Professor Albert Chapman, an affiliate of the Mackinder Forum, was interviewed by the London Daily Telegraph for an article (“Why Undersea Cables are The Real Threat to National Security”) published January 22, 2022. Chapman’s article, “Undersea Cables: The Ultimate Geopolitical Chokepoint” may be found here.
A GUIDE TO COURSES, CURRICULA, & RESOURCES Compiled by Professor Bert Chapman, MA, MSLS, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Leonard Hochberg, PhD, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-US SOME PRACTICAL ADVICE: The term “geopolitics” is an overused phrase. It can be heard on television, in the lecture hall, and… Read more »
by Bert Chapman (Purdue University) ABSTRACT The Arctic region possesses significant oil and natural gas resources and is becoming an increasingly important arena of geopolitical contention. Canada, China, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the United States are acutely interested in gaining and maintaining access to its waters and natural resources. Warming temperatures are… Read more »
March 2020 saw the Marine Corps release Force Design 2030 strategic planning document (https://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo134593) under the direction of Commandant General David H. Berger. This collaborative effort was influenced by the Trump Administration’s 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). The NDSredirected the Marine Corps’ focus from countering violent Middle Eastern extremists to countering great power/peer competitors, particularly those… Read more »
On Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (Eastern Time, US), Professor Albert Chapman addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Urban Warfare: An Emerging Geopolitical Conundrum.” Professor Chapman is a librarian at Purdue University. He is the author of several studies, most notably: Global Defence Procurement and… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »