at the US-Mexico Border

Migration at the US-Mexico Border

The flow of immigrants at the US-Mexico border reaches its highest point in 15 years, placing a growing pressure on the boundary region.

News
GeopoliticalCodes
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Clara Thorson - China has been accused of taking Canadian citizens as political prisoners, demonstrating a shift in its geopolitical code.
Hostage Diplomacy | Aggies GO

Hostage Diplomacy

Clara Thorson - China has been accused of taking Canadian citizens as political prisoners, demonstrating a shift in its geopolitical code.

News
EU
regions
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Madeleine Alder - Within the functional region of the European Union, leaders deliberate about how to increase summer travel.
Summer Vacation in the EU | Aggies GO

Summer Vacation in the EU

Madeleine Alder - Within the functional region of the European Union, leaders deliberate about how to increase summer travel.

Coronavirus
Scale
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News
covid-19
Madeleine Alder - A year after COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic, the concept of scale is a helpful tool for understanding the past twelve months.
Hindsight is 2020 | Aggies GO

Hindsight is 2020

Madeleine Alder - A year after COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic, the concept of scale is a helpful tool for understanding the past twelve months.

AGO
royal family
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Meghan Markle
Britain
Prince Harry
nationalism
News
Recent accusations of racism among the British Royal Family reveal an antiquated imperialist system built on racial hierarchy, a fact that may disrupt feelings of nationalism.
More Than Just a Family Feud

More Than Just a Family Feud

Recent accusations of racism among the British Royal Family reveal an antiquated imperialist system built on racial hierarchy, a fact that may disrupt feelings of nationalism.

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boundriesandflows
News
Madeleine Alder -Japan’s response to the pandemic and the country’s slow vaccine rollout demonstrate the interconnected flows of people, goods, and the virus.
Intersecting Flows in Japan | Aggies GO

Intersecting Flows in Japan

Madeleine Alder -Japan’s response to the pandemic and the country’s slow vaccine rollout demonstrate the interconnected flows of people, goods, and the virus.

News
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North Korea
GeopoliticalCodes
nuclearweapons
Russia
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nuclearwarfare
Geopolitical Codes
The United States nuclear program is largely shaped by geopolitical codes, and helps shape these codes themselves.
Nuclear Codes

Nuclear Codes

The United States nuclear program is largely shaped by geopolitical codes, and helps shape these codes themselves.

Flows
News
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Clara Thorson- Stimulus packages that aim at increasing the flow of spending may overheat the global economy, resulting in disruptively high inflation rates.
Stimulus Checks: Salvation, Or Inflation?

Stimulus Checks: Salvation, Or Inflation?

Clara Thorson- Stimulus packages that aim at increasing the flow of spending may overheat the global economy, resulting in disruptively high inflation rates.

Flows
boundariesandflows
Conspiracy
News
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flow
Trump
The spread of QAnon from fringe to mainstream illustrates the rapid information flows of the internet age.
The Flow of Q

The Flow of Q

The spread of QAnon from fringe to mainstream illustrates the rapid information flows of the internet age.

News
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Protests
Power
Russia
Alexei Navalny inspires protestors across Russia through the ideological power of his opposition movement.
Navalny’s Movement

Navalny’s Movement

Alexei Navalny inspires protestors across Russia through the ideological power of his opposition movement.

india
News
China
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Boundries
Tensions continue to build between China and India as China seeks to push against established boundaries.
Clash of Countries | Aggies GO

Clash of Countries

Tensions continue to build between China and India as China seeks to push against established boundaries.

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Trump
News
2020 election
Clara Thorson-- How President Trump’s unprecedented ideological power is disrupting American politics—and may continue to do so.
When Lame Ducks Fly | Aggies GO

When Lame Ducks Fly

Clara Thorson-- How President Trump’s unprecedented ideological power is disrupting American politics—and may continue to do so.

News
vaccine
covid-19
Scale
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The United Kingdom has started to administer a COVID-19 vaccine, but the process will have inherent challenges
The Vaccine is Here, Now What?

The Vaccine is Here, Now What?

The United Kingdom has started to administer a COVID-19 vaccine, but the process will have inherent challenges

News
US
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China
Madeleine Alder
climate change
The U.S. and China have a tense relationship, but there is potential for the countries to work together on climate change initiatives.
Collaboration for the Climate?

Collaboration for the Climate?

The U.S. and China have a tense relationship, but there is potential for the countries to work together on climate change initiatives.

News
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Power
Clara Thorson- The reception of President-Elect Biden in the United States by other world leaders demonstrates the exercise of ideological power on the world stage.
When Congratulations Count | Aggies GO

When Congratulations Count

Clara Thorson- The reception of President-Elect Biden in the United States by other world leaders demonstrates the exercise of ideological power on the world stage.

News
Scale
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Madeleine Alder - Early voting at New Orleans Arena, October 2020
Waiting, Waiting, Waiting | Aggies GO

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

Madeleine Alder - Early voting at New Orleans Arena, October 2020

Flows
News
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Clara Thorson- The pandemic has caused a rising birth rate in poor countries which can be explained by disruption in the flow of people and contraceptives.
Here Comes the Boom | Aggies GO

Here Comes the Boom

Clara Thorson- The pandemic has caused a rising birth rate in poor countries which can be explained by disruption in the flow of people and contraceptives.

News
Boundary
Germany
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By Madeleine Alder - In Europe, the land that once held the Iron Curtain has been turned to a wildlife preserve.
From Iron Curtain to Green Belt | Aggies GO

From Iron Curtain to Green Belt

By Madeleine Alder - In Europe, the land that once held the Iron Curtain has been turned to a wildlife preserve.

ant group
fintech
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Power Converter
News
China
material power
Clara Thorson- The growing economic power of the Chinese fintech company Ant Group is triggering a global power struggle.
The Ant in the Room | Aggies GO

The Ant in the Room

Clara Thorson- The growing economic power of the Chinese fintech company Ant Group is triggering a global power struggle.

Trump
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2020 election
News
nationalism
The Trump campaign has been using contentious nationalist rhetoric to rally supporters, but nationalism doesn’t necessarily have to be divisive.
When Nationalism Gets Nasty

When Nationalism Gets Nasty

The Trump campaign has been using contentious nationalist rhetoric to rally supporters, but nationalism doesn’t necessarily have to be divisive.

MeToo
Scale
Egypt
News
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A woman’s Instagram post is a spark for a broader discussion of sexual harassment in Egypt.
#MeToo in Many Places

#MeToo in Many Places

A woman’s Instagram post is a spark for a broader discussion of sexual harassment in Egypt.

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AGO
News
boundariesandflows
COVID-19 News
Coin Shortage
COVID
Flows
Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the flow of coins, resulting in a shortage that could get worse.
Scrounging for Cents

Scrounging for Cents

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the flow of coins, resulting in a shortage that could get worse.

Scale
Fires
News
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The spread of local fires has prompted discussion at the regional and national scale.
Fire Warning

Fire Warning

The spread of local fires has prompted discussion at the regional and national scale.

Place
Coronavirus
News
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The spread of coronavirus in universities alters the sense of place on campuses and sends changes into surrounding communities.
Pandemic U

Pandemic U

The spread of coronavirus in universities alters the sense of place on campuses and sends changes into surrounding communities.

belarus
Protests
Russia
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News
GeopoliticalCodes
Pro-democracy protests in Belarus following Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed election highlight the complex nature of forming and keeping alliances.
Europe’s Last Dictator

Europe’s Last Dictator

Pro-democracy protests in Belarus following Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed election highlight the complex nature of forming and keeping alliances.

material power
TikTok
Geopolitics
News
ideological power
Power
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As President Trump places a ban on TikTok, both China’s material power and American citizens’ ideological power are jeopardized.
The Ticking Clock for TikTok

The Ticking Clock for TikTok

As President Trump places a ban on TikTok, both China’s material power and American citizens’ ideological power are jeopardized.

