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THE MACKINDER FORUM IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE STRATFOR BOOK AWARDS FOR GEOPOLITICAL ANALYSIS

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2019: Paul A. Rahe, Sparta’s First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C., Yale University Press, 2019 2018: Peter J. Hugill, Transition in Power: Technological “Warfare” and the Shift from British to American Hegemony since 1919, Lexington Books, 2018 2017: Geoffrey Sloan, Geopolitics, Geography and Strategic History,… Read more »

Meeting #21: Mackinder Forum Annual Meeting, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, October 24-26, 2019, Washington, DC

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William Ruger, Vice President of Research, Charles Koch Foundation, “US Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump and Beyond,” Luncheon Keynote Address, 10/24/19 Nong Hong, Institute for China-American Studies, “Emerging Interests of Asian States in the Arctic: Examining the Implications of China’s Arctic Policy,” Sponsored by Strategic Forecasting, Inc., 10/24/19… Read more »

Meeting #20: Mackinder Forum Annual Meeting, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, October 24-27, 2018

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Leonard Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-US & Senior Fellow, FPRI, “Thinking Geopolitically with Mackinder,” 10/25/18 Phil Kelly, “Rescuing Classical Geopolitics: Separating Geopolitics from Realism,” 10/25/18 John Baker, ESQ & Emeritus Professor, LSU Law Center, “The Legal Limits of Free Trade,” 10/25/18 Tong Zhao, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, China, “China’s Nuclear… Read more »

Meeting #19: Mackinder Forum Annual Meeting, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, October 26-28, 2017

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Rodger Baker, VP for Strategic Analysis, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., “The Value of Geopolitics to Business,” 10/26/17 Gordon Chang, Columnist, Daily Beast, “U.S., China, and North Korea: War or Peace in Asia,” Sponsored by Strategic Forecasting, Inc., 10/26/17 Bert Chapman, Purdue University, “The Geopolitics of Rare Earth Elements,” 10/27/19 Remi Piet,… Read more »

Meeting #18: Mackinder Forum Annual Meeting, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness, Washington, DC, October 20-22, 2016

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John Baker, Georgetown Law School, “Conflicting Paradigms for Combating Terrorism,” 10/20/16 Rodger Baker, VP for Strategic Analysis, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., “Stratfor’s Approach to Geopolitical Forecasting: Twenty Years of Predicting International Change,” 10/20/16 Admiral Chris Parry (UK, ret.), “Migration, Demographic Change and Geopolitics: The Cases of the European Union, the United… Read more »

Review of Three Recent Geopolitical Studies by Bert Chapman

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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

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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 »