Nicholas Spykman International Center for Geopolitical Analysis
The Spykman Center was established in 2022 as a non-profit, non-political international organisation for students and young professionals to learn and produce Geopolitical Analysis. Inspired by the works of Nicholas Spykman (1893 – 1943) and under the leadership of Professor Manlio Graziano, the Center uses geopolitics as a methodological tool to conduct analysis.

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Spykman Center's Second Annual Summer School
How to Write a Geopolitical Analysis in Times of International Turmoil
Geopolitical analysis is not a discipline but a method. It draws on various disciplines to bring order to complexity and construct a framework that leads to useful conclusions. The goal is not to predict or guess the future, but to understand the limits and potential of the different actors involved. Such intellectual rigour is more necessary now than ever to move beyond waves of momentary empathy or the temptation to ignore news from war zones.

This is what we aim to achieve with our second summer school. It will be held over four days from the 24th to the 27th June. It offers a great opportunity for students, journalists, and anyone curious to gain deeper awareness on how to conduct a geopolitical analysis.
Geopolitical Dialogues: The Origins of the Conflict in Palestine and its Possible Consequences
Tijana Bjeljac interviews Prof. Manlio Graziano on the origins and the broader context of the conflict analysed through a historical and geopolitical lens. Prof. Graziano also discusses the key international stakeholders, particularly U.S. and China, and their goals in the current conflict, and sheds light on the possible scenarios of how the conflict could unravel and impact the broader international relations.
Spykman Discussions: Israel-Palestine Conflict

Join us for a robust and objective discussion on the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict through a geopolitical lens. Professor Graziano maps out the contours of the conflict, debunks prevalent myths and provide a geopolitical framework to better understand the issue and the role and involvement of many actors.
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