News
Russia
Power
Protests
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Protests in Eastern Russia against the government indicate a possible shift in the balance of power.
Putin’s Problem in the Far East

Putin’s Problem in the Far East

Protests in Eastern Russia against the government indicate a possible shift in the balance of power.

Scale
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News
Clara Thorson- The ground-breaking stimulus package adopted by the EU shows greater unity in the bloc, but has caused contention on a smaller scale.
Scaling Down the Stimulus | Aggies GO

Scaling Down the Stimulus

Clara Thorson- The ground-breaking stimulus package adopted by the EU shows greater unity in the bloc, but has caused contention on a smaller scale.

News
Place
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Madeleine Alder - The social impacts from coronavirus pandemic promise to reshape cities and change the sense of community.
Location, Location, Location | Aggies GO

Location, Location, Location

Madeleine Alder - The social impacts from coronavirus pandemic promise to reshape cities and change the sense of community.

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Hong Kong
News
sovereignty
Clara Thorson-- Beijing’s recent legislation demonstrates the limited nature of Hong Kong self-rule, however popular democracy might be there.
A Step Away From Sovereignty | Aggies GO

A Step Away From Sovereignty

Clara Thorson-- Beijing’s recent legislation demonstrates the limited nature of Hong Kong self-rule, however popular democracy might be there.

Native American
News
Coronavirus
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Nations
The complex connection between the Native American nations and the U.S. government leads to significant problems for citizens, especially during a pandemic.
The Consequences of Broken Promises

The Consequences of Broken Promises

The complex connection between the Native American nations and the U.S. government leads to significant problems for citizens, especially during a pandemic.

Power
News
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Protests in the United States over race and police brutality highlight a historical power struggle.
Institutionalized Racism Part III: The Power to Change | Aggies GO

Institutionalized Racism Part III: The Power to Change

Protests in the United States over race and police brutality highlight a historical power struggle.

Symbolism
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Race
News
The removal of statues tied to racial oppression sparks a discussion about symbolism and national identity.
Monumental Shifts in America

Monumental Shifts in America

The removal of statues tied to racial oppression sparks a discussion about symbolism and national identity.

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racism
Identity
Place
News
Clara Thorson - Looting by locals in Minneapolis shows that the way people identify with the place they live is important.
Institutionalized Racism Part II: “This City Isn’t Ours” | Aggies GO

Institutionalized Racism Part II: “This City Isn’t Ours”

Clara Thorson - Looting by locals in Minneapolis shows that the way people identify with the place they live is important.

News
GeorgeFloyd
Protests
international
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boundariesandflows
Race
Flows
Protests around the world open a discussion about race in the context of a global society
The Movement of a Movement

The Movement of a Movement

Protests around the world open a discussion about race in the context of a global society

News
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Madeleine Alder - In the Himalayas, a standoff at the border between India and China draws attention to rising tensions
High Elevation, High Risk? | Aggies GO

High Elevation, High Risk?

Madeleine Alder - In the Himalayas, a standoff at the border between India and China draws attention to rising tensions

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Geopolitics
News
A centuries-old power struggle has shaped America's system of institutional racism which affects geopolitics today.
Institutionalized Racism: Part I: The History That Led Us to George Floyd | Aggies GO

Institutionalized Racism: Part I: The History That Led Us to George Floyd

A centuries-old power struggle has shaped America's system of institutional racism which affects geopolitics today.

Renewables
News
energy
Power
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Renewable energy in the U.S. is predicted to eclipse coal, causing a shift in the balance of power
Power Play in the Energy Sector

Power Play in the Energy Sector

Renewable energy in the U.S. is predicted to eclipse coal, causing a shift in the balance of power

nationalism
News
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Numerous governments are under-counting the scope of the virus within their respective territories as they attempt to bolster nationalism among their citizens.
The Narcissism of National Death Counts | Aggies GO

The Narcissism of National Death Counts

Numerous governments are under-counting the scope of the virus within their respective territories as they attempt to bolster nationalism among their citizens.

Scale
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News
Madeleine Alder - The coronavirus outbreak has higher infection and death rates in communities of color.
Race and Scale in the Era of Coronavirus | Aggies GO

Race and Scale in the Era of Coronavirus

Madeleine Alder - The coronavirus outbreak has higher infection and death rates in communities of color.

News
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boundariesandflows
COVID-19 News
A country’s border regulation is ruled by self-interest, as demonstrated by the renewal of trade between the United States and Mexico, all while immigration is still at a halt.
A Tale of Two Countries

A Tale of Two Countries

A country’s border regulation is ruled by self-interest, as demonstrated by the renewal of trade between the United States and Mexico, all while immigration is still at a halt.

News
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nationalism
Trouble again in Myanmar, and with the world’s attention diverted, the usage of darker geopolitical mechanisms such as ethnic cleansing continues.
“We Repeat the Phrase, ‘Never Again.’ It Goes On and On.” | Aggies GO

“We Repeat the Phrase, ‘Never Again.’ It Goes On and On.”

Trouble again in Myanmar, and with the world’s attention diverted, the usage of darker geopolitical mechanisms such as ethnic cleansing continues.

News
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Formerly one of the least affected countries by coronavirus, Russia now walks a delicate line between putting its own citizens first and making a global statement.
From Russia With Love: Russia’s Emerging Role in the Pandemic

From Russia With Love: Russia’s Emerging Role in the Pandemic

Formerly one of the least affected countries by coronavirus, Russia now walks a delicate line between putting its own citizens first and making a global statement.

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Place
News
Madeleine Alder - As the coronavirus spreads and leaves a path of economic and social despair, cities and communities are transformed.
How Do Communities Change When the World Turns Upside Down? | Aggies GO

How Do Communities Change When the World Turns Upside Down?

Madeleine Alder - As the coronavirus spreads and leaves a path of economic and social despair, cities and communities are transformed.

News
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GeographicalEntities
Networks
How networks aid in protests against RCMP occupation of Wet’suwet’en land.
Land Back, Always

Land Back, Always

How networks aid in protests against RCMP occupation of Wet’suwet’en land.

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Scale
News
Clara Thorson - The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated every aspect of Iran’s livelihood, and threatens further catastrophe on all scales.
The Scale of the Virus: From the Iranian Citizen to the President and Back Again | Aggies GO

The Scale of the Virus: From the Iranian Citizen to the President and Back Again

Clara Thorson - The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated every aspect of Iran’s livelihood, and threatens further catastrophe on all scales.

nationalism
News
NationsStatesNationStates
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Could national identity be a contributing factor in the varied responses from governments and individuals to the coronavirus?
Same Virus, Different Response

Same Virus, Different Response

Could national identity be a contributing factor in the varied responses from governments and individuals to the coronavirus?

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Power
News
Saudi Arabia and Russia’s respective attempts to increase their economic relational power has resulted in a stand-off that could decimate both economies and hurt the United States.
A Global Game of Chicken

A Global Game of Chicken

Saudi Arabia and Russia’s respective attempts to increase their economic relational power has resulted in a stand-off that could decimate both economies and hurt the United States.

News
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Kallen Brunson - Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stance towards popular protest against the law emphasizes top-down nationalism.
New citizenship laws in India excludes migrants of Islamic faith | Aggies GO

New citizenship laws in India excludes migrants of Islamic faith

Kallen Brunson - Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stance towards popular protest against the law emphasizes top-down nationalism.

News
Power
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Climate
Greta Thunberg’s strike against climate change challenges the status quo of societal behavior.
Greta Thunberg: Power of One Voice

Greta Thunberg: Power of One Voice

Greta Thunberg’s strike against climate change challenges the status quo of societal behavior.

Scale
News
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Tyler Whitney - A recent controversy at BYU is a useful snapshot of how activists and organizations make use of geopolitical scales.
BYU’s Honor Code Under Fire | Aggies GO

BYU’s Honor Code Under Fire

Tyler Whitney - A recent controversy at BYU is a useful snapshot of how activists and organizations make use of geopolitical scales.

Flows
Boundaries
sovereignty
News
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With increasing human rights abuses in the Syrian Civil War, sovereignty of offending nations comes into direct opposition with United Nations' authority.
Syrian War Crimes and Global Intervention: An Issue of Sovereignty

Syrian War Crimes and Global Intervention: An Issue of Sovereignty

With increasing human rights abuses in the Syrian Civil War, sovereignty of offending nations comes into direct opposition with United Nations' authority.

News
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Networks
Kallen Brunson - The widespread consequences of Coronavirus show how networks can get disrupted.
Oil Demand Decreases as Coronavirus Spreads

Oil Demand Decreases as Coronavirus Spreads

Kallen Brunson - The widespread consequences of Coronavirus show how networks can get disrupted.

News
GeopoliticalCodes
australia
United States
india
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When it comes to the annual Malabar exercise, India needs to decide how to orient itself towards Australia, another major Pacific power.
Navigating Geopolitics: Australia and the Malabar Exercise

Navigating Geopolitics: Australia and the Malabar Exercise

When it comes to the annual Malabar exercise, India needs to decide how to orient itself towards Australia, another major Pacific power.

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News
Madeleine Alder - The widespread consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak reveal just how connected our world is.
Global Flows and the Coronavirus | Aggies GO

Global Flows and the Coronavirus

Madeleine Alder - The widespread consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak reveal just how connected our world is.

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GeopoliticalEntities
News
Kallen Brunson - The former Secretary of Defense’s talk at USU highlights the United States’ geopolitical code.
James Mattis at USU: A Geopolitical Take on Historical Lessons | Aggies GO

James Mattis at USU: A Geopolitical Take on Historical Lessons

Kallen Brunson - The former Secretary of Defense’s talk at USU highlights the United States’ geopolitical code.

GeopoliticalCodes
israel
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News
The proposed Middle East Peace Plan strongly favors Israel over Palestine, a reflection of U.S. interests and calculated geopolitical codes.
A Peace(less) Plan for the Middle East

A Peace(less) Plan for the Middle East

The proposed Middle East Peace Plan strongly favors Israel over Palestine, a reflection of U.S. interests and calculated geopolitical codes.

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sovereignty
News
india
GeographicalEntities
Madeleine Alder - The visit of Jeff Bezos to India draws attention to the relationship between commerce and sovereignty.
Is India Ready for Amazon Expansion?

Is India Ready for Amazon Expansion?

Madeleine Alder - The visit of Jeff Bezos to India draws attention to the relationship between commerce and sovereignty.

Myanmar
GeographicalEntities
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Region
China
News
The Lancang-Mekong river basin gives a livelihood to millions, giving the region important geopolitical significance.
Yunnan and Myanmar Part III: River Basin Geopolitics

Yunnan and Myanmar Part III: River Basin Geopolitics

The Lancang-Mekong river basin gives a livelihood to millions, giving the region important geopolitical significance.

Scale
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News
Kallen Brunson - Looking at scale can explain how global norms and policies have influenced Chilean protests.
Chilean Protests Are About More than Just Subway Fares | Aggies GO

Chilean Protests Are About More than Just Subway Fares

Kallen Brunson - Looking at scale can explain how global norms and policies have influenced Chilean protests.

News
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Power
Clara Thorson - As the Iran Nuclear Deal deteriorates, the issue becomes a power struggle between the U.S. and Iran, with Europe caught in the middle.
A Powerfully Explosive Situation | Aggies GO

A Powerfully Explosive Situation

Clara Thorson - As the Iran Nuclear Deal deteriorates, the issue becomes a power struggle between the U.S. and Iran, with Europe caught in the middle.

Amazon
News
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Brazil
GeopoliticalCodes
NonStateActors
Madeleine Alder - Economic incentives for producers to engage in agricultural deforestation impact the spread of wildfires in the Amazon.
We Didn’t Start the Fire… Did We? | Aggies GO

We Didn’t Start the Fire… Did We?

Madeleine Alder - Economic incentives for producers to engage in agricultural deforestation impact the spread of wildfires in the Amazon.

China
Networks
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News
Myanmar
In part two of our look at the Yunnan-Myanmar relationship, we examine the economic network that ties them together.
Yunnan and Myanmar Part II: The Ruili Connection

Yunnan and Myanmar Part II: The Ruili Connection

In part two of our look at the Yunnan-Myanmar relationship, we examine the economic network that ties them together.

GeopoliticalCodes
News
Myanmar
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China
Before we get into more detail about China's Yunnan province's important connections with Myanmar, we need to know what their relationship is, and why.
Yunnan and Myanmar Part I: Defining the Relationship

Yunnan and Myanmar Part I: Defining the Relationship

Before we get into more detail about China's Yunnan province's important connections with Myanmar, we need to know what their relationship is, and why.

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sovereignty
Iraq
GeneralSoleimani
News
The killing of Major General Qassam Soleimani has illuminated the deep involvement of both Iran and the U.S. in Iraq, a situation that has for decades eroded Iraqi sovereignty.
The War in Iraq that Iraq Isn’t Fighting

The War in Iraq that Iraq Isn’t Fighting

The killing of Major General Qassam Soleimani has illuminated the deep involvement of both Iran and the U.S. in Iraq, a situation that has for decades eroded Iraqi sovereignty.

GeopoliticalEntities
Aggies GO
News
Tyler Whitney - The US State Department issued a statement on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, bringing questions of sovereignty and territory to the forefront.
Israel, Sovereignty, and the West Bank | Aggies GO

Israel, Sovereignty, and the West Bank

Tyler Whitney - The US State Department issued a statement on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, bringing questions of sovereignty and territory to the forefront.

News
boundariesandflows
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With the help of Dutch “aggressive tax planning”, multinational corporations from across the globe are using interstate flows to avoid taxation.
Netherlands: Bicycles, Tulips, and… Tax Havens?

Netherlands: Bicycles, Tulips, and… Tax Havens?

With the help of Dutch “aggressive tax planning”, multinational corporations from across the globe are using interstate flows to avoid taxation.

News
nationalism
canada
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Quebec’s immigration ministry upholds French identity through language and ideas of nationalism.
Your French Might Not Be Enough for Quebec

Your French Might Not Be Enough for Quebec

Quebec’s immigration ministry upholds French identity through language and ideas of nationalism.

News
NationsStatesNationStates
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Nationalism has two types, one of which can lead to horrific consequences. The aftermath of the Rohingya crisis illustrates how it can result in violence.
The Deadly Logic of Nationalism

The Deadly Logic of Nationalism

Nationalism has two types, one of which can lead to horrific consequences. The aftermath of the Rohingya crisis illustrates how it can result in violence.

News
GeopoliticalCodes
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Lauren Pack - Members of ASEAN use a non-interference resolution as justification for detaining Cambodian opposition party leaders.
The Enemy of My Friend Is My Enemy | Aggies GO

The Enemy of My Friend Is My Enemy

Lauren Pack - Members of ASEAN use a non-interference resolution as justification for detaining Cambodian opposition party leaders.

