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Review of Three Recent Geopolitical Studies by Bert Chapman

admin   May 10, 2016   Comments Off on Review of Three Recent Geopolitical Studies by Bert Chapman

Phil Kelly.  Classical Geopolitics:  A New Analytical Model.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-8047-9664-4. Jakub Grygiel and A. Wess Mitchell. The Unquiet Frontier:  Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power. Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN 978-0-691-16375-8. Jeremy Black. Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance. Bloomington: … Read more »

The “Decisive Storm” that Changed the Geopolitical Balance of the Red Sea by Shaul Shay

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The “Decisive Storm” that Changed the Geopolitical Balance of the Red Sea Shaul Shay A year has passed since the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched a war in Yemen after the legitimate government was overthrown by the Iranian backed Houthi rebels.  Saudi Arabia under a new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al… Read more »

Meeting No. 16: Mackinder Forum Conference held under the auspices of the American Competitiveness Society (“Competitiveness: The Next Decade”) at Tysons Corner, VA, October 22-24, 2015

admin   October 24, 2015   Comments Off on Meeting No. 16: Mackinder Forum Conference held under the auspices of the American Competitiveness Society (“Competitiveness: The Next Decade”) at Tysons Corner, VA, October 22-24, 2015

Geostrategic Challenges and the Armed Forces of the United States. Evolving Roles and Missions: I, Army, Marines, Navy; II, Air Force, Cyber, Space Command (Two round-table discussions) “The Geostrategy of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)” Dr. Leonard J. Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum & Dr. Michael Hochberg, formerly University of Delaware “By… Read more »

Egypt’s Nuclear Energy Initiative

admin   March 2, 2015   Comments Off on Egypt’s Nuclear Energy Initiative

By Shaul Shay* Talks between the P5+1 negotiating team and Iranian foreign minister and lead negotiator, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on a comprehensive nuclear deal, took place during the February 6-8 annual Munich Security Conference. The P5+1 seeks a comprehensive, verifiable nuclear agreement that would block Iran’s major potential pathways to… Read more »

China’s Nine-Dashed Map: Maritime Source of Geopolitical Tension

admin   October 30, 2014   Comments Off on China’s Nine-Dashed Map: Maritime Source of Geopolitical Tension

By Bert Chapman Government Information, Political Science, & Economics Librarian/Professor of Library Science, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN. Posted October 30, 2014. Abstract:   The South China Sea  (SCS) is becoming an increasingly contentious source of geopolitical tension due to its significance as an international trade route, possessor of… Read more »

Meeting No. 15: Mackinder Forum Conference held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness (“Strengthening National Competitiveness”) at Tysons Corner, VA, October 16-17, 2014

admin   October 17, 2014   Comments Off on Meeting No. 15: Mackinder Forum Conference held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness (“Strengthening National Competitiveness”) at Tysons Corner, VA, October 16-17, 2014

“The U.S. Geopolitical Future” (Keynote Address #1) Dr. John Hillen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2005-07) “Strategic Competition in the 21st Century” (Keynote Address #2) Rear Admiral Christopher Parry (U.K., ret.) “Changing Perspectives on Mackinder’s Pivotal Heartland” Dr. Brian Blouet, The College of William and Mary “China’s… Read more »

List of References

admin   April 15, 2012   Comments Off on List of References

A list of bibliographic references, links to scholarship, and other information about geopolitical analysis. Geopolitics, Strategy, and Prediction Introduction: Theory and Practice of Geopolitics Craig Cohen and Josiane Gabel, eds., 2012 Global Forecast (CSIS 2012) “A New Era of Geo-economics: Assessing the Interplay of Economic and Political Risk,” Seminar Papers, International… Read more »

Review of Geoffrey Kemp’s “The East Moves West: India, China and Asia’s Growing Presence in the Middle East” (2010), by Ewan W. Anderson

admin   September 9, 2011   Comments Off on Review of Geoffrey Kemp’s “The East Moves West: India, China and Asia’s Growing Presence in the Middle East” (2010), by Ewan W. Anderson

Kemp, G. (2010). The East moves West: India, China, and Asia’s growing presence in the Middle East. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press. 326 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0815703884. Review by Emeritus Professor Ewan W. Anderson Given the current debate about the importance on history in international relations (IR), questions might also be… Read more »