This presentation is for the book Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issues published by Praeger in 2011. It was given on May 20, 2011 at the Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO) spring conference at Indiana University-Bloomington.


Provides overview of how geography influences international relations and international politics including climate change, energy security, international economics, and international security. Introduces key figures in geopolitics development as a discipline such as Alfred Thayer Mahan and Halford Mackinder, covers the geopolitical interests of individuals countries, describes disciplinary divisions within geopolitics, details international geopolitical crisis areas and provides maps of some of these areas, emphasizes geopolitics information resources, and stresses the critical importance of geography in studying international politics and security.


geopolitics, energy security, maritime security, geography, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Halford Mackinder, international strategy

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Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issues. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2011.

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