- the study or the application of the influence of political and economic geography on the politics, national power, foreign policy, etc., of a state.
- the combination of geographic and political factors influencing or delineating a country or region.
- a national policy based on the interrelation of politics and geography.
- a Nazi doctrine that a combination of political, geographic, historical, racial, and economic factors substantiated Germany's right to expand its borders and control various strategic land masses and natural resources.
Origin of geopolitics
Examples from the Web for geopolitical
The academic, historic, and geopolitical nonsense that Khomeinism equals Iran has lasted long enough.The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most
November 22, 2014
These moral and strategic assumptions continued into the Bush 43 era even as the geopolitical landscape shifted.How Obama's Shallow Worldview Failed Us
August 29, 2014
Ever since, the Saudis have seen the Brotherhood as both a domestic and geopolitical threat to the monarchy.The Middle East Cold War and U.S.
August 20, 2014
Our commonwealth neighbor to the north also had its own geopolitical motives for turning out at the box office.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat
August 10, 2014
Unsurprisingly, ordinary apolitical Iraqi Christians care little for geopolitical games.Iraq’s Christians See Putin As Savior
June 29, 2014
Numerous articles dealing with geopolitical and political economic issues.
His allies were as disenchanted with his growing paranoia and geopolitical sado-masochism.
- of or relating to geopolitics; involving geographical and political elements
- (functioning as singular) the study of the effect of geographical factors on politics, esp international politics; political geography
- (functioning as plural) the combination of geographical and political factors affecting a country or area
- (functioning as plural) politics as they affect the whole world; global politics
Word Origin and History for geopolitical
1902, translating Swedish geopolitisk, used in 1900 by Swedish political scientist Rudolf Kjellén (1864-1922); from geo- + politisk "political." Related: Geopolitics (1903).