John O’Loughlin interviewed about latest events in eastern Ukraine

Sept. 2, 2014

John O'Loughlin studies conflict in countries and the political geography of the post-Soviet Union, including Russian and Ukrainian geopolitics and ethno-territorial nationalisms. He was recently interviewed about the latest developments in southeastern Ukraine. Audio Clips and Script

O’Loughlin awarded grant for research on attitudes & beliefs in Russian-supported ‘de facto’ states

May 19, 2014

A new research grant from the National Science Foundation for Attitudes and beliefs in Russian-supported 'de facto' states and Eastern Ukraine in the wake of the Crimean annexation was awarded to John O'Loughlin. Funding from May 2014 to April 2015 of $156,633. The project is designed to scientifically study public...

John O’Loughlin co-authors Washington Post article

March 20, 2014

John O'Loughin co-authored this Washington Post article with Gerald Toal: How people in South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transnistria feel about annexation by Russia .

Research by John O’Loughlin on the North Caucasus featured in New York Times article

Feb. 5, 2014

A New York Times article about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia and its proximity to a war zone, includes a map showing the spread of rebel attacks in the North Caucasus. The dynamic map was created using data collected by John O'Loughlin and his former grad students Ted...

John O’Loughlin Awarded NSF Grant for Research on Environmental Conditions and Societal Conflict

Sept. 17, 2013

A new research grant from the National Science Foundation for “Analyses of Relationships Between Changing Environmental Conditions and Societal Conflict” was awarded to John O'Loughlin. Funding from September 2013-2017 of $999,994. This interdisciplinary research project will focus on widespread claims that environmental change will lead to more conflict by providing...

Climate change could spark more wars but evidence is mixed

Aug. 1, 2013

A 'metastudy' of 60 other studies suggests that there is a clear link between the climate and violence. Global warming raises the specter of more conflict, especially in Africa. Read article in The Christian Science Monitor

John O’Loughlin is Recipient of AAG 2013 Distinguished Scholarship Honors

April 13, 2013

Professor John O'Loughlin is one of the towering figures behind the renaissance of political geography that has taken place over the past few decades. Over a career spanning some 40 years, Professor O'Loughlin has produced an extraordinary body of scholarship in area studies, conflict studies, electoral geography, and geopolitics. He...

Are rising temperatures a national security risk in Africa?

March 1, 2013

John O'Loughlin and his research team conduct an unprecedented study to determine if climate change plays a role in the continent's conflicts.

Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured by Boulder team

Oct. 22, 2012

While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change. Read...

Professor John O’Loughlin has spent years studying the aftermath of two war-torn regions

April 14, 2010

Professor John O'Loughlin has spent years studying the aftermath of two war-torn regions: Bosnia and the North Caucasus. He finds geographically varying levels of environmental destruction, forgiveness and repatriation, along with disparate prospects for peace. See more at Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine >