Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Belt and Road initiative is a convergence of China's New Silk Road project to create land routes through Central Asia, linking Eurasia and Europe, with the New Maritime Silk Road initiative to build a network of ports and logistics in the Indian Ocean region. This presentation analyses the geopolitics of the Belt and … Continue reading Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

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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

Russia rebuilds a cultural center in Kabul for a new era of influence – The Washington Post

The Soviet cultural center once symbolized Moscow’s bid for power in Afghanistan. Russia rebuilt the facility for a new era of influence. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-kabul-moscow-has-a-new-cultural-center-on-the-ashes-of-its-soviet-predecessor/2019/04/13/37fc9fcc-557e-11e9-aa83-504f086bf5d6_story.html

China in Central Asia: A military foothold takes root on Afghanistan’s doorstep – The Washington Post

While the United States is looking to get out of Afghanistan, China is tiptoeing into a region it has flooded with cash. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-central-asias-forbidding-highlands-a-quiet-newcomer-chinese-troops/2019/02/18/78d4a8d0-1e62-11e9-a759-2b8541bbbe20_story.html

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