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The term geopolitics suggests an interdisciplinary approach, primarily combining geography and politics—the ways in which geographical characteristics interact with political forces and processes. However, the scope of geopolitics is not limited to these two fields. It encompasses cartography, demography, and economics as well as security and military policy studies, in particular. While geopolitical analyses focusing on single-country cases or on specific regions of the world have been attempted, grand theorization of global politics has been the claim to fame and notoriety for geopolitics. It lays an emphasis on state borders, resources, populations and migration flows, and other territorial features and their impact on politics and policies. Further, as geographic features are tangible and observable and as they can be treated as constants in the study ...

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