News
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Power
Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen, like other country leaders, uses social media to increase her state’s power.
To Post or Not to Post: Social Media as Digital Diplomacy

To Post or Not to Post: Social Media as Digital Diplomacy

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen, like other country leaders, uses social media to increase her state’s power.

boundariesandflows
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News
Because of networks and flows, even Scotch whisky can have its fifteen minutes of geopolitical fame.
Whisky Business

Whisky Business

Because of networks and flows, even Scotch whisky can have its fifteen minutes of geopolitical fame.

News
GeopoliticalCodes
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Sweden is expanding their military presence and prowess as a result of Russia’s expansionism, especially concerning the Baltic region.
Swedish Navy Readies Their Military to Combat Baltic Threats

Swedish Navy Readies Their Military to Combat Baltic Threats

Sweden is expanding their military presence and prowess as a result of Russia’s expansionism, especially concerning the Baltic region.

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Nation States
News
Tyler Whitney - Ever since President Trump’s Syria withdrawal decision, something called “Kurdistan” has been in the news. Good luck finding it on a map.
The Nation of Kurdistan?

The Nation of Kurdistan?

Tyler Whitney - Ever since President Trump’s Syria withdrawal decision, something called “Kurdistan” has been in the news. Good luck finding it on a map.

GeopoliticalEntity
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News
The Turkish government’s decision emphasizes how states organize around territory
Turkey Deploys Military Forces into Syria against “Terror Corridor”

Turkey Deploys Military Forces into Syria against “Terror Corridor”

The Turkish government’s decision emphasizes how states organize around territory

News
Scale
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Tyler Whitney - Climate change activists have their work cut out for them, since the scale in which they wish to affect change is the most difficult: Global.
Rebellion on the Largest Scale | Aggies GO

Rebellion on the Largest Scale

Tyler Whitney - Climate change activists have their work cut out for them, since the scale in which they wish to affect change is the most difficult: Global.

NationsStatesNationStates
News
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Saudi Arabia's sense of self may change as tourists come to experience its culture, food, and landscapes.
Saudi Arabia Opens Up for Tourism

Saudi Arabia Opens Up for Tourism

Saudi Arabia's sense of self may change as tourists come to experience its culture, food, and landscapes.

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News
Nation States
Kallen Brunson - This simple decision highlights Japanese nationalism.
Japan Decides to Use its Rising Sun Flag at the 2020 Olympics | Aggies GO

Japan Decides to Use its Rising Sun Flag at the 2020 Olympics

Kallen Brunson - This simple decision highlights Japanese nationalism.

Geopolitical Codes
News
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Tyler Whitney - The EU is instituting a new defense branch. It is no coincidence that the new branch is already eyeing space.
Put Your Space Face On | Aggies GO

Put Your Space Face On

Tyler Whitney - The EU is instituting a new defense branch. It is no coincidence that the new branch is already eyeing space.

News
GeopoliticalEntities
Aggies GO
Lauren Pack - The Catholic church is widening their geographic scope in light of shrinking European membership.
Seeking Greener Pastures: The Changing Geopolitics of the Catholic Church | Aggies GO

Seeking Greener Pastures: The Changing Geopolitics of the Catholic Church

Lauren Pack - The Catholic church is widening their geographic scope in light of shrinking European membership.

GeopoliticalEntities
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News
Kallen Brunson - Extending Israel’s boundaries has implications for movement of both Palestinians and the Israeli military.
Israel’s Prime Minister Promises to Annex the West Bank | Aggies GO

Israel’s Prime Minister Promises to Annex the West Bank

Kallen Brunson - Extending Israel’s boundaries has implications for movement of both Palestinians and the Israeli military.

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News
GeopoliticalEntities
Kallen Brunson - How social movements and networks have influenced opinion of Amazonian fires.
This is Our Land: Emphasizing the Need for Trees in the Amazon Fire Protests | Aggies GO

This is Our Land: Emphasizing the Need for Trees in the Amazon Fire Protests

Kallen Brunson - How social movements and networks have influenced opinion of Amazonian fires.

News
GeopoliticalEntities
Aggies GO
Tyler Whitney - The anti-extradition bill protests that have dominated Hong Kong daily life all summer are about the boundaries that define us.
Lines in the Sand: Hong Kong, Extradition, Boundaries, and Identity | Aggies GO

Lines in the Sand: Hong Kong, Extradition, Boundaries, and Identity

Tyler Whitney - The anti-extradition bill protests that have dominated Hong Kong daily life all summer are about the boundaries that define us.

News
GeopoliticalCodes
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Jaclyn Caldwell - The development of advanced Chinese nuclear weapons threatens American national security, forcing the U.S. to analyze its geopolitical codes concerning China.
American Foreign Policy Responds to Nuclear Technology Development in China | Aggies GO

American Foreign Policy Responds to Nuclear Technology Development in China

Jaclyn Caldwell - The development of advanced Chinese nuclear weapons threatens American national security, forcing the U.S. to analyze its geopolitical codes concerning China.

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Power
News
President Trump has joked about buying Greenland before—if he is serious, what does it mean for geopolitics?
Greenland: Security, Resources, or Prime Real Estate? | Aggies GO

Greenland: Security, Resources, or Prime Real Estate?

President Trump has joked about buying Greenland before—if he is serious, what does it mean for geopolitics?

GeopoliticalEntities
Aggies GO
News
Katie Miner - The difference between nation and state is highlighted by efforts to increase Aboriginal rights.
Will an Australian State Referendum on Indigenous Australian Nations Emphasize Inclusivity? | Aggies GO

Will an Australian State Referendum on Indigenous Australian Nations Emphasize Inclusivity?

Katie Miner - The difference between nation and state is highlighted by efforts to increase Aboriginal rights.

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Changing stories highlight the importance of place and identity to fighting injustice.
Attempting Inclusive Museum Narratives: Understanding Historic Places and Current Prejudice

Attempting Inclusive Museum Narratives: Understanding Historic Places and Current Prejudice

Changing stories highlight the importance of place and identity to fighting injustice.

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President Maduro’s failure to command basic resources for his citizens led to his fall from power.
No Resources, No Respect: Relating Material and Ideological Power in Venezuela

No Resources, No Respect: Relating Material and Ideological Power in Venezuela

President Maduro’s failure to command basic resources for his citizens led to his fall from power.

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Katie Miner - Botswana’s High Court rules to eliminate law influenced by the colonial British network.
Homosexuality Decriminalized: Leaving Colonial Networks Behind | Aggies GO

Homosexuality Decriminalized: Leaving Colonial Networks Behind

Katie Miner - Botswana’s High Court rules to eliminate law influenced by the colonial British network.

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U.S. geopolitical codes solidify as the Trump administration lifts sanctions on metal trade to maintain positive relations with Mexico and Canada.
Choosing Friends over Tariffs: Trump Reverses Levy on Trade between Mexico and Canada

Choosing Friends over Tariffs: Trump Reverses Levy on Trade between Mexico and Canada

U.S. geopolitical codes solidify as the Trump administration lifts sanctions on metal trade to maintain positive relations with Mexico and Canada.

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Katie Miner - How Europeans vote highlights the significance of identity when we think about an individual’s sense of place.
European Election Results Reflect Disparate European Identities | Aggies GO

European Election Results Reflect Disparate European Identities

Katie Miner - How Europeans vote highlights the significance of identity when we think about an individual’s sense of place.

