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Meeting #19: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, 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 Conference, 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 »

Meeting No. 17: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness at Tysons Corner, VA, October 19-22, 2015

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William Ruger, Charles Koch Institute, “The Cost of Primacy and the Value of Prudence in American Foreign Policy.”  All society session. Admiral Chris Parry (UK, ret.), “Eurasia and Rimland: Closer Than You Think.”  All society session. “Geostrategic Challenges and the Armed Forces of the United States: Evolving Threats, Roles andMissions,”… 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 Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness 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 »

Egypt’s Nuclear Energy Initiative

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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

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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 Annual Conference, held under the auspices of the American Society for Competitiveness at Tysons Corner, VA, October 16-17, 2014

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“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

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A list of bibliographic references, links to scholarship, and other information about geopolitical analysis. Outline: I.  Geopolitics, Strategy, and Prediction A. Introduction: Theory & Practice of Geopolitics Classical Studies & Commentaries Comparative Geopolitical Imperatives & Traditions B..  Some Useful Atlases II.  Strategic Thought & Action A.  Grand Strategy IV.  Prediction… Read more »