Tag Archives: Geopolitics

Mackinder Forum Seminar Video Recording: Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland, “Israel’s War in Gaza — Where we have been, where we are, and where might we be going?”

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Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy gave a very timely presentation to the forum on December 1, 2023 titled “Israel’s War in Gaza — Where we have been, where we are, and where might we be going?” The recording is embedded below. Continue scrolling for Dr. McCausland’s… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar 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 »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #72: Dr. Antonia Colibasanu, “The Black Sea Region and the Ukraine War in Geopolitical Perspective” 

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On Sunday, March 5, 2023, 1:30-3:00 P.M. Eastern U.S. Time, Dr. Antonia Colibasanu presented a talk to the Mackinder Forum on “The Black Sea Region and the Ukraine War in Geopolitical Perspective.” Abstract: The war in Ukraine has become a war of attrition. Usually, a war of attrition is not… 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 »

Geography, Geostrategy and Military Operations

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by General Sir Rupert Smith Unlike the majority of my school fellows, I enjoyed geography. Apart from the generally held opinion that the subject was for ‘thick’ boys, nobody took A levels in geography unless that was all they could do; I could not understand their aversion, not that I… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #64: Professor Brian Blouet, “The Legacy of Sir Halford Mackinder”

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Professor Brian Blouet, College of William and Mary, presented a talk to the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “The Legacy of Sir Halford Mackinder” on August 28, 2022, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern US time Abstract: In the presentation, Blouet examined Mackinder’s legacy under several heads.   “The Scope and Methods of Geography”: This is… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #63: Dr. Thomas Grant, “Geopolitics and International Law”

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On Sunday, August 14, 2022, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern US Time, Dr. Thomas Grant addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Geopolitics and International Law.”   ABSTRACT:  Geopolitics and international law might seem disconnected. Thomas Grant argues that the connections between them, however, run deep. International law—the law that applies among States in their… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #60: John Hillen, “The Geopolitical Consequence of Ukraine War.”

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The Honorable John Hillen addressed the Mackinder Forum on Saturday, June 25, 2022 on “The Geopolitical Consequences of Ukraine War.” Abstract: John Hillen updated his thoughts on the geopolitical consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian War that appeared in his article appearing in the National Review. Biography: The Honorable Dr. John Hillen… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #58: Robert A. Destro, “Through A Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Geopolitics of Food Insecurity.”

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On Sunday, May 29, 2022, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Professor Robert A. Destro, formerly Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State, addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Through A Glass Darkly: Reflections on the Geopolitics of Food Insecurity.” Abstract: The ongoing war over the rich resources of Ukraine underscores a brutal,… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #54: Professor Brendan Simms, “Hitler and Geopolitics”

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On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Professor Brendan Simms addressed the Mackinder Forum on “Hitler and Geopolitics.” ABSTRACT: We tend to think that we know everything that needs to be known about Hitler and that he has no relevance to today. Brendan Simms, author of a biography of Hitler and co-author… Read more »