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 Geopolitics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geopolitics is the study which analyses geography, history and social science with reference to international politics.
In the abstract, geopolitics traditionally indicates the links and causal relationships between political power and geographic space; in concrete terms it is often seen as a body of thought assaying specific strategic prescriptions based on the relative importance of land power and sea power in world history...
The geopolitical tradition had some consistent concerns, like the geopolitical correlates of power in world politics, the identification of international core areas, and the relationships between naval and terrestrial capabilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geopolitics   (1007 words)

 The Crisis of the modern World, the New World Order and Kali Yuga
geopolitics, as a policy for Germany and Europe combining the theories of Ratzel, Kjellén and Mackinder.
With the theory of theory of geopolitics Haushofer became one of the most influential and innovative German geographers.
The Nazis set up their own ‘geopolitical’ think tanks and organisations, and probably with Hess’ influence, Haushofer was given a role and some leadership positions.
www.geocities.com /integral_tradition/haushofer.html   (1800 words)

 Serbian News Network-SNN: The New Geopolitics of Empire
Geopolitics is concerned with how geographical factors, including territory, population, strategic location, and natural resource endowments, as modified by economics and technology, affect the relations between states and the struggle for world domination.
Geopolitics was to owe its resurrection as an explicit, even official, doctrine of U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s to the influence of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Geopolitical uncertainties associated with the collapse of the Soviet bloc were such that Washington could not afford to pin down large numbers of troops in the Middle East.
www.antic.org /Weblog/2006/01/new-geopolitics-of-empire.html   (5440 words)

 The New Geopolitics
By geopolitics or geopolitical competition, I mean the contention between great powers and aspiring great powers for control over territory, resources, and important geographical positions, such as ports and harbors, canals, river systems, oases, and other sources of wealth and influence.
Geopolitics was also an ideology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a self-conscious set of beliefs on which elites and leaders of the great powers acted.
Geopolitical ideology was later appropriated by Hitler and Mussolini and by the Japanese militarists to explain and to justify their expansionist behavior.
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 Geopolitics in the Age of Terrorism
Although noted at this early time it was only with the discovery of the conceptual and methodological tools of modern geography that scholars became convinced they could examine the connections in something approaching scientific precision.
In addition to the guilt by association with the Nazis, geopolitics also was open to criticism for being to deterministic.
The critics of geopolitics charged that geopolitical theory tended to ascribe a single cause to the success or failure of a country.
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 Geopolitics of Europe
Geopolitics rightly understood serves as a useful corrective to the view promoted by globalization advocates, who say that technology has surmounted the constraints imposed by geography, whether understood in physical or political terms.
Geopolitics developed as a concept in Europe late in the nineteenth century and reflected several nineteenth-century trends, including the shift from a European state system shaped by the balance of power to a more unstable system that included states and colonial territories.
The collision of geopolitically invoked nationalism with the demography and political geography of earlier centuries shaped Europe’s twentieth-century wars.
www.fpri.org /orbis/4702/hay.geopoliticseurope.html   (6467 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
Addressing a gap in the in the published periodical literature, this journal seeks to explore the theoretical implications of contemporary geopolitics and geopolitical change with particular reference to territorial problems and issues of state sovereignty.
Multidisciplinary in its scope, Geopolitics includes all aspects of the social sciences with particular emphasis on political geography, international relations, the territorial aspects of political science and international law.
Review essays will be published focusing on the works of seminal geopolitics studies, as well as contemporary foreign policy practitioners whose policies have influenced the changing world map of the past two decades.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/14650045.asp   (164 words)

 Critical Geopolitics
Dr Toal has been engaged in developing 'critical geopolitics' as a research perspective for the past two decades beginning with an article he wrote in 1986 on US foreign policy discourse and El Salvador.
Dr Toal's articles on critical geopolitics over the last decade can be divided into four categories, those on the history of geopolitics, on the contemporary geopolitical tradition, on critical geopolitics theory, and on contemporary geopolitical affairs (also see Bosnia publications).
T.W. Luke and G. Ó Tuathail (1997) On Videocameralistics: The Geopolitics of Failed States, the CNN International and (UN) Governmentality.
www.nvc.vt.edu /toalg/Website/CriticalGeopolitics.htm   (819 words)

 Chevron - willyoujoinus.com - Issues in Brief - Geopolitics
Oil and gas are located in complex geopolitical environments.
Nevertheless, this energy is critical to economic development and human progress everywhere, and delivering it reliably and affordably will require a massive amount of investment over time.
Private industry will be more likely to bring their resources and expertise to bear on the challenges of finding new sources of energy.
www.willyoujoinus.com /issues/geopolitics   (364 words)

