Putting the ‘geo’ back into geopolitics

Tim Marshall presents his new book 'Prisoners of Geography'

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29 July 2015: Putting the ‘geo’ back into geopolitics by Ecfr on Mixcloud

Guests

Tim Marshall, Broadcaster, Journalist and former Diplomatic Editor of Sky News

Chaired by

Richard Speight, Communications Manager, ECFR

To understand why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China’s power base continues to expand ever outwards, one needs to understand geography.

Tim Marshall, author of 'Prisoners of Geography',  argued that geography is the most overlooked of the determining factors in both history and current events and that it is time to put the ‘geo’ back into geopolitics.

Tim Marshall is a broadcaster, journalist and former diplomatic editor of Sky News. Before that, he was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN Radio. He is the founder and editor of TheWhatandtheWhy.com.