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Understanding world politics

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* Geography is not destiny, but it may be the best starting point for understanding world politics.

In a world of shifting alliances and divides, how are geography and the history of great civilizations continuing to shape geopolitics?

Interactive maps and data visualizations bring to life the historical trends and emerging geographic patterns behind the world’s pressing challenges.

  • Robert D. Kaplan, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS), USA
  • Brie Loskota, Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California, USA; Young Global Leader
  • Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University, USA

Moderated by

  • Rana Mitter, Professor of History and Politics of Modern China; Director, University China Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

The publication is not an editorial. It reflects solely the point of view and argumentation of the author. The publication is presented in the presentation. Start in the previous issue. The original is available at: World Economic Forum



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