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Mackinder Forum Seminar #85 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 »

Publications Bibliography by Professor Colin S. Gray (1943-2020)

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Table of Contents* (updated October 11, 2020) Books Edited Books Monographs Chapters in Books Articles in Journals (N.B. excluding reports for the U.S. and U.K. governments). BOOKS: Theory of Strategy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 162 pp. Strategy and Politics (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016), 178 pp. The Future of Strategy (Cambridge: Polity Press 2015),… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Lecture #1: Rear Admiral Dr. Chris Parry, “Ukraine: The Hinge of Eurasia”

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On Friday, November 18, 2022, 9:00 a.m. Eastern U.S. Time, Rear Admiral Chris Parry (ret., UK) presented the inaugural lecture in the Mackinder Forum’s newly established “Colin S. Gray Memorial Lecture Series in Geostrategy.”   ABSTRACT:  Chris Parry spoke about the coincidental symmetries between the works of the great geopolitical theorists of… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #50: Professor Geoff Sloan, “Down to Earth: The Geopolitical Realities of the United Kingdom”

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On February 20, 2022, Professor Geoff Sloan, Coordinator, Mackinder Forum-UK, delivered a talk on “Down to Earth: The Geopolitical Realities of the United Kingdom.” Abstract: The United Kingdom as the name implies is the sum of a number of separate historical entities. In terms of European state formation this is… Read more »

Geopolitics, Geography, and Strategy ed. by Colin Gray and Geoff Sloan

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Geopolitics, Geography and Strategy, an edited book by Colin Gray and Geoff Sloan, has now been translated into Japanese. Professor Gray cofounded the Mackinder Forum and Professor Sloan is the Coordinator of the Forum in the United Kingdom.

Mackinder Forum Seminar #42: “Is There Genuine Strategic Utility in ‘Knowing Thyself'”? by Jeannie Johnson

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On October 30, 2021, Professor Jeannie Johnson addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Is There Genuine Strategic Utility in ‘Knowing Thyself’”? Abstract: Strategic culture theorists often cite Sun Tzu’s dictum to Know Thyself and Know Thy Enemy as something close to sacred verse. Those same theorists, however, do not always… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #32: General Sir Rupert Smith, “Reflections on Colin Gray’s Maxim 19 in the Light of Experience”

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On Sunday, May 30, 1:30-3:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, General Sir Rupert Smith (UK, ret.) talked about “Reflections on Colin Gray’s Maxim 19 in the Light of Experience.”   The relevant reading (“All Strategy is Geostrategy: Geography is Fundamental”) may be found in Colin S. Gray’s Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims… Read more »

“The Practice of Strategy: Two Case Studies from British History” by Kenton White

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A presentation to the Mackinder Forum Seminar #26, “Colin S. Gray: Master of Strategy and Geopolitics,” February 28, 2021 Introduction In his book Strategy and History Colin wrote, ‘Strategy is the bridge between military power and political purpose. Its state of repair is highly variable. Moreover … it is a bridge that… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #26: “Colin S. Gray: Master of Strategy and Geopolitics”

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Mackinder Forum Seminar #26, “Colin S. Gray: Master of Strategy and Geopolitics” took place on Sunday, February 28, 2021, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern US Time. This Mackinder Forum event was devoted to honoring the ideas of Professor Colin S. Gray who passed away a year ago. Professor Gray was a master… Read more »