Meeting #19: Mackinder Forum Annual Meeting, 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, Americas Market Intelligence, “Geopolitics, Political Risk Monitoring, and Extractive Industries: Keys to a Successful Proactive Strategy,” 10/27/17

Zhixing Zhang and Rodger Baker, Strategic Forecasting, Inc., “China’s Read of Classical Geopolitics and Implications for Strategy” 10/27/17

Geoff Sloan, University of Reading, UK, “The Geopolitics of China and the Pacific Pivot,” 10/27/17

Phil Kelly, Emporia State University, “The United States and the Geopolitics of Water: Human Need, Mississippi River Barges, and Offshore Eurasian Balancing,” 10/27/17

Ioannis Loukas, Senior Strategic Advisor, Fincantieri, “Eurasianism and Middle East Geopolitics in the Post-Arab Spring Era,” 10/27/17

Dhanasree Jayaram, Manipal University, India, “The ‘Three Geos’ and the Evolving Environmental Security Scenario in the Indian Ocean Region,” Sponsored by Strategic Forecasting, Inc., 10/27/17

Admiral Chris Parry (UK Navy, ret.), “Future Trends,” 10/27/17

Admiral Chris Parry (UK Navy, ret.), “Rethinking the Geopolitics of Nuclear Arms,” 10/28/17

Geoff Sloan, “Geopolitics and Strategic History,” Sponsored by Strategic Forecasting, 10/28/17 — The Mackinder Forum is pleased to announce that Geoff Sloan, the author of Geopolitics, Geography and Strategic History (Routledge, 2017), is the recipient of the 2017 STRATFOR Book Award for Geopolitical Analysis.

A. Adityanjee, The Council for Strategic Affairs, New Delhi, India, “From Aksai Chin to Doklam Crisis: Communist China’s Incessant Invasion of India’s GeoStrategic Space,” Sponsored by Strategic Forecasting, Inc., 10/28/17

Leonard Hochberg, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-US & Geoff Sloan, University of Reading, UK, “The Enduring Utility of Classical Geopolitics: The Case of Halford J. Mackinder’s Democratic Ideals and Reality” 10/28/17

Francis Sempa, Wilkes University, “Geopolitics: Mackinder, Mahan and the Preservation of the British Empire,” 10/28/17

Note: The Mackinder Forum thanks Strategic Forecasting for supporting lectures and the book award at the 2017 annual meeting.