What is Geopolitics?

Geopolitics is the study of how human and physical geographical features affect politics and international relations. (Wiki article)

Spheres of Influence Today - Wiki

Cold War - 1959 - Wiki

World Systems Theory
Core and Periphery Countries (Wiki)

World Systems Theory

International Organizations

UN member state admissions, 1945-2018
(Espace mondiale SciencesPo)

World Trading Blocs

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World101: What is the Liberal World Order? (7:55)

from the Council on Foreign Relations

WonderWhy: Geopolitical Tour of the world in 2020 (18:16)

Global Shift: The consequences of globalization, free trade and outsourcing (4:23)

VOX: China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade (5:58)

World101: Sovereignty Explained (4:40)

WonderWhy: The Most Complex International Borders in the World Part 1 - 2013 (11:53)

Part 2 - 2014 (9:11)
Part 3 - 2017 (12:05)

Democracy & Freedom

Systems of Government
ChartsBin | Wiki List

Democracy Index
(Economist Intelligence Unit)

Freedom House - Index of Freedom

World Press Freedom
Reporters Without Borders

Economic Freedom (Fraser Institute)

Geopolitical Hotspots around the Globe

Egypt's Dam Problem - Geopolitics of the Nile (Wendover 17:05)

VOX: The Middle East's Cold War Explained (10:18)

WonderWhy: The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier - Cyprus Dispute Explained (11:46)

WonderWhy: The Break-up of Yugoslavia (16:49)

Understanding Canada's legal claim to the Northwest Passage (CBC News 7:59)

The Scramble for Africa

VC3: A Brief History of The Scramble For Africa (10:33)

Atlas Pro: The Problem With Africa's Borders (14:16)

The Economist: The New Scramble for Africa (4:10)

Wendover: How Africa is becoming China's China (10:47)


VOX: How America became a Superpower (8:55)

Global Index: Which country will be the next Superpower? (9:42)

Cooper Academy: China Is Quietly Becoming The New Superpower (10:35)

DW: The New Silk Road (42:25) | Part 2

Military Spending ($value and %GDP) VisualCapitalist


Potential Superpowers

Global Superpower Rankings
(US News)

Israel & Palestine

VOX: Israel Settlements Explained (8:05)

cpac: Israel's Shifting Borders (2:12)

AlJazeera: Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation