Month: October 2016

BRICS: Cable Geopolitics

In response the NSA spying scandals targeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff,  in October 2013, she announced the laying of a new cable infrastructure to bypass US control of communications .    News of the laying of a BRICS-cable triggered public attention as news of laying telegraph cables did a century ago. The ‘cable rush’ by […]

BRICS: Mackinder & Geopolitics

Following World War 2 and the defeat of Germany, the very word geopolitics became taboo as it was linked in many eyes with Hitler, and the Nazis. Geopolitics however is larger than that, the study of integrating politics, economics, and geography. The father of British geopolitics, Sir Halford Mackinder, first unveiled his concept of that […]

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