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Katie Miner - Brexit negotiations have highlighted how even the smallest territories help project power
Gibraltar: Global Pawn, Local Stage | Aggies GO

Gibraltar: Global Pawn, Local Stage

Katie Miner - Brexit negotiations have highlighted how even the smallest territories help project power

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Kennen Sparks - You can sing along to these geopolitics!
From the Broadway Stage to the Entire World

From the Broadway Stage to the Entire World

Kennen Sparks - You can sing along to these geopolitics!

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Nations
Inside France, there are different takes on the contest to create a newly-imagined spire for the Notre Dame cathedral.
Sending a Pointed Message

Sending a Pointed Message

Inside France, there are different takes on the contest to create a newly-imagined spire for the Notre Dame cathedral.

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Sarah Porter - The US ban on Huawei networks and technology reveals a lot about its geopolitical code.
5G(eopolitical) Technology: The US, Huawei, and Geopolitical Codes | Aggies GO

5G(eopolitical) Technology: The US, Huawei, and Geopolitical Codes

Sarah Porter - The US ban on Huawei networks and technology reveals a lot about its geopolitical code.

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How does a traffic dispute between Russia and Ukraine have international implications?
Scaling Up a Traffic Dispute

Scaling Up a Traffic Dispute

How does a traffic dispute between Russia and Ukraine have international implications?

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Kennen Sparks - The geopolitics of Boeing’s 737 MAX and how other airlines are reacting.
Grounded Planes, Disrupted Flows | Aggies GO

Grounded Planes, Disrupted Flows

Kennen Sparks - The geopolitics of Boeing’s 737 MAX and how other airlines are reacting.

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The debate surrounding the U.S. southern border is a goldmine of geopolitical concepts.
Personnel Increase at the Border

Personnel Increase at the Border

The debate surrounding the U.S. southern border is a goldmine of geopolitical concepts.

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New legislation within Russia sparks a power struggle - and a familiar narrative
Russia’s Online Iron Curtain

Russia’s Online Iron Curtain

New legislation within Russia sparks a power struggle - and a familiar narrative

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The fire that burned down the Cathedral of Notre Dame hurts French national identity
The Heart of the French Nation Burns

The Heart of the French Nation Burns

The fire that burned down the Cathedral of Notre Dame hurts French national identity

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Sarah Porter - The movie’s missing something in China, and people noticed.
“So You Think You Can Stop Me and Spit in My Eye?”: Bohemian Rhapsody and Censorship in China | Aggies GO

“So You Think You Can Stop Me and Spit in My Eye?”: Bohemian Rhapsody and Censorship in China

Sarah Porter - The movie’s missing something in China, and people noticed.

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Incite on the geopolitics of the Mexican Vesuvius and how it effects the Mexican countryside.
Ash and Smoke: Warning Signs from Popocatépetl

Ash and Smoke: Warning Signs from Popocatépetl

Incite on the geopolitics of the Mexican Vesuvius and how it effects the Mexican countryside.

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Why is the Sackler family experiencing wavering power despite continued economic success?
Rejected Sackler Donations Highlight Faltering Power

Rejected Sackler Donations Highlight Faltering Power

Why is the Sackler family experiencing wavering power despite continued economic success?

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Maddy Waddoups - Fighting Ebola in the DRC highlights the necessity for health workers’ ability to move despite boundaries.
What to do When Ebola is no Respecter of Boundaries | Aggies GO

What to do When Ebola is no Respecter of Boundaries

Maddy Waddoups - Fighting Ebola in the DRC highlights the necessity for health workers’ ability to move despite boundaries.

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Similar to countries, churches, like the LDS church, also need geopolitical codes.
LDS Geopolitics Series Part Three: A Tale of Two Churches

LDS Geopolitics Series Part Three: A Tale of Two Churches

Similar to countries, churches, like the LDS church, also need geopolitical codes.

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The LDS Church’s involvement in politics is usually kept to the local scale.
LDS Geopolitics Series Part Two: Beer, Grocery Stores, and Scale

LDS Geopolitics Series Part Two: Beer, Grocery Stores, and Scale

The LDS Church’s involvement in politics is usually kept to the local scale.

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Hannah Penner- A solution to Climate Change needs to transcend national boundaries
Climate Change Series Part Three: The Limited Solution | Aggies GO

Climate Change Series Part Three: The Limited Solution

Hannah Penner- A solution to Climate Change needs to transcend national boundaries

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Place
Kennen Sparks - There’s trouble in this tropical paradise.
There’s No Place Like Home or the Chagos Islands | Aggies GO

There’s No Place Like Home or the Chagos Islands

Kennen Sparks - There’s trouble in this tropical paradise.

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The new LDS temple in Rome is a great case study for ‘place’ as a geopolitical entity.
LDS Geopolitics Series Part One: When in Rome

LDS Geopolitics Series Part One: When in Rome

The new LDS temple in Rome is a great case study for ‘place’ as a geopolitical entity.

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Why is it only Turkey speaking out against Chinese treatment of the Uighurs?
Turkey Speaks Out Against Oppression of Uighurs in China

Turkey Speaks Out Against Oppression of Uighurs in China

Why is it only Turkey speaking out against Chinese treatment of the Uighurs?

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Sarah Porter - A Chinese deep space ground station in Argentina seems to be hitting the US a little too close to home
Scale Makes Things Scary | Aggies GO

Scale Makes Things Scary

Sarah Porter - A Chinese deep space ground station in Argentina seems to be hitting the US a little too close to home

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Kennen Sparks - As Brexit looms closer, Spain has been calling for a solution to solve the Gibraltar problem.
Gibraltar: Colony or Overseas Territory? | Aggies GO

Gibraltar: Colony or Overseas Territory?

Kennen Sparks - As Brexit looms closer, Spain has been calling for a solution to solve the Gibraltar problem.

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Tyler Whitney - Let’s not neglect the importance of choosing your opponents in geopolitical codes: The case of El Salvador.
Choose Your Enemies Wisely | Aggies GO

Choose Your Enemies Wisely

Tyler Whitney - Let’s not neglect the importance of choosing your opponents in geopolitical codes: The case of El Salvador.

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Hannah Penner- Geopolitical codes help leaders prepare against climate change
Climate Change Series Part Two: The Codified Blueprint | Aggies GO

Climate Change Series Part Two: The Codified Blueprint

Hannah Penner- Geopolitical codes help leaders prepare against climate change

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Madeleine Waddoups - Competition between states, even over who has the tallest moose statue, can be a geopolitical representation of friendship.
Competing Moose Statues and Geopolitical Codes | Aggies GO

Competing Moose Statues and Geopolitical Codes

Madeleine Waddoups - Competition between states, even over who has the tallest moose statue, can be a geopolitical representation of friendship.

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The power struggle between Maduro and Guaidó shows us how individuals and groups interact with the different levels of scales in geopolitics.
Maduro and the Intersection of Agency and Scale

Maduro and the Intersection of Agency and Scale

The power struggle between Maduro and Guaidó shows us how individuals and groups interact with the different levels of scales in geopolitics.

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Will the opposition leader be able to tip the scales of power in his favor for the presidency?
Venezuela: Who has the power?

Venezuela: Who has the power?

Will the opposition leader be able to tip the scales of power in his favor for the presidency?

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Kennen Sparks - The struggles of Macron’s government against the gilets jaunes can be explained using ideological power.
Power from the French Glove Box | Aggies GO

Power from the French Glove Box

Kennen Sparks - The struggles of Macron’s government against the gilets jaunes can be explained using ideological power.

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As outcry over Xinjiang's de-radicalization campaign intensifies, ambassadors are attempting to put pressure on China.
Testing China's Ideological Power

Testing China's Ideological Power

As outcry over Xinjiang's de-radicalization campaign intensifies, ambassadors are attempting to put pressure on China.

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Sarah Porter - One young woman’s bid for safety teaches a lot about geopolitical codes.
To Grant Asylum or Not to Grant Asylum: A Geopolitical Question | Aggies GO

To Grant Asylum or Not to Grant Asylum: A Geopolitical Question

Sarah Porter - One young woman’s bid for safety teaches a lot about geopolitical codes.

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Tyler Whitney - President Bahari of Nigeria responded to rumors that he died and has been replaced by a double.
Reports of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated | Aggies GO

Reports of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Tyler Whitney - President Bahari of Nigeria responded to rumors that he died and has been replaced by a double.

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Hannah Penner- Britain seeks to navigate a changing geopolitical code as a key Brexit deal goes up for vote.
Brexit: Britain’s Developing Geopolitical Code | Aggies GO

Brexit: Britain’s Developing Geopolitical Code

Hannah Penner- Britain seeks to navigate a changing geopolitical code as a key Brexit deal goes up for vote.

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Place
Sarah Porter - Is the cease-fire a positive development? Depends on who you ask.
Place and Perspective: The Cease-Fire in Hudaydah, Yemen | Aggies GO

Place and Perspective: The Cease-Fire in Hudaydah, Yemen

Sarah Porter - Is the cease-fire a positive development? Depends on who you ask.

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Sarah Porter - Russia’s recent attack on three Ukrainian ships was about controlling territory.
Whose Strait is it Anyway? | Aggies GO

Whose Strait is it Anyway?

Sarah Porter - Russia’s recent attack on three Ukrainian ships was about controlling territory.

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Using scale, one can narrow down World War One into a more personal context.
Stories from the Front and the Geopolitics of Scale

Stories from the Front and the Geopolitics of Scale

Using scale, one can narrow down World War One into a more personal context.

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Thousands of migrants are causing a stir with in the United States of America
Strength in Numbers ... and in Networks

Strength in Numbers ... and in Networks

Thousands of migrants are causing a stir with in the United States of America

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As the ongoing Rohingya crisis shows, we see that individuals (sometimes) have the final say.
We're Not Going Back

We're Not Going Back

As the ongoing Rohingya crisis shows, we see that individuals (sometimes) have the final say.

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Brazil’s election provides an excellent case study of power implications in a presidency.
New Brazilian President Highlights Importance of Ideological Power

New Brazilian President Highlights Importance of Ideological Power

Brazil’s election provides an excellent case study of power implications in a presidency.

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After two years the US is just getting around to picking an Ambassador to Australia. Has that damaged the US relationship with a key ally?
The Empty Seat of US Ambassador to Australia and What It Means to Fill It

The Empty Seat of US Ambassador to Australia and What It Means to Fill It

After two years the US is just getting around to picking an Ambassador to Australia. Has that damaged the US relationship with a key ally?

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Russia has made signals that make the Greeks hearken back to a czarist period.
"Orthodox" Geopolitical Codes or Not?

"Orthodox" Geopolitical Codes or Not?

Russia has made signals that make the Greeks hearken back to a czarist period.

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Tyler Whitney - Seemingly isolated incidents spill out into larger and larger arenas. This is the 'scale' aspect of geopolitics.
The Khashoggi Killing and Geopolitics of Scale

The Khashoggi Killing and Geopolitics of Scale

Tyler Whitney - Seemingly isolated incidents spill out into larger and larger arenas. This is the 'scale' aspect of geopolitics.

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Why is Trump’s “I’m a nationalist” quote stirring up so much attention with the public?
President Trump, Nationalist

President Trump, Nationalist

Why is Trump’s “I’m a nationalist” quote stirring up so much attention with the public?

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Tyler Whitney - Chinese government officials are trying to make religion in China more to their liking.
Top-Down Nationalism: China’s How-To Guide | Aggies GO

Top-Down Nationalism: China’s How-To Guide

Tyler Whitney - Chinese government officials are trying to make religion in China more to their liking.

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Hannah Penner- “Stateless” Russians in Latvia highlight the importance of nationalism
Ethnic Russians Dissatisfied with Latvia’s Politics | Aggies GO

Ethnic Russians Dissatisfied with Latvia’s Politics

Hannah Penner- “Stateless” Russians in Latvia highlight the importance of nationalism

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Geopolitical scale doesn't mean anything to mosquitoes, but it could mean everything to a group of scientists and malaria victims.
Mind Your Own Mosquitoes: A Potential Barrier to a Cure for Malaria

Mind Your Own Mosquitoes: A Potential Barrier to a Cure for Malaria

Geopolitical scale doesn't mean anything to mosquitoes, but it could mean everything to a group of scientists and malaria victims.

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Kennan Sparks - Will a new Mexican police force have sufficient power?
Trouble in Paradise: Acapulco Under New Protection | Aggies GO

Trouble in Paradise: Acapulco Under New Protection

Kennan Sparks - Will a new Mexican police force have sufficient power?

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Hannah Penner- Drastic decline in support for political parties indicates a shift in geopolitical codes
Bavarian Politics: Predicting German Geopolitical Codes | Aggies GO

Bavarian Politics: Predicting German Geopolitical Codes

Hannah Penner- Drastic decline in support for political parties indicates a shift in geopolitical codes

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Katie Miner - Artists are working to create a common European Union art space. What will the geopolitical consequences be?
Rebranding the EU: Designing a European Identity | Aggies GO

Rebranding the EU: Designing a European Identity

Katie Miner - Artists are working to create a common European Union art space. What will the geopolitical consequences be?

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Tyler Whitney - President Trump has officially replaced NAFTA. Let's revisit the relationship between boundaries and trade agreements between neighbors.
Good Trade Agreements Make Good Neighbors

Good Trade Agreements Make Good Neighbors

Tyler Whitney - President Trump has officially replaced NAFTA. Let's revisit the relationship between boundaries and trade agreements between neighbors.

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Networks
Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to two people acknowledges a network of activists working to end sexual violence.
Why Give the Nobel Peace Prize to Two People?

Why Give the Nobel Peace Prize to Two People?

Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to two people acknowledges a network of activists working to end sexual violence.

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Maddy Waddoups - As Germany continues to be reminded of its dark past, places are riven with different opinions about how to move forward.
Understanding the Difference in Opinions about Germany's Dark History | Aggies GO

Understanding the Difference in Opinions about Germany's Dark History

Maddy Waddoups - As Germany continues to be reminded of its dark past, places are riven with different opinions about how to move forward.

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Tyler Whitney - Geopolitical codes are like onions. They aren’t just A to B affairs, but can involve multiple layers of relationships.
"Fort Trump" and the Layers of Geopolitical Codes | Aggies GO

"Fort Trump" and the Layers of Geopolitical Codes

Tyler Whitney - Geopolitical codes are like onions. They aren’t just A to B affairs, but can involve multiple layers of relationships.

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Hannah Penner- Geopolitical codes explain a failure to condemn violence in Myanmar.
Geopolitical Codes and Genocide in Myanmar | Aggies GO

Geopolitical Codes and Genocide in Myanmar

Hannah Penner- Geopolitical codes explain a failure to condemn violence in Myanmar.

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Vanilla is a ubiquitous flavor that comes from a bean now worth more than silver. While the vanilla trade network: a force for both good and bad.
Vanilla Creates a Network of Cash and Crime

Vanilla Creates a Network of Cash and Crime

Vanilla is a ubiquitous flavor that comes from a bean now worth more than silver. While the vanilla trade network: a force for both good and bad.

