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Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction | Klaus Dodds | Talks at Google

  • Опубліковано 27 чер 2019


  • TheVicenteSilva
    TheVicenteSilva 4 місяці тому +6

    This "expert" on the artic called it a "remote place devoid of natural resources" which couldn't be more wrong. The artic is not some symbolic place where you plant a flag for a dick measuring competition, it's full of oil and natural gas and is also a crucial sea route for military and economic purposes (connecting China and Northern Europe for example) with the melting of ice caps

  • Yananne Teoh
    Yananne Teoh 4 місяці тому +1

    I'm so relieved to get this presentation of Geopolitics from Klaus Dodds. We need many more talks from Klaus.
    I watched a documentary about Crimea... the people of Crimea prefer to be Russians.

  • Rob Allen
    Rob Allen 8 місяців тому +4

    every one from the native tribes to the most powerful leaders need to take a lesson on Geopolitics from Klaus Dodds, no necessary answers But a lot of food to think about and to act upon

  • Christian Bermúdez Rivas
    Christian Bermúdez Rivas 9 місяців тому +5

    What a fine lecture!. It "moved the floor under my feeth". We have to re-think about our international relations in the face of the rapid environmental change!

  • Djibril Yadd
    Djibril Yadd 29 днів тому

    Dear Director I'm an ICU and anaesthetist International Doctor also Humanitarian finishing my PhD in Diplomacy and strategy at CEDS Dakar . Thanks a lot for your topic covered . Take care of your heart I feel you really passionate and leaving with compassion in this field of International relations. Peace, collaboration,solidarity,tolerance, justice, weither than predation or competition will save the world. Economic wars are not up-to-date. Needs are increasing so growth too should increase. The resources are only waiting to be share equally and fairly.

  • Silvino Guambe Jr.
    Silvino Guambe Jr. 3 місяці тому

    Good concert. Thank youband keep up the good work.

  • peter dollins
    peter dollins 6 місяців тому

    A group from an Indian Tribe came down to Montreal in 71 on finding out the Canadian Government innded to put a dam in that must flood their living & hunting grounds.. We managed to contact them to sympathetic lawyers who tried to help represent them. This tribe were certanly not oppresed or held down by hundreds of years of terror. They were a very happy tribe. But were unaware of how our societies work. They needed to leave four or five of their tribe to work with these lawyers & sympathetic journalists we knew or even politicians. But they simply buggered off laughing in great good humour. I fear and I'm almost sure their living & hunting grounds are now flooded over.

  • Yananne Teoh
    Yananne Teoh 4 місяці тому +1

    Life in Space, mainly on the moon, is portrayed in Chinese folk tales and legends with a magical element.

  • alex3261
    alex3261 3 роки тому +15

    58:00 What the US president asked for was an actual commitment of the NATO countries to their own defense and to the organization itself, in order to narrow the existing capabilitygap between the US and the European allies. The NATO member countries were asked to pay their actual contribution to NATO (needed for the communication backbone, the NAEW force, administrative issues and so on) and the allocation of at least 2% of the GDP for their own military budgets. If you fail to see this things, then your analysis is not credible, either for lack of knowledge, either for bias (or even worse, for both).
    Also, at 59:00 you claim that the US president is the NATO comander in chief, which is not true by any standards. NATO works on the consensus of the nations and this is one of the reasons some thinghs are done so slow, if they are done at all. The only thing that really exists is the Supreme Allied Comander Europe, who is an American general and who has the command of the NATO forces in Europe, but not any control ofthe top political leadership, again, based on the consensus of the member nations.

    • Gunnar Kaestle
      Gunnar Kaestle 7 місяців тому

      @Blackfeatherstill I see it the same way: even in a political committee were formally all members are equal - you don't want to mess up with the boss. Objection is futile.

    • Blackfeatherstill
      Blackfeatherstill 7 місяців тому

      No. The US controls NATO. That is obvious. No matter what appearances to the contrary suggest.

    • Gunnar Kaestle
      Gunnar Kaestle 7 місяців тому +1

      As NATO was founded to organise the US containment policy towards the Soviet Union I still believe that the US is happy to fund most of NATO activities (ca. 2/3 ?), because that clearly also means that the SACEUR always will be an US General. Who pays the bill also decides the direction the organisation is heading. "Whose bread I eat, whose song I sing."

