Mahan’s Next 100 Years

He can perhaps be regarded, alongside Mackinder (1861-1947) and Spykman (1893-1943), as one of the three founding fathers of geopolitics, but Alfred T. Mahan (1840-1914) – remembered mainly as a brilliant proponent and pioneer of modern naval strategy – also drew upon a deep understanding of world history to make some eerily accurate guesses at what the future might hold. This feels like a good time to look back on some of the predictions he made.


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Author Thomas Riley
Thomas Riley runs the Flows and Frictions podcast for Strategy&Future. Originally from Manchester, England, he has been living and teaching English in Katowice since 2009.
Date 10 / 2019
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