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Mackinder Forum Seminar 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 Seminar 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 Seminar #76: Professor Jacques Sapir, “Could Decision-Makers have been Misled by an Uninformed Geostrategic Perception of both Russia and China?”

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Professor Jacques Sapir addressed our Mackinder Forum Seminar series on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time.  His talk: “Could Decision-Makers have been Misled by an Uninformed Geostrategic Perception of both Russia and China?”   Abstract:  The geostrategic perception of Russia and China has long been biased… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #75: Mr. David Goldman, “The Inevitable, But Not Imminent, Decline of the Dollar”

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On Sunday, May 28, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern U.S. Time), Mr. David Goldman addressed the Mackinder Forum on “The Inevitable, But Not Imminent, Decline of The Dollar.” Abstract: No alternative to the US dollar as the main world reserve currency exists and none will for the foreseeable future. China would… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #74: “A Marriage of Convenience, Not of Affection”

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On Sunday, April 30, at 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern U.S. Time), the Mackinder Forum hosted a panel discussion on significance of the Xi-Putin meeting. The title of our seminar, “A Marriage of Convenience, Not of Affection,” is taken from Admiral John Kirby’s remark provided below. “These are two nations who chafe and bristle… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Lecture #3: The Honorable John Hillen, “Laying the Groundwork for a U.S. Grand Strategy for the China Challenge”

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The Honorable John Hillen was the third presenter in the Mackinder Forum’s Colin Gray Memorial Lecture Series. The title of his talk was “Laying the Groundwork for a U.S. Grand Strategy for the China Challenge.” He addressed the Mackinder Forum on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:30-noon Eastern U.S. Time. Abstract:… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #73: A discussion of “Strategic Sequencing” led by Mr. Francis Sempa

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On Sunday, March 26, 2023, at 1:30-3:00 PM Eastern U.S. Time, Mr. Francis P. Sempa presented an Introduction to a white paper, Strategic Sequencing: How Great Powers Avoid Multi-Front War, written by A. Wess Mitchell of the Marathon Initiative.  Mr. Sempa’s presentation kicked off our discussion of how great powers have deployed… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #72: Dr. Antonia Colibasanu, “The Black Sea Region and the Ukraine War in Geopolitical Perspective” 

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On Sunday, March 5, 2023, 1:30-3:00 P.M. Eastern U.S. Time, Dr. Antonia Colibasanu presented a talk to the Mackinder Forum on “The Black Sea Region and the Ukraine War in Geopolitical Perspective.” Abstract: The war in Ukraine has become a war of attrition. Usually, a war of attrition is not… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #71: Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, ““The War in Ukraine and Russia’s Imperial Legacy.”

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On Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time, Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff addressed the Mackinder Forum on “The War in Ukraine and Russia’s Imperial Legacy.”  Dr. Mankoff has recently published a volume on the significance of imperial legacies for the foreign policies of Iran, Turkey, China, and Russia.  See Empires of Eurasia: How Imperial Legacies… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #70: Mr. Rodger Baker, “The Return of Multipolarity”

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On Feb. 5, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time, Mr. Rodger Baker addressed the Mackinder Forum on “The Return of Multipolarity.” Abstract:  Rising U.S.-China competition is reviving assertions that the world is heading back into another Cold War. But the Cold War was an anomalous period of modern world history,… Read more »