    • alex3261
      alex3261 7 місяців тому

      @Consider This All the European countries were notorious for their defense budget cuts after the end of the Cold War, a lot of money being spent on social programs, that were bringing votes. That resulted in the "capability gap|" between US an Europe, that continued to widen after the year 2000, . Many US administrations were worried about the unbalance of the contributions to nato, in terms of hardware, manpower and spending, but did very little to motivate the Europeans to commit more money to the defense budgets.

    • Consider This
      Consider This 7 місяців тому +1

      It was Trump who had the big issue about Germany spending only 1% GDP on defence. Look at it from Germany point of view pre- war: why pay billions in defence against the Russia who is giving them a comparative advantage (30% cheaper international prices) in energy costs.. and Germany has big energy needs. Doing so, wipes out the benefit of lower costs. Germany puts money before principles.

  • Anthony Consalvo
    Anthony Consalvo 3 роки тому +35

    This is not geopolitics. This is international law. He is portraying geopolitics as almost exclusively about symbolic lines and gestures, alongside perceptions held by the masses. This is only one dimension - he has entirely (except for briefly discussing Mackinder for credibility-sake) ignored geostrategy. As well, the masses only shape the "grand chessboard" of geopolitics, while elites are the primary middlemen between the masses and geostrategy.

    • Anthony Consalvo
      Anthony Consalvo 2 місяці тому

      @Pample Mouse Note that I throw the word "geostrategy" in at the bottom - that would best encapsulate what youre describing imo.

    • Pample Mouse
      Pample Mouse 2 місяці тому

      I see this is 3 years old and you're unlikely to reply, but in my experience, it's states and corporations who 'play' geopolitics. When consent is needed it is manufactured by the media (see Iraq war and current one-sided reporting of Ukraine etc.) firstly, then acted upon. Also, look at the changing reporting of China in our media over the last few years. It's interesting to see the new enemy being manufactured in real time, though the long term implications are quite terrifying, with many USA polits and talking heads saying perfectly calmly that America's next major war will be with China, in the coming decades.

    • Pample Mouse
      Pample Mouse 2 місяці тому

      Do you mean that we, the masses, dictate geopolitics?

    • Spitfire
      Spitfire 3 місяці тому

      @Not K¡nt@ N@om¡ amit sengupta

    • Not K¡nt@ N@om¡
      Not K¡nt@ N@om¡ 3 місяці тому

      Where can I find accurate stuff about geopolitics then?

  • N. Sachs
    N. Sachs 3 роки тому +54

    Nothing better than a Brit from Londonistan with colonial guilt. You could have summarized the whole thing with:'States have interests that sometimes go against the interests of other states.'

  • Aziz Patel
    Aziz Patel 5 місяців тому

    Brilliant talk.

  • Francisco Rosa
    Francisco Rosa 7 місяців тому

    Although the GB does not have an Arctic coast, it may be mandated by the native arctic peoples, so it could also win a slice of the pie, like Russia!!

  • orionstark
    orionstark 2 роки тому

    Zeihan has a thing or two to say about Mackinder's map.
    The USA won the lottery on geopolitical positioning with the Mississippi River Valley.

  • MarkOne
    MarkOne 2 роки тому +3

    58:13 when has anything ended well that the US WERE involved in, since ww2 at least?
    Didn't seem to say much about anything.. can't believe he didn't mention the shipping channels opening up in the Arctic.. and i thought they had already found oil up there?

  • Polar Experts
    Polar Experts 8 місяців тому

    Mr Klause, concerning last question and answer about Moldova, I would say mr Kissenger will disagree with you about yoir point of better joining NATO for East European country.
    Last Davos he told about Ukraine advised to be a buffer zone rather then a frontier of NATO and EU.
    Hope, now you can see why.

    • avatarxes
      avatarxes 7 місяців тому

      Kissinger was and is wrong. Just look at China.