 The Mortgage Reports Blog: Geopolitics
Bloomberg is reporting that Iranian soldiers attacked and seized a Romanian oil rig in the Persian Gulf this morning.
Yes sir, geopolitics is the wild card in a hand of poker; it's Terrell Owens on Game Day; it's the Sixth Man off the bench.
Geopolitics always play a heavy role in bond markets, and we could be headed for a nice showdown: The U.S. Economy vs. The U.S. Military -- who wins control of the bond market.
www.themortgagereports.com /geopolitics/index.html   (4174 words)

 Geopolitics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Geopolitics plays very important role in CR ideology.
German geopolitics, concept of Mittelleuropa, the choice of Europe
The geopolitics of Russia -- modern and historical aspects
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/6824/geopolit.htm   (62 words)

 Geopolitics: Middle Eastern Notes and Anticipations
As it happens, that extravagance was in evidence when the term “geopolitics” was coined in 1899 by a moody, Bergmanesque Swedish academic named Rudolf Kjellén.
Again, liberal intellectual opinion in the United States just after World War II was not much attracted to Spykman and his theories, but in the State Department and what would soon become the Department of Defense (in 1947), his views were universally known and widely appreciated.
The Soviet Union was much nearer to the Middle East than the United States during the Cold War, which obliged the United States to develop air and naval power and to maintain friends and bases in the region, to prevent Soviet Russia from improving its relative position.
www.fpri.org /orbis/4702/garfinkle.geopoliticsmiddleeast.html   (6102 words)

 Amazon.ca: Rethinking Geopolitics: Books: Gearoid O. Tuathail,Simon Dalby,Gearoid O. Tuathail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cold War geopolitics may be dead but struggles over space and power are more important than ever in a world of globalizing economies and instantaneous information.
The contributors to this collection use insights from contemporary cultural theory to address questions of political identity and popular culture, state violence and genocide, militarism, gender and resistance, cyberwar and mass media.
Dalby and O Tuathail are co-editors (with Paul Routledge) of The Geopolitics Reader (Routledge 1998).
www.amazon.ca /Rethinking-Geopolitics-Dalby/dp/0415172500   (299 words)

 Geopolitics ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Central to the regular activities of the PSIS is research on issues relating to international security, strategy, and arms control.
Administration: The Centre for Geopolitical Drug Studies has been added to our catalogue.
AEGD publishes investigative reports on the geopolitics of illicit drugs everywhere in the world.
zvezda.ru /geopolitics   (739 words)

 Newsvine - geopolitics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Click Here for More Related CommentaryA deadly combination of heat and drought is slowly wreaking a trail of devastation across much of the globe, and the full extend of this scourge will only be felt as winter nears.
It doesn't sound too frightening, unless you are a literary critic and find the phrase on the first page of a new novel you are forced to read to the end.
I beg to differ: In his talks with the Chinese, Zoellick has suggested that Iran's acquisition of a nuclear weapon would destablize the Middle East and likely raise the cost of crude oil, directly affecting Chinese interests.
www.newsvine.com /geopolitics   (852 words)

 Geopolitics - heating up to lead to WWIII! A prime tool of the British, Evil Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Geopolitics is used to take away the will, the hope, and the intellect of the People in order to install Fascist Colonialism to once great Nations!
While the fight rages in Congress over the geopolitics of negro removal in Washington, D.C. versus resurrecting the general welfare idea out of the Constitution, the geopolitics of the evil British Financial Oligarchy may be taking a beating over there in Indonesia.
Geopolitics is any action taken, from pestilence, or war, to financial disaster, to assassinations, to maintain world control of a System that is and has been a crime against humanity for over 400 years.
www.pegmusic.com /geopolitics.html   (2506 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Geopolitics Reader: Books: Gearoid O. Tuathail,Simon Dalby,Paul Routledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This extensively revised second edition of The Geopolitics Reader draws together the most important political, geographical, historical and sociological readings of geopolitics in the early twenty first century.
The editors provide comprehensive introductions and critical comment at the beginning of each of the five parts and political cartoons are integrated throughout.
Whilst this compendium of divergent viewpoints of global conflict and change has retained its five part structure, the selection of readings have been updated to account for recent developments in the critical study of geopolitics and the post 9/11 geopolitical landscape.
www.amazon.ca /Geopolitics-Reader-G-Tuathail/dp/0415341485   (394 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Asian News, Business and Economy.
WASHINGTON - However much President George W Bush's "Freedom Agenda" asserted itself into US foreign policy in the wake of the Iraq invasion three years ago, traditional geopolitics - and the realpolitik that goes with it - is making a remarkably strong comeback.
Meanwhile, in Central Asia, Washington is vigorously promoting the construction of a proposed pipeline project that would transport gas from Turkmenistan - whose regime's bizarre, Stalin-era cult of personality has made it impossible for Bush to upgrade ties substantially - to India as a substitute for a much cheaper Iran-Pakistan-India link.
The move underscores the degree to which Bush's declaration 17 months ago that the "ultimate goal" of US policy was "ending tyranny in our world" has been cast aside in the interests of old-fashioned geopolitics.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Front_Page/HE03Aa04.html   (843 words)

