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Mackinder Forum Seminar #89 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 #87 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 #85 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 Seminar #80: 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 Seminar #79: 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 Seminar #78: 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 »

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 »