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These 4 Maps Show The Geopolitical Hotspots Of 2017 – ValueWalk

Many people do not have a full understanding of the intricate relationship between geography and power. The way that governments and economies in a large, vast land like Russia is going to vary greatly from a land like China, which is more ocean locked and thus limited by this in terms of expansion and aggression. Lastly, the other geographical hotspot for 2017 that is covered is the controversial Middle East, which could largely influence Europe’s future.

Key Takeaways:

  • In geopolitics, a deep understanding of geography and power allows you to do two things. First, it helps you comprehend the forces that will shape international politics and how they will do so.
  • This makes maps a vital part of our work, here at This Week in Geopolitics (subscribe here). So we have decided to showcase some of the best maps our graphics team (TJ Lensing and Jay Dowd) made in 2016.
  • These four maps help explain the foundations of what will be the most important geopolitical developments of 2017.

“In geopolitics, a deep understanding of geography and power allows you to do two things. First, it helps you comprehend the forces that will shape international politics and how they will do so. Second, it helps you distinguish what is important from what isn’t.”

https://www.valuewalk.com/2017/01/4-maps-show-geopolitical-hotspots-2017/