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Mackinder Forum Seminar #80: Seth Cropsey, Founder of Yorktown Institute, “Eurasia’s Front Line and the Art of Strategy.”

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Long-time Mackinder Forum supporter, Seth Cropsey, Founder and President of the Yorktown Institute addressed the Mackinder Forum Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to discuss: “Eurasia’s Front Line and the Art of Strategy” Abstract: American grand strategy is based on a partnership with… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Lecture #3: The Honorable John Hillen, “Laying the Groundwork for a U.S. Grand Strategy for the China Challenge”

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The Honorable John Hillen was the third presenter in the Mackinder Forum’s Colin Gray Memorial Lecture Series. The title of his talk was “Laying the Groundwork for a U.S. Grand Strategy for the China Challenge.” He addressed the Mackinder Forum on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:30-noon Eastern U.S. Time. Abstract:… Read more »

Mackinder Forum 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 Seminar #55: Isaiah Wilson III and Scott Smitson, “Understanding Compound Security and its Implications for the Western Hemisphere.”

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On April 24, 2022, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern US Time, President Isaiah Wilson III, PhD and Professor Scott Smitson (both of Joint Special Operations University) addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Understanding Compound Security and its Implications for the Western Hemisphere.”  Abstract: The United States faces compound security threats today… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #41: “Heartland vs Rimland, Continental vs Maritime Power: The Geopolitics of the First World War” by Hew Strachan

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On October 10, 2021, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern US Time, Professor Hew Strachan addressed the Mackinder Forum on “Heartland vs Rimland, Continental vs Maritime Power: The Geopolitics of the First World War”. ABSTRACT: When Halford Mackinder gave his famous lecture on the geopolitics of ‘Euro-Asia’ in 1904, he warned of the challenge that the… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #38: Dr. William Ruger on “America’s Afghanistan Withdrawal and the Future of US Grand Strategy.”

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On August 20, 2021, Dr. William Ruger addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “”America’s Afghanistan Withdrawal and the Future of US Grand Strategy.” BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Ruger was nominated by President Trump to be the ambassador to Afghanistan. His biography may be found here:https://eca.state.gov/fulbright/about-fulbright/fulbright-foreign-scholarship-board-ffsb/ffsb-members/william-ruger. ABSTRACT: As the U.S. withdraws militarily from… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #31: Professor C. Raja Mohan, “The Evolution of India’s Grand Strategy”

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On May 2, 2021 (8:30 am – 10:00 am, Eastern US Time), Professor C. Raja Mohan addressed the Mackinder Forum on “The Evolution of India’s Grand Strategy.” ABSTRACT: India is moving away from its traditional identity as a leader of the non-aligned nations towards greater strategic cooperation with the West…. Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #28: “Chinese Strategic Intentions & Proposed U.S. Responses”

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On Sunday, March 21, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) participants in the Mackinder Forum Seminar engaged in a conversation devoted to the issue: “Chinese Strategic Intentions and Proposed U.S Responses.” Three background readings were suggested for this Seminar: Anonymous, “The Longer Telegram: Toward a New American Strategy,” Scowcroft Center… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #17: “International Business Needs Grand Strategy” presented by Michael Hochberg

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On Sunday, October 11, 2020, 1:30-3:00 PM via WEBEX, Michael Hochberg presented a coauthored paper (with Leonard Hochberg) devoted to “International Business Needs Grand Strategy.” The authors presented an interdisciplinary justification for why western-based international businesses should begin analyzing their ongoing activities through the lens of grand strategy in order… Read more »

U.S. Marine Corps Force Design 2030 by Bert Chapman (Purdue University)

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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 »