Chief Editor's Note:The Humanist Geopolitics

Editor-in-Chief Lecture



Because of some theories which emphasize on the explanation of the relation between geographical space and power in the direction of control and domination of the world by the great powers, geopolitics was accused that domination seeking behavior of the power is justified by it, and it helps to development of dispute and war, and basically geopolitics is a knowledge which is used by the owners of political power. Perhaps for this reason, somebody believes that geopolitics is an applied knowledge in nature. Also somebody believes that geopolitics is guilty in appearance of the first and second world wars, so they challenge the traditional geopolitics, especially its negative dimension as the imperialist geopolitics. Appearance of the other approaches such as Critical geopolitics, Environmental geopolitics and anti-geopolitics can be evaluated in this direction.