  • Rick Harold
    Rick Harold 3 роки тому +1

    Nice discussion

  • Bub Huynh
    Bub Huynh 3 місяці тому +1

    The Master of Geopolitic is henry Kissinger himself

  • Yananne Teoh
    Yananne Teoh 4 місяці тому

    I'd like to share the real genius of XiJinPing in sharing his mission vision of The Belt and Road with the global world in Davos when he talked about China opening up.
    I was sad to hear you nearly fallen to making negative opinion about Xi's Belt n Road having 6 routes. Xi and the Chinese had %explored trade routes geo- economically since the12century.
    It's sad to hear of your suspicions about Xi JinPing's
    BELT And Road
    ... if you know China well, picture Xi, the great mariner and leader for global trade . Xi looks at the massive China
    with trade routes spreading from Beijing, Xian, Urumqi, Shanghai and Xiamen... He sees many rich states which will find trade routes from the Chinese capitals and states with huge amounts of goods and food, surpluses which can be traded if they build routes to join states and countries. E.g. from Beijing, he can make a road through the central Asian states, Tajikistan, from Xian to Kazakhstan...from Xiamen with so much tea through the South China Sea , Malacca Straits... from SHANGHAI towards Korea, Japan and Australia NZ, from
    Xi an through Pakistan, Iran etc.... these routes are manned by trains, ships, planes etc..
    if we look at the stans stares of Central Asia, we can see how a train running from China through Central Asia to reach Dortmund ,Germany....

    • Wei
      Wei Місяць тому

      When talking about China, you literally should've not expect these westerners have any positive opinion. His opinion just not out of my expectation.

  • N. Sachs
    N. Sachs 3 роки тому +14

    38:20 'National Sovereignty is a Myth', it's getting better and better.

    • g s
      g s 2 роки тому

      @M'sheArt2 Those 4chan intelectuals must fry their brain on drugs to create those conspirations,those people shouldn't have the right to vote or write anything online,such prepotent radioactive trash

  • Nuno Correia
    Nuno Correia 11 місяців тому

    Well, that view on trump didn't age well

  • Yananne Teoh
    Yananne Teoh 4 місяці тому

    I like the idea of a cosmopolitan humanity
    The complex reality can never be solved
    until we return to acknowledge the sacred rights of the American natives to be rejuvenated , blessed and honoured. We are a weak, cowardly and
    hypocritical people, given to préjudice against China, well, neratioearlyo from the speaker from t ntheloor f on mahetge floor. Exactly, the China -Laos co-operation is a clear example of China stretching out a good neighbourly hand from China eg. the gift of a HS train
    and the construction of a station - of tremendous use to Laotians but that man from the floorb is all too ready to cast China in the black.

  • Meekseek
    Meekseek 3 роки тому

    Interesting, but not surprised that this video doesn't allow the top comments to show.

  • Jensen Parr
    Jensen Parr 3 роки тому

    It’s difficult to visit google , Twitter and social media in China but not impossible with VPN

  • Al Quinn
    Al Quinn 3 роки тому +13

    i've been to the "pivot area" -- it's full of old russian women arguing with each other at a bazaar

    • MarkOne
      MarkOne Рік тому

      It's the only warmth they ever feel!

    • Laszlo Kovacs
      Laszlo Kovacs 2 роки тому

      True but also full of resources. Funny comment.

  • Mr. Numi Who
    Mr. Numi Who 3 місяці тому

    The Philosophy for Broader Survival is the best path to 'pan-humanism'.

  • Bernardo Pais
    Bernardo Pais 2 роки тому +7

    When you give a conference, thinking that you are an expert about Geopolitics and let everyone else discover that you´re an expert about nothing!

  • Somnath Choudhari
    Somnath Choudhari 3 роки тому

    😍 🙏 🙏 👍

  • peace no war
    peace no war 2 роки тому

    Sir i need to understand geopolitics in eritrea ( east africa) how was earler and how could be besser do you think ? Thanks

  • Rakesh Kumar
    Rakesh Kumar 3 роки тому +3

    Thank you, Google!

  • Lênin Colares
    Lênin Colares 2 роки тому +5

    Guys like this are killing the field of Geopolitics.

  • DrBaarish
    DrBaarish 3 роки тому +2

    "Talks at Google" in other Words: Bullshit

  • Brett Fafata
    Brett Fafata Рік тому +1

    This video autoplayed for me after I was watching another geopolitics video. I was disappointed. This guy throws out a lot of buzzwords without much substance. Also the left wing political bias is evident.

  • brian marshall
    brian marshall 4 місяці тому


  • mady11995
    mady11995 3 роки тому +15

    This is not geopolitics, geopolitics is generally ethno ambiguous, this man's geopolitics is ethnocentric due to his own biases of intersectionality. Also, Geopolitics doesn't care about the sex of James bond at all.

