World politics is always also geopolitics, because geography shapes politics.
Geopolitics interprets political developments in the light of geographical conditions and analyzes the connection between the two. It assumes that political power is largely shaped by geography. According to this concept, it is powerful who controls – or conquers – raw materials, industrial districts and traffic routes. Securing natural resources is one of the central targets. This makes the concept of geopolitics more relevant than ever. Securing industry-strategically relevant raw materials has long since developed into the “Great Game of the 21st Century”, because as global demand grows, it inevitably becomes scarcer and, above all, more expensive (rare earths, etc .).
Among the most important representatives were the British Admiral Alfred Mahan (1840-1914), the German General Karl Haushofer (1869-1946), the French Admiral and military historian Raoul Castex (1878-1968), the political scientist Nicholas Spyman (1893-1943), the geographer Halford Mackinder (1861-1947) and the American political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017).
Many other countries are clearly ahead of us in geostrategic and geopolitical thinking. For example, the securing and distribution of raw materials is not subject to the daily political calculations, but is based on a clear geopolitical approach, because the political branch of science called geopolitics is still the most important pattern of action of the major and regional powers. Our Credo is:
Only those who know history and the past can understand the present and the future. The past shapes the future.
We are convinced that looking at the world from a geopolitical and geostrategic point of view opens up important new perspectives, including the different perceptions of global developments in Europe, the USA, Russia or Asia. Geopolitics expands the repertoire of proven political explanatory approaches with interesting new facets and offers explanatory approaches to political events that we sometimes find difficult to classify. It challenges us to see the world from the perspective of others.