The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century.  The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were … Continue reading The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical … Continue reading The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory

http://www.youtube.com/watch The presentation takes a Big History approach to understanding Early Human Migrations and dispersal out of Africa across all continents of the world. We begin by creating a framework for our analysis based on anthropology and political geography. We apply it to the broad swathe of human history beginning around 250,000 years ago and … Continue reading Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory