The Great Game

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Interest of • Tony Cartalucci
• Sergei Glazyev
• Oxford Analytica

The Great Game is the late 20th century re-statement by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, of Halford Mackinder's "Heartland theory" outlined in his 1904 paper The Geographical Pivot of History. At its most general, it is a time-honoured concept denoting the Strategic rivalry between competing Empires to dominate Central Asia.

The term(s) has its origins in the mid-nineteenth century rivalry between the Russian and British Empires and has remained valid and important as a key concept in the analysis and understanding of British, US and European foreign policies throughout the twentieth century - especially with respect to the two world wars themselves. It remains a valid characterisation of current Anglo/US/NATO efforts to achieve exactly the same goal.

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