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Mackinder Forum Seminar #2: “The Nature of 21st Century War”

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May 3, 2020 Admiral Chris Parry (UK, ret.) commented on the nature of 21st century war. He introduced the following issues, followed by discussion: 1) Enduring Strategic Antagonism – what are the implications?2) Dissimilar conceptions of warfare.3) New dimensions and domains of warfare.4) The changed character of warfare: 4a) Warfare… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #1: “Geography & National Security”

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April 19, 2020 The Mackinder Forum launched its seminar series with a common reading by Andrew Rhodes, “Thinking in Space: The Role of Geography in National Security Decision-Making,” Texas National Security Review, 2 (4), November 2019: https://tnsr.org/2019/11/thinking-in-space-the-role-of-geography-in-national-security-decision-making/.

Meeting #21: Mackinder Forum Annual Conference, 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 Conference, 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Meeting No. 14: Mackinder Forum Workshop (“Geopolitics, Britain & the World in the 21st Century”) sponsored by Air Vice-Marshal Paul Colley OBE MA FRAeS RAF, Assistant Chief of Defense Staff (Development, Concepts and Doctrine) at the University of Reading, Reading, U.K., September 21-23, 2010

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“The Geopolitics of the U.S.: The Future of U.S. Strategy and its Impact on the U.K.”  (Keynote address) The Honorable Dr. John Hillen, President and CEO, Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc.; & Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2005-07) “The Future of China and its Impact on… Read more »