 Geopolitics - Global Issues
Some of the nations that the United States has branded as "rogue states" are on par with the US on this issue.
That is what the modern Middle Eastern geopolitics have been about.
The vast energy resources form the backbone of western economies, and hence all the involvement.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics   (615 words)

 Monthly Review January 2006 John Bellamy Foster ¦ The New Geopolitics of Empire
Mackinder is best known for his doctrine of the “Heartland.”; Geopolitical strategy was about the endgame of controlling the Heartland—or the enormous transcontinental land mass of Eurasia, encompassing Eastern Europe, Russia through Siberia, and Central Asia.
As Colin Gray observed in his Geopolitics of the Nuclear Era (1977), viewed in geopolitical terms, the Cold War was essentially a contest “between the insular imperium of the United States and the ‘Heartland’; imperium of the Soviet Union....for control/denial of control of the Eurasian-African ‘Rimlands.’”
Colin S. Gray, The Geopolitics of the Nuclear Era (New York: Crane, Russak, and Co., 1977), 14.
www.monthlyreview.org /0106jbf.htm   (3589 words)

 Amazon.com: The Geopolitics Reader: Books: G. Tuathail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Geopolitics (Frontiers of Human Geography) by John Agnew
Geopolitics, Geography and Strategy (Journal of Strategic Studies (Paperback)) by Colin S. Gray
imperialist geopolitics, geopolitical reasoning, geopolitical knowledge, geopolitical writing, transnational liberalism, geopolitical discourse, antisocialist forces, living within the truth, critical geopolitics, environmental warfare, geopolitical imagination, world political map, environmental scarcity, environmental security, global environmental degradation, new geopolitics, geopolitical order, environmental scarcities
www.amazon.com /Geopolitics-Reader-G-Tuathail/dp/041516270X   (845 words)

 Geopolitics - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Geopolitics, study of the impact of geography on relations between nations.
Haushofer, Karl Ernst (1869-1946), German army officer, geographer, and prominent advocate of the geopolitical basis for Nazi plans for world...
Everest: Beyond the Limit on the Discovery Channel
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 eBooks.com - Rethinking Geopolitics eBook
Using insights from contemporary cultural theory, the contributors address questions of political identity and popular culture, state violence and genocide, speed machines and militarism, gender and resistance, cyberwar and mass media - connecting each question to a generalised re-thinking of the spaces of politics at the global scale.
Rethinking Geopolitics argues that the concept of geopolitics needs to be conceptualised anew as the twenty first century approaches.
Exploring how popular cultural assumptions about geography and politics constitute the discourses of contemporary violence and political economy, Rethinking Geopolitics brings the ideas of a new generation of scholars to a wide audience for the first time.
www.ebooks.com /cj.asp?IID=161176   (306 words)

 Geopolitics of Gas - CISAC
Delivering gas from the world's major reserves to the future demand centers will require a major expansion of inter-regional, cross-border gas transport infrastructures.
To investigate the implications of this shift, PESD sponsored a joint project with the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University on the Geopolitics of Natural Gas.
The final results of the study have been published in Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040.
cisac.stanford.edu /research/geopolitics_of_gas   (274 words)

 Salon.com Books | The decline and fall of the American empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
An expert on geopolitics says forget Islamic terrorism -- the real future threat to America's supremacy will come from Europe.
The title of Charles A. Kupchan's new book, "The End of the American Era," sounds grim, but after a year of terrorist violence, "spectacular" attack warnings and ominous analyses of fundamentalist Islam, his argument is almost refreshing.
The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and The Geopolitics of the 21st Century
archive.salon.com /books/int/2002/12/02/kupchan   (1286 words)

 Geopolitics | Nerdshift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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Chen Yonglin, a Chinese who applied for political asylum in Australia, talked to the media about the "grand neighbouring concept" of China's geopolitical agenda.
In essence, according to Chen Yonglin, China wants to put Australia within the Chinese sphere of influence.
portal.wikinerds.org /article-topics/society/geopolitics   (970 words)

 Geopolitics splits S. Hills 'Romeo,' Cuban Yuliet - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Geopolitics splits S. Hills 'Romeo,' Cuban Yuliet - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-3.cs.princeton.edu)
Their romance has embraced the scope of the world as much as it has defied its artificial boundaries.
Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent from Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
www.pittsburghlive.com.cob-web.org:8888 /x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_475543.html   (954 words)

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