Geopolitico

Joseph John
Quizzes on the tangible and the trivial in Global Geopolitics
Created 17 Aug 2020
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  • Answers: Referendums
    22 Jan 2022 • 7 min read
    The French overseas territory of New Caledonia held its third independence referendum in three years on December 12. While voters decided to stick with France, low turnout amid boycott calls by pro-in...
  • Referendums
    31 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 6
    The French overseas territory of New Caledonia held its third independence referendum in three years on December 12. While voters decided to stick with France, low turnout amid boycott calls by pro-in...
  • Answers: Refugees and Migrants in Fiction
    17 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    This year Abdulrazak Gurnah, born in Zanzibar (part of Tanzania from 1964), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the Swedish Academy called his “uncompromising and compassionate penetrat...
  • Refugees and Migrants in Fiction
    26 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 11
    This year Abdulrazak Gurnah, born in Zanzibar (part of Tanzania from 1964), was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for what the Swedish Academy called his “uncompromising and compassionate penetrat...
  • Answers: Fictional Pursuits of National Leaders
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    Answers 1) He became the first (former) U.S. president to venture into fiction, with the novel The Hornet’s Nest: A Novel of the Revolutionary War (published in 2003). This work of historical fiction ...
  • Fictional Pursuits of National Leaders
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 8
    After a quiz on Academics as National Leaders, I am taking a more trivial direction focusing on the fictional pursuits of world leaders. A warning that literary merit is hard to find amid thrillers, h...
  • Answers: Academics as National Leaders
    05 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Answers 1) Starting with Ashraf Ghani, an anthropologist with a PhD from Columbia University in the U.S. He taught at Berkeley and Johns Hopkins before taking up a role in the World Bank as its lead a...
  • Academics as National Leaders
    28 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 11
    Over the past two months, three academics turned heads of state have been in the limelight in different parts of the world, either seeking to drive radical change or being swept away by the tide of ch...
  • Answers: Scoops II
    14 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Answers 1) The death of Thomas Moss in the U.S. city of Memphis in 1892 prompted Ida B. Wells, co-owner and editor of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight newspaper to write a series of investigative...
  • Scoops - Part II
    06 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 10
    Last week marked a year since I launched Geopolitico as a means of demystifying how politics, economics and culture intersect in shaping the world. A big thanks to all those who have subscribed and ot...
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