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Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #66: Dr. Jeff McCausland, “What does Putin want now and how likely is he to get it?”

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On FRIDAY, September 16, 2022, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern US time, Dr. Jeff McCausland addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on the ongoing war in Ukraine. His topic is “What does Putin want now and how likely is he to get it?” ABSTRACT: On March 20, 2022, Dr. Jeff McCausland addressed… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #65: Professor Michael Charles Beckley, “The Coming Conflict with China”

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On Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern US time, Professor Michael Charles Beckley addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “The Coming Conflict with China.” ABSTRACT:  It is conventional wisdom that America and China are running a “superpower marathon” that may last a century. But the sharpest phase of that… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Virtual Seminar #40: Professor Michael Desch, “Will the Real(ist) Thucydides Please Stand Up?”

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On Sunday, September 26, 2021, Professor Michael Desch presented a paper entitled “Will the Real(its) Thucydides Please Stand Up? Reading Restraint at the Heart of the Paradigm’s Ur-text to Avert the Thucydides Trap with China.” BIOGRAPHY:  Michael C. Desch is Packey J. Dee Professor of International Relations at the University… 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 »