Professor of International Relations, Keele University
My research to date has involved extensive literature reviews and textual analysis. My research expertise has been built across two interrelated strands: the political and social history of post - WW1 settlements, and political-economy analysis of resource competition in Eurasia. Since 2008, I have been developing my historical analysis of the global financial/economic crisis using a geological metaphor ‘global faultlines’ to sketch out points of fracture linked with factors such as the collapse of major banks, declining industrial capacity and depletion of natural resources.
I joined Keele in 1996 from Wolfson College, Cambridge, where I had been a Research Fellow for the previous three years. Before coming to Keele, I taught at the Birkbeck College-London, University of North London, and at the University of Cambridge. I am the Founding Editor of the Journal of Global Faultlines.
My books include The Politics of Caspian Oil by Palgrave in 2001; Eastern Europe Since 1970 by Longman in 2005 (second edition in 2006), The New American Imperialism: Bush's War on Terror and Blood for Oil, co-authored with Vassilis K. Fouskas, published by Greenwood Publishing Group in 2005; SOVIET EASTERN POLICY AND TURKEY, 1920-1991 by Routledge in 2006, Politics of Oil – A Survey, by Routledge in 2006 [pb edition in 2017]; Unholy Alliance: Muslims and Communists in Post-Transition States (with Ben Fowkes) by Routledge, 2011; The Fall of the US Empire. , Global Fault-Lines and the Shifting Imperial Order, co-authored with Vassilis K. Fouskas, published by Pluto Press, June 2012.
Apr 04, 2020 06:34 am UTC| Economy
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Aug 08, 2017 15:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Venezuela is sinking ever deeper into a political and economic calamity. Inflation is above 700% and GDP is more than a third below 2013 levels. The country with the worlds largest proven oil reserves is now the worlds...