Beginning from 1939, the Roosevelt administration foresaw that the Second World War would conclude with America in a dominant global position.
It is often forgotten that during his early years as Russian president, Vladimir Putin made extensive overtures to the West in attempts at establishing warm relations.
After the US imposed new sanctions on Turkey for carrying out a military operation in the Kurdish territories in Syria, the divergence of interests between Ankara and Washington reached a new level.
Sir Halford J. Mackinder (1861-1947) is one of the brightest figures amongst geopolitical scholars. Having received an education in geography, he taught at Oxford beginning in 1887, until he was named director of the London School of Economics.