Category Archives: Geopolitical Thinkers and Analyses

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 »

Geopolitical Thinkers: James Burnham

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Born in Chicago in 1905, James Burnham attended Princeton University and Balliol College, Oxford, and taught at New York University from the early 1930s until 1953. From 1930-1933, Burnham co-edited Symposium, a review of literary and philosophical criticism. In the early 1930s, he helped organize the American Workers Party, which later… Read more »

Geopolitical Thinkers: Alfred Thayer Mahan

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Born in 1840 on the campus of West Point, where his father was an instructor, Alfred Thayer Mahan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859 and served in the Union Navy during the American Civil War. In 1884, he joined the faculty of the Naval War College in Newport,… Read more »

Geopolitical Thinkers: James Fairgrieve

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James Fairgrieve (1870-1953) was a British geographer and teacher who in 1914 wrote Geography and World Power (published in 1915), a work that sought to show how geography “controls” history. Fairgieve studied at the London School of Economics from 1903 to 1910, obtained a London University certificate in geography in 1912, and… Read more »

Winning the War; Losing the Peace: When Victory is Tantamount to Defeat

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by James D. Hardy, Jr., PhD, Leonard Hochberg, PhD and Geoffrey Sloan, PhD Introduction The Twentieth Century War began on August 1, 1914 and ended on November 8, 1989.[1]  The War began with Paris streets filled with people who watched with increasingly sober silence as drummers beat the rappel calling reservists to the… Read more »