    • RosyOutlook2
      RosyOutlook2 3 роки тому +2

      Geopolitics is a new world order term and it's actually a cover for eugenics. "politics, esp. international relations, as influenced by geographical factors. the study of politics of this type." ethnos ‘nation.’ Latin ambiguus ‘doubtful’ (from ambigere ‘waver, go around,’ from ambi- ‘both ways’ + agere ‘to drive’ )

  • Dimitris Tsagdis
    Dimitris Tsagdis 3 роки тому +1

    The North Pole sea and/or seabed is not devoid of resources :-)

    • Al Quinn
      Al Quinn 3 роки тому

      "before the end of the decade, we will put a small Russian flag on the undersea surface of the Arctic sea" -- Putin (and they did!)

    • Meekseek
      Meekseek 3 роки тому

      No shit sherlock.

  • Joseph Yang
    Joseph Yang 3 роки тому +7

    Every answer he gives to a question is a non-answer. Disappointing talk.

    • Twanga Eds
      Twanga Eds Місяць тому

      you are sick, extremist this is deeper far from ur understanding. u will be surprised

  • CeBePuH
    CeBePuH 3 роки тому +5

    This poor thing is so afraid to offend someone...

  • Laszlo Kovacs
    Laszlo Kovacs 2 роки тому +2


  • Mr Sexy
    Mr Sexy Рік тому +3

    Well, if planting a flag is all it takes, the the Moon, and Mars belongs to the U.S. Thumps up if you agree :)

  • Bence Babinecz
    Bence Babinecz Рік тому +2

    This has to be the worst introduction into geopolitics. So biased

  • M'sheArt2
    M'sheArt2 3 роки тому +7

    Eugenics new mask and word is Geopolitics, & and Why Big oil Conquered the World.

    • RosyOutlook2
      RosyOutlook2 3 роки тому +2

      M'sheArt2 indeed thanks for the green agenda link.
      I liked these.
      "It's not 2,500 people offering their consensus, I participated in that. Each person who is an author writes one or two pages in conjunction with someone else. They travel around the world several times a year for several years to write it and the summary for policymakers has the input of a handful of scientists, but ultimately, it is written by representatives of governments, and of environmental organizations, each pushing their own agenda." - MIT's Professor of Atmospheric Science Dr. Richard Lindzen on the IPCC report.
      Czech President Klaus stated “It is not fair to refer to the UN panel as a group of scientists. The IPCC is not a scientific institution. It's a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavour. It's neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists, and UN bureaucrats, who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment."

    • RosyOutlook2
      RosyOutlook2 3 роки тому +2

      @Dimitris Tsagdis stick with games kid.

    • Dimitris Tsagdis
      Dimitris Tsagdis 3 роки тому +1

      Check with a dictionary or wikipedia, before you share your wisdom.

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    jtlon1 2 роки тому


  • maruen ahmed baroud
    maruen ahmed baroud 3 роки тому

    yr right,..greetings 2U2,..so wATH,S ALL THERE.?

    ARUNAVA DASGUPTA 4 місяці тому

    Member International Court of justice
    The Netherland s

  • wouldbegood
    wouldbegood 3 роки тому +6

    I'm so sick of these women.

    • nintendo9231889
      nintendo9231889 3 роки тому +1

      @Kerisu the Cynic Opie and Anthony had a skit one tiem, guess if the guy is British or gay. It was the funniest skit.

    • mady11995
      mady11995 3 роки тому +2

      @Kerisu the Cynic don't you get sarcasm?

    • wouldbegood
      wouldbegood 3 роки тому +3

      Oh is that a man? I'm sorry.

    • wouldbegood
      wouldbegood 3 роки тому +1

      Please for the sake of equality can you ask a man to host one of these?

  • Yananne Teoh
    Yananne Teoh 4 місяці тому

    No excuse is needed for the evil of the Vietnam war.' Certainly not to be reminded for the little countries from Cambodia to Malaya . King Shihan'ouk had the freedom to be friends with China. The US bombings from Vietnam to Laos is a geopolitical crime crippling the innocent peasants of SE Asia.
    Good you bring in the indigenous people of the Artic likewise we mmever forget lamenting for the disappearance of the native Americans ---Geo Humanists decry the genocide of the USA and British geopoliticians.

  • Puppy
    Puppy 3 роки тому

    Good job bringing identity politics into geopolitics fucking Google.