An Introduction to Geopolitics and How it Impacts Our Lives
Geopolitics can be explained as the framework used to see the complex characteristics of the world we live in today. This considers the political, economic, military, and geographic dimensions that shape the behaviors, decisions, and actions of a nation. Geopolitics is used to illustrate how countries, regions, businesses, terrorist groups, and other parties seeking power try to reach their political goals by controlling geographic features of the world. We refer to these features as “Geographical Entities”. These are the regions, territories, places, scales, and networks that make up the world.
Geography plays a key role in Geopolitics. It influences the policies countries create to advance their interests and in many instances are based on the common good for all involved. This can include agreements and treaties between nations to harness peace and goodwill between each country, region, or territorial group. There are also geopolitical policies designed to increase power in one group’s favor over another. The pursuit of influence and power in these scenarios are often used to rationalize conflict and war. Countries use geopolitical policies to negotiate trade, business, balancing power over regions, immigration, cultural and media influence, pollution, education, and more.
Geopolitics, geopolitical entities, geopolitical policies, and the events and outcomes across the globe all play an intricate part in our daily lives. At Geopolitical Futures we provide objective and indifferent Geopolitical Analysis, Intelligence, and Forecasting to help you stay in the know. Helping you evaluate Geopolitical Risk for your business or financial strategy or provide Geopolitical News to help better inform you and your family’s lives for tomorrow. Subscribe today and receive a Free Special Report. Or join ClubGPF for exclusive content including daily Geopolitical Analysis, Forecast Insights, Special Reports, Forums, and Bi-Weekly Video discussions with internationally renowned geopolitical strategist and best-selling author, George Friedman and our GPF Analyst Team.
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