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Mackinder Forum Seminar #89 Video Recording: Prof. Beatrice Heuser, “Russia-Ukraine War: the Difficulties of Making Peace”

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It was a delight to have Prof. Beatrice Heuser address the forum on January 27, 2024 with her talk “Russia-Ukraine War: the Difficulties of Making Peace.” The recording is embedded below. Continue scrolling for the abstract, Prof. Heuser’s bio and more reading. AbstractSince 1815, Making Peace has concerned not only… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #71: Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, ““The War in Ukraine and Russia’s Imperial Legacy.”

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On Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time, Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff addressed the Mackinder Forum on “The War in Ukraine and Russia’s Imperial Legacy.”  Dr. Mankoff has recently published a volume on the significance of imperial legacies for the foreign policies of Iran, Turkey, China, and Russia.  See Empires of Eurasia: How Imperial Legacies… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #62: Rodger Baker, “Revisiting Arctic Geopolitics.”

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On Sunday, July 24, 2022, Mr. Rodger Baker presented a talk to the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Revisiting Arctic Geopolitics.”  Abstract: From a classical geopolitical perspective, the Arctic has often been a peripheral area. Mackinder’s heartland theory, for example, rested on the idea that the Arctic was a barrier, sealing… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #59: Admiral Chris Parry (UK, ret.), “What have we Learned from the War in Ukraine (so far)?”

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On June 12, 2022, Admiral Chris Parry (UK, ret.) delivered a talk on “What have we Learned from the War in Ukraine (so far)?” Abstract: Admiral Parry talked about the pretexts and contexts that underlay the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the military response of the free world and the continuities… 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 #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 »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #9:“The Geopolitics of Maritime and Continental Powers: China, Russia, and the United States”

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Professor Sally Paine of the Naval War College presented an hour-long talk on “The Geopolitics of Maritime and Continental Powers: China, Russia, and the United States.” A discussion will follow. This seminar was held on Saturday, August 1st, NOON-2 p.m. (Eastern Time, US). According to Professor Paine, readings for this… Read more »

Mackinder Forum Seminar #8: “Economic Infiltration: Lessons from the United Kingdom”

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Admiral Chris Parry delivered a presentation titled “Economic Infiltration: Lessons from the United Kingdom.” This seminar was held on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern Time, US.) Admiral Parry is well known to the Mackinder Forum, having presented several times to our Seminar and annual meetings. A reading was… Read more »