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Geopolitical Thinkers: James Fairgrieve

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James Fairgrieve (1870-1953) was a British geographer and teacher who in 1914 wrote Geography and World Power (published in 1915), a work that sought to show how geography “controls” history. Fairgieve studied at the London School of Economics from 1903 to 1910, obtained a London University certificate in geography in 1912, and… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #22: “The Logic of Eurasian Integration” presented by Kent Calder

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On Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US), our final Mackinder Forum Seminar of the year took place. Professor Kent Calder addressed the following topic: “The Logic of Eurasian Integration.” TOPIC FOR CONSIDERATION: Geography arguably dictates many basic parameters of political-economic competition. It conveys certain latent, potential advantages… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #19: “Heartland Theory in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” presented by David P. Goldman

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On Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time, US), Mr. David P. Goldman presented a talk on “Heartland Theory in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” ABSTRACT: With regard to China’s global ambitions, Mackinder’s “Heartland” concept in some ways is more relevant than ever, but in other ways… Read more »

Halford Mackinder: The Pivot and the Heartland by Brian Blouet

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Brian Blouet College of William and Mary Why does Mackinder evolve from the Pivot paper (1904) to the Heartland thesis (1919)?              In 1904 Mackinder identified four possible contenders for control of the core of Eurasia. The contenders were: the German empire, the Russian empire, China, and Japan. Mackinder added, should… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #16: “A New Geopolitics for a New Century, Part I” presented by Rodger Baker

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On Sunday, September 27, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US), Rodger Baker presented a talk on “A New Geopolitics for a New Century, Part I.” Rodger Baker recommended several recently published essays for circulation: The New Geography (China, the U.S., and the Geography of the 21st Century) United States –… Read more »

At Play in Mackinder’s World: A Cartographic Essay

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“As we consider this rapid review of the broader currents of history, does not a certain persistence of geographical relationship become evident? Is not the pivot region of the world’s politics that vast area of Euro-Asia which is inaccessible to ships, but in antiquity lay open to the horse-riding nomads,… Read more »