http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4862&print=1People and ideas influence events, but geography largely determines them, now more than ever. To understand the coming struggles, it’s time to dust off the Victorian thinkers who knew the physical world best. A journalist who has covered the ends of the Earth offers a guide to the relief map—and a primer on the next phase of conflict.
A good article on the issue of geography and the nation states. Some points are quite pertinent. Specifically about the geography of our artificial neighbors in our region.