The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West

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ABC-CLIO, 18 февр. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 176

The 20th century was dominated by three visions of Eurasian geopolitics: "The World Island," "Containment," and "Prometheism." The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West posits a fourth vision of Eurasian geopolitics: the 21st-century Geopolitical Strategy for Eurasia.

Through an original and comprehensive analysis and synthesis of the ideas of Sir Halford Mackinder, George Kennan, and Jozef Pilsudski, this title reestablishes fundamental Western strategy objectives. It analyzes the state of and potential for Western engagement with China, Afghanistan, Turkey, Russia, and other Eurasian states and sets out what is at stake for the West in the Eurasian theater. Promoting a robust strategy to further and protect essential Western values, the author argues for the development of trade and energy links, coupled with the promotion of good governance and the facilitation of policy independence, integration, and Western-orientation among the Eurasian nations.


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Ideas and Geopolitics
Chapter 2 Sir Halford Mackinder and the World Island
Chapter 3 George Kennan and Containment
Chapter 4 Josef Pilsudski and PrometheismIntermarum
Chapter 5 The World Island in the TwentyFirst Century
Chapter 6 A TwentyFirstCentury Geopolitical Strategy for Eurasia
New Old or Enduring Geopolitics?
Selected Bibliography
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Alexandros Petersen is director of research at the Henry Jackson Society: Project for Democratic Geopolitics and senior fellow with the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, Washington, DC.

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