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Being a good neighbor is one effective way to protect the anyone's boundaries.
“Won’t You Be My Trade Partner?”: Negotiating with our Neighbors

“Won’t You Be My Trade Partner?”: Negotiating with our Neighbors

Being a good neighbor is one effective way to protect the anyone's boundaries.

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Tyler Whitney - To avoid confusion, refrain from asking the locals on Kinmen Island what country you’re in.
Identity Crisis on Kinmen Island | Aggies GO

Identity Crisis on Kinmen Island

Tyler Whitney - To avoid confusion, refrain from asking the locals on Kinmen Island what country you’re in.

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The rise and fall of the Inca Empire exemplifies historical and geopolitical concept of power struggles.
The Fall of the Incas: A Historical Look at Power Struggles

The Fall of the Incas: A Historical Look at Power Struggles

The rise and fall of the Inca Empire exemplifies historical and geopolitical concept of power struggles.

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Why do President Trump’s approval ratings not suffer from quickly changing geopolitical codes?
Trumpism: Forging National Identity in the Face of Complex Geopolitical Relationships

Trumpism: Forging National Identity in the Face of Complex Geopolitical Relationships

Why do President Trump’s approval ratings not suffer from quickly changing geopolitical codes?

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An in-depth view of China and its allies through the lens of geopolitical codes.
Signals in Senegal

Signals in Senegal

An in-depth view of China and its allies through the lens of geopolitical codes.

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Increased trade networks strengthen a global partnership that hints at a rising Eurasia region.
Networks, Regions, and the Rising of Eurasia

Networks, Regions, and the Rising of Eurasia

Increased trade networks strengthen a global partnership that hints at a rising Eurasia region.

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Kennen Sparks - The influence of British colonialism caused Hong Kong to synthesize the East and the West and now many people feel they are a separate nation.
Crackdown on Hong Kong Nationalists | Aggies GO

Crackdown on Hong Kong Nationalists

Kennen Sparks - The influence of British colonialism caused Hong Kong to synthesize the East and the West and now many people feel they are a separate nation.

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The national identity a person claims is the group they feel they belong to more than any other. For a lot of people national identity is something that runs very deep and is very important.
The World Cup, Immigration, and National Identity

The World Cup, Immigration, and National Identity

The national identity a person claims is the group they feel they belong to more than any other. For a lot of people national identity is something that runs very deep and is very important.

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Conflict between social classes take a deadly turn and demonstrate the power of identity.
Murders in India Denote a Fracturing National Identity

Murders in India Denote a Fracturing National Identity

Conflict between social classes take a deadly turn and demonstrate the power of identity.

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Tensions at the NATO summit may indicate a rift between allies of the United States
NATO Summit Highlights a Shift in the United States’ Geopolitical Code

NATO Summit Highlights a Shift in the United States’ Geopolitical Code

Tensions at the NATO summit may indicate a rift between allies of the United States

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Madeleine Waddoups - Mexican President-Elect AMLO claims responsibility for Mexicans in America
Mexico’s Newly Elected President Aims to Protect Mexicans in America | Aggies GO

Mexico’s Newly Elected President Aims to Protect Mexicans in America

Madeleine Waddoups - Mexican President-Elect AMLO claims responsibility for Mexicans in America

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Venezuelan Crisis highlights boundaries and increases immigrant flows to different areas.
Venezuelan Crisis Increases Immigrant Flows

Venezuelan Crisis Increases Immigrant Flows

Venezuelan Crisis highlights boundaries and increases immigrant flows to different areas.

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In the midst of all the punditry and pageantry surrounding President Trump’s Space Force announcement we should note that this is one of many indicators of a trend in geopolitics of looking past the atmosphere.
The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

In the midst of all the punditry and pageantry surrounding President Trump’s Space Force announcement we should note that this is one of many indicators of a trend in geopolitics of looking past the atmosphere.

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Aggies GO student analysts offer tools for making sense of crazy world events
Untangling the world

Untangling the world

Aggies GO student analysts offer tools for making sense of crazy world events

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Katie Miner - The Department of Defense has claimed ownership of art created by Guantanamo detainees. Should prisoners retain the right to express their stories?
Art from Guantanamo Bay: Who has the Right to Tell the Story? | Aggies GO

Art from Guantanamo Bay: Who has the Right to Tell the Story?

Katie Miner - The Department of Defense has claimed ownership of art created by Guantanamo detainees. Should prisoners retain the right to express their stories?

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North Korea and the US try diplomacy to re-position themselves on the world-stage
The Singapore Summit: Redefining the Global Stage through Geopolitical Codes

The Singapore Summit: Redefining the Global Stage through Geopolitical Codes

North Korea and the US try diplomacy to re-position themselves on the world-stage

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Estonian town’s rise to a hipster hot spot is a strategic tool against Putin.
Narva, Estonia: Place as a Strategic Tool

Narva, Estonia: Place as a Strategic Tool

Estonian town’s rise to a hipster hot spot is a strategic tool against Putin.

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Katie Miner - Oil prices tend to reflect international relationships—what will US abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal mean?
Iran’s diplomatic wild cards and unpredictable oil prices | Aggies GO

Iran’s diplomatic wild cards and unpredictable oil prices

Katie Miner - Oil prices tend to reflect international relationships—what will US abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal mean?

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Countries with shrinking working-age populations turn to networks for answers.
The Relation Between Networks, Boundaries, and Shrinking Working-Age Populations

The Relation Between Networks, Boundaries, and Shrinking Working-Age Populations

Countries with shrinking working-age populations turn to networks for answers.

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At the ceremony which began his fourth term as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin gives a ‘powerful’ performance.
Presidential Inaugurations and Ideological Power

Presidential Inaugurations and Ideological Power

At the ceremony which began his fourth term as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin gives a ‘powerful’ performance.

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In recent months, Iranian women have been attempting to gain gender equality through public demonstrations.
Soccer, Fake Beards, and Uncovered Heads: The Means Through Which Women Seek to Balance Power in Iran

Soccer, Fake Beards, and Uncovered Heads: The Means Through Which Women Seek to Balance Power in Iran

In recent months, Iranian women have been attempting to gain gender equality through public demonstrations.

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As talk of Korean reunification comes back into style, we should ask ourselves: What is Korea?
The Korean Nation

The Korean Nation

As talk of Korean reunification comes back into style, we should ask ourselves: What is Korea?

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French President Emmanuel Macron won handily almost a year ago, but a recent interview showed growing discontent within France.
Popularity, Power and the French Presidency

Popularity, Power and the French Presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron won handily almost a year ago, but a recent interview showed growing discontent within France.

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The Crown Prince’s visit heralded a renewed and strengthened alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia and the US: A Royal Visit to Renew an Old Alliance

Saudi Arabia and the US: A Royal Visit to Renew an Old Alliance

The Crown Prince’s visit heralded a renewed and strengthened alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

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Geographical entities can help us make sense of the complex Syrian conflict
Syria: Understanding Conflict from the Stage on Which Geopolitics Takes Place

Syria: Understanding Conflict from the Stage on Which Geopolitics Takes Place

Geographical entities can help us make sense of the complex Syrian conflict

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Britain's reaction to the poisoning of the Russian spy is really about territory.
States, Spies, and Sovereignty—A Look at the Reactions to the Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

States, Spies, and Sovereignty—A Look at the Reactions to the Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

Britain's reaction to the poisoning of the Russian spy is really about territory.

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One statement from the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince could signal a change in relations with Israel.
Potential Changing Tides in Saudi-Israeli Relations

Potential Changing Tides in Saudi-Israeli Relations

One statement from the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince could signal a change in relations with Israel.

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Networks and flows, such as trade, tie the US and China together. What happens geopolitically when those relationships are leveraged?
When Connections Become Weapons

When Connections Become Weapons

Networks and flows, such as trade, tie the US and China together. What happens geopolitically when those relationships are leveraged?

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Tyler Whitney - Iran can help us understand the constantly shifting nature of geopolitical codes.
Iran’s Geopolitical Code | Aggies GO

Iran’s Geopolitical Code

Tyler Whitney - Iran can help us understand the constantly shifting nature of geopolitical codes.

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Katie Miner - Mark Conditt terrorized a community, but should we call his actions terrorism?
Was the Austin Bomber a Terrorist or Troubled? | Aggies GO

Was the Austin Bomber a Terrorist or Troubled?

Katie Miner - Mark Conditt terrorized a community, but should we call his actions terrorism?

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South Sudan hasn’t seen a case of Guinea worms in 15 months, but networks created through eradication efforts are here to stay.
South Sudan Stops the Spread of Guinea Worms with US Help

South Sudan Stops the Spread of Guinea Worms with US Help

South Sudan hasn’t seen a case of Guinea worms in 15 months, but networks created through eradication efforts are here to stay.

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Kennen Sparks - The protests have caused a crisis in the government—the people refuse to accept the actions of the government.
Murder, Protests, and Ideological Power in Slovakia | Aggies GO

Murder, Protests, and Ideological Power in Slovakia

Kennen Sparks - The protests have caused a crisis in the government—the people refuse to accept the actions of the government.

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Brexit negotiations around the boundary with Ireland could disrupt the fragile peace held between the two states.
Significance of the Irish Boundary in Brexit Negotiations

Significance of the Irish Boundary in Brexit Negotiations

Brexit negotiations around the boundary with Ireland could disrupt the fragile peace held between the two states.

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Tyler Whitney - You’ve probably heard about sanctuary cities—what does geopolitics have to say about them?
Finding Sanctuary in Geopolitics | Aggies GO

Finding Sanctuary in Geopolitics

Tyler Whitney - You’ve probably heard about sanctuary cities—what does geopolitics have to say about them?

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Discrimination against indigenous Guatemalan population denotes a deeper conflict between ethnic and national identity
Guatemala’s People: The Relationship Between Ethnic and National Identity | Aggies GO

Guatemala’s People: The Relationship Between Ethnic and National Identity

Discrimination against indigenous Guatemalan population denotes a deeper conflict between ethnic and national identity

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President Obama’s new portrait helps to paint a global legacy that’s more complicated than a list of policies
Painting a President

Painting a President

President Obama’s new portrait helps to paint a global legacy that’s more complicated than a list of policies

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Understanding why Trudeau wore Indian clothing is made easier when viewed through the concept of national identity.
The Banality of National Identity: Justin Trudeau’s Clothes in India

The Banality of National Identity: Justin Trudeau’s Clothes in India

Understanding why Trudeau wore Indian clothing is made easier when viewed through the concept of national identity.

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Our attention is again being drawn towards outer space, continuing a tradition of including space exploration in the United States’ geopolitical code.
The Geopolitical Frontier

The Geopolitical Frontier

Our attention is again being drawn towards outer space, continuing a tradition of including space exploration in the United States’ geopolitical code.

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Turkey's confrontation with a new threat of terrorist attacks from ISIS can be better understood by understanding geopolitical codes.
Turkey's Geopolitical Codes Guide Decisions Regarding Security Against the Islamic State

Turkey's Geopolitical Codes Guide Decisions Regarding Security Against the Islamic State

Turkey's confrontation with a new threat of terrorist attacks from ISIS can be better understood by understanding geopolitical codes.

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Madeleine Waddoups - Economic development is far more than its title implies—in the case of China and Japan, it is also about expanding their influence and competing against one another.
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Japan's Geopolitical Power Play

Madeleine Waddoups - Economic development is far more than its title implies—in the case of China and Japan, it is also about expanding their influence and competing against one another.

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Understanding the Korean nation is more complicated than cheering for spinning ice-skaters
What Figure Skaters and Cheerleaders Mean for the Korean Peninsula

What Figure Skaters and Cheerleaders Mean for the Korean Peninsula

Understanding the Korean nation is more complicated than cheering for spinning ice-skaters

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Kennen Sparks - As summer in the southern hemisphere progresses, Cape Town is facing a severe water shortage that will cause the city to shutoff water to all of its four million people.
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Urban Water Shortages: Is It Really Only Cape Town’s Problem?

Kennen Sparks - As summer in the southern hemisphere progresses, Cape Town is facing a severe water shortage that will cause the city to shutoff water to all of its four million people.

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The possibility of war, or something close to it, in the South China Sea shows how geopolitics is the struggle over the control of geographical entities.
What is Geopolitics? A Case Study in the South China Sea

What is Geopolitics? A Case Study in the South China Sea

The possibility of war, or something close to it, in the South China Sea shows how geopolitics is the struggle over the control of geographical entities.

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This year, as tradition dictates, President Trump visited Congress and gave the annual ‘State of the Union’ address. Momentous speeches like this are excellent resources for examining national identity - the feeling of belonging to a specific nation.
The State of the Union Address: What is an American?

The State of the Union Address: What is an American?

This year, as tradition dictates, President Trump visited Congress and gave the annual ‘State of the Union’ address. Momentous speeches like this are excellent resources for examining national identity - the feeling of belonging to a specific nation.

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Sarah Porter - On December 6th, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, announcing that the American embassy in Israel will be relocated to Jerusalem.
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Jerusalem and Identity: Why Moving the US Embassy is Such a Big Deal

Sarah Porter - On December 6th, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, announcing that the American embassy in Israel will be relocated to Jerusalem.

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Madeleine Waddoups - The World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual event that brings together business and political leaders, celebrities, and economists to “improve the state of the world,” was held last week in Davos, Switzerland.
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Establishing Boundaries at the Davos World Economic Forum

Madeleine Waddoups - The World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual event that brings together business and political leaders, celebrities, and economists to “improve the state of the world,” was held last week in Davos, Switzerland.

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Donald Trump’s narrative of building a wall and his recent decision to end DACA, which shields people who entered the US as children of undocumented migrants, have been met with a mixed response.
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Conflict Surrounding DACA

Donald Trump’s narrative of building a wall and his recent decision to end DACA, which shields people who entered the US as children of undocumented migrants, have been met with a mixed response.

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Kennen Sparks - This past week, German and French politicians approved a resolution that allows for continued and strengthened friendship after 55 years of close cooperation. The signing of this agreement shows geopolitical codes in action.
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Reviewing Franco-German Friendship as a Show of Strength and Resolve

Kennen Sparks - This past week, German and French politicians approved a resolution that allows for continued and strengthened friendship after 55 years of close cooperation. The signing of this agreement shows geopolitical codes in action.

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Katie Miner - Japanese cherry blossoms draw thousands of visitors to Washington, DC each year. For a few weeks each spring, they transform the Tidal Basin into a place of contemplation...
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Cultivating Chinese Relations

Katie Miner - Japanese cherry blossoms draw thousands of visitors to Washington, DC each year. For a few weeks each spring, they transform the Tidal Basin into a place of contemplation...

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Bitcoin and Bank Accounts: Controversy in El Salvador
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As the 2022 Winter Olympics are set to open in Beijing, it is worth looking back at the last time China hosted the Olympic Games—back in 2008, for the Summer Olympics.
China then and now

China then and now

As the 2022 Winter Olympics are set to open in Beijing, it is worth looking back at the last time China hosted the Olympic Games—back in 2008, for the Summer Olympics.