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

Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2011-02-18
Publisher(s): Greenwood Pub Group
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The 20th century was dominated by three visions of Eurasian geopolitics: "The World Island," "Containment," and "Prometheism." The World Island posits a fourth vision of Eurasian geopolitics: the 21st-century Geopolitical Strategy for Eurasia. Through an original and comprehensive nalysis and synthesis of the ideas of Sir Halford Mackinder, George Kennan, and Jozef Pilsudski, this title re-establishes 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 theatre. 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Ideas and Geopoliticsp. 1
Sir Halford Mackinder the World Islandp. 10
George Kennan and Containmentp. 36
Josef Pilsudski and Prometheism-Intermarump. 60
The World Island in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 81
A Twenty-First-Century Geopolitical Strategy for Eurasiap. 112
Conclusion: New, Old, or Enduring Geopolitics?p. 146
Notesp. 163
Selected Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 173
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