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General Vandam: the forgotten founder of Russian geopolitics

Sergey Ponamarev

The works of Carl von Clausewitz, Helmuth von Moltke, and Alfred Thayer Mahan are acknowledged as the founders of the science of “geopolitics,” which took its first conscious steps at the turn of the 19th century. However, those who tried during the same period to create a basis for the future science in Russia have been forgotten. One of these forgotten authors is the Russian general Aleksey Vandam (né Edrikhin).

General Vandam: the forgotten founder of Russian geopolitics (full text)


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