Tag Archives: Ukraine War

Mackinder Forum Seminar 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 #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 #2: Colonel Dr. Jeff McCausland (ret., US), “Geostrategy and Leadership Lessons from the War in Ukraine.”

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On Friday, January 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Eastern U.S. Time, Colonel Dr. Jeff McCausland (ret., US) presented the second lecture in the Mackinder Forum’s recently established “Colin S. Gray Memorial Lecture Series in Geostrategy.”  The title of his talk: “Geostrategy and Leadership Lessons from the War in Ukraine.” ABSTRACT:… 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 #66: Dr. Jeff McCausland, “What does Putin want now and how likely is he to get it?”

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On FRIDAY, September 16, 2022, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern US time, Dr. Jeff McCausland addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on the ongoing war in Ukraine. His topic is “What does Putin want now and how likely is he to get it?” ABSTRACT: On March 20, 2022, Dr. Jeff McCausland addressed… 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 #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 #52: Colonel Jeff McCausland, PHD (US Army, ret.), “What does Putin want?  Why is he doing it now?”  

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Mackinder Forum Seminar #52 was held on Sunday, March 20, 2022, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m, Eastern Daylight Savings Time, US.  Our speaker, Jeff McCausland, PHD, Colonel, US Army (ret.), addressed the questions “What does Putin want?  Why is he doing it now?”   Biography: Dr. Jeff McCausland is a Visiting Professor at Dickinson College… Read more »