Author Archives: Christine Clay

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #91 & Video Recording: Prof. Beatrice Heuser, “Russia-Ukraine War: the Difficulties of Making Peace”

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It was a delight to have Prof. Beatrice Heuser address the forum on January 27, 2024 with her talk “Russia-Ukraine War: the Difficulties of Making Peace.” The recording is embedded below. Continue scrolling for the abstract, Prof. Heuser’s bio and more reading. AbstractSince 1815, Making Peace has concerned not only… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #89 & Video Recording: Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland, “Israel’s War in Gaza — Where we have been, where we are, and where might we be going?”

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Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy gave a very timely presentation to the forum on December 1, 2023 titled “Israel’s War in Gaza — Where we have been, where we are, and where might we be going?” The recording is embedded below. Continue scrolling for Dr. McCausland’s… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Colin Gray Memorial Lecture – Virtual Seminar #87 & Video Recording: Gordon G. Chang, “Will China Go to War?”

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We were lucky to have Gordon Chang share his expertise with us on the subject of China’s position on the global stage and Xi Jinping’s risk tolerance. The recording is embedded below. Continue scrolling for the abstract and biography. AbstractThe most consequential developments in the world today are taking place… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #82: Seth Cropsey, Founder of Yorktown Institute, “Eurasia’s Front Line and the Art of Strategy.”

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Long-time Mackinder Forum supporter, Seth Cropsey, Founder and President of the Yorktown Institute addressed the Mackinder Forum Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to discuss: “Eurasia’s Front Line and the Art of Strategy” Abstract: American grand strategy is based on a partnership with… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #81: Dr. Jerry Hendrix, “Why the United States Must Become a Seapower State.”

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Dr. Jerry Hendrix, (Captain, U.S. Navy, ret. and PhD, Kings College London, War Studies) addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on Sunday, July 23, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to give his talk: “Why the United States Must Become a Seapower State.” Abstract: Dr. Jerry Hendrix… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #80: Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, “How it ends… Ukraine and the defeat of Russia.”

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Lt. General Ben Hodges joined the Mackinder Forum Seminar on Sunday, July 9, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to give his talk: “How it ends… Ukraine and the defeat of Russia.” Abstract: General Hodges will describe the current situation, the significance of Bakhmut to the… Read more »