Alexander Dugin’s “Foundations of Geopolitics”: A Table of Contents

Foundations of Geopolitics
Table of Contents

From the Editor


The definition of “Geopolitics”
Tellurocracy and Thassalocracy
Geopolitical Teleology
Rimland and “Borderland Regions”
Geopolitics as Destiny


Chapter 1. Friedrich Ratzel. The State as a Spatial Organism.

1.1 Background: The German “Organic School”
1.2 States as Living Organisms
1.3 Raum: The Political Organization of the Soil
1.4 The Law of Expansion
1.5 Weltmacht and the Sea

Chapter 2. Rudolph Kjellen and Friedrich Naumann, “Central Europe”

2.1 Definition of the New Science
2.2 The State as a Life Form and the Interests of Germany
2.3 Towards the Concept of Central Europe

Chapter 3. Halford Mackinder, “The Geographical Pivot of History”

3.1 Scholar and Politician
3.2. The Geographical Pivot of History
3.3. Russia’s Key Position
3.4 Three Geopolitical Periods

Chapter 4. Alfred Mahan, “Sea Power”

4.1 Sea Power
4.2 Sea Civilization = Commercial Civilization
4.3 America’s Conquest of the World, Manifest Destiny

Chapter 5. Vidal de la Blache “France Against Germany”

5.1 The Picture of France’s Geography
5.2 Possibilism
5.3 France for “Sea Power”

Chapter 6. Nicholas Spykman, Revising Mackinder, The Centrality of the Rimland

6.1 Serving America
6.2. Correcting Mackinder
6.3 The Scale of Power Determinations
6.4 The Central Ocean
6.5 Architect of American Victory

Chapter 7. Karl Haushofer “Continental Bloc”

7.1 War and Thought
7.2 New Eurasian Order
7.3 Compromise with Thassalocracy

Chapter 8. Carl Schmitt “Behemoth versus Leviathan”

8.1 The Conservative Revolution
8.2 Nomos of the Earth
8.3 Land and Sea
8.4 Grossraum
8.5 Total War and the Figure of the “Partisan”

Chapter 9. Pyotr Savitsky “Eurasia the Middle Land”

9.1 The Destiny of a Eurasianist
9.2 Russia-Eurasia
9.3 Turan
9.4 Mestorazvitie
9.5 Ideocracy
9.6 USSR and Eurasianism

Chapter 10. Geopolitics as an Instrument of National Policy

10.1 Planetary Dualism is the Basic Law of Geopolitics
10.2 The Geopolitican Cannot Not Be Engaged
10.3 The Destinies of Scholars, The Destines of States


Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. Contemporary Atlanticism

2.1 Spykman’s Followers
2.2 Atlanticists Won the Cold War
2.3 Aerocracy and Aetherocracy
2.4 Two Versions of New Atlanticism
2.5 The Clash of Civilizations: Huntington’s Neo-Atlanticism

Chapter 3. Mondialism

3.1 The Pre-history of Mondialism
3.2 The Theory of Convergence
3.3 The Planetary Victory of the West
3.4 Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History”
3.5 Jacques Attali’s “Geo-economics”
3.6 Professor Santoro’s Post-catastrophic Mondialism

Chapter 4. Applied Geopolitics

4.1 Yves Lacoste’s School of “Inner Geopolitics”
4.2 Electoral “Geopolitics”
4.3 Mediacracy as a “Geopolitical” Factor
4.4 The History of Geopolitics
4.5 “Applied Geopolitics” is not Geopolitics

Chapter 5. The Geopolitics of the European “New Right”

5.1 Europe of a Hundred Flags. Alain de Benoist
5.2 Europe from Vladivostok to Dublin. Jean-François Thiriart
5.3 To Think with Continents. Jordis von Lohausen
5.4 The Eurasian Empire of the End. Jean Pârvulescu
5.5. The Indian Ocean as a Path to World Domination. Robert Steuckers
5.6 Russia + Islam = The Salvation of Europe. Carlo Terraciano

Chapter 6. Neo-Eurasianism

6.1 Eurasian Passionarity. Lev Gumilev
6.2 New Russian Eurasianists
6.3 Towards a New Bipolarity


Chapter 1. Heartland

Chapter 2. The Problem of the Rimland

Chapter 3. Gathering the Empire

Chapter 4. Warm and Cold Seas


Chapter 1. The Necessity of a Radical Alternative

Chapter 2. What are “Russian National Interests”?

2.1 Russians Today Do Not Have a State
2.2 The Concept of “Post-Imperial Legitimacy”
2.3 The Russian People [Narod]: The Center of the Geopolitical Conception

Chapter 3. Russia is Unthinkable without Empire

3.1 The Absence Among Russians of a “Nation-State”
3.2 The Russian People [Narod] of Empire
3.3 The “Regional Power” Pitfall
3.4 Critique of Soviet Statehood
3.5 Critique of Czarist Statehood
3.6 Towards a New Eurasian Empire

Chapter 4. Repartition of the World

4.1 Land and Sea. Common Enemy
4.2 The Western Axis: Moscow-Berlin. European Empire and Eurasia
4.3 The Moscow-Tokyo Axis. A Pan-Asiatic Project. Towards a Eurasian
Trilateral Commission
4.4 The Moscow-Tehran Axis. Central Asian Empire. A Pan-Arabian Project.
4.5 Empire of Many Empires

Chapter 5. Russia’s Destiny in an Imperial Eurasia

5.1 Geopolitical Magic for National Purposes
5.2 Russian Nationalism. Ethnic Demography and Empire
5.3 The Russian Question after the Coming Victory

Chapter 6. Military Aspects of Empire

6.1 The Priority of Nuclear and Intercontinental Potential
6.2 What Military Power Does Great Russia Require?

Chapter 7. Technology and Resources

7.1 Technological Deficit
7.2 Russian Resources

Chapter 8. Economic Aspects of the “New Empire”

8.1 “Third-Way” Economics
8.2 Economic Regionalism

Chapter 9. Conclusion


Chapter 1. Topic and Method

1.1 Russia’s Internal Geopolitics Depends on its Planetary Function
1.2 Internal Geopolitics and Military Doctrine
1.3 Center and Periphery
1.4 Internal Axes (“Geopolitical Rays”)

Chapter 2. The Path to the North

2.1 Model of Analysis
2.2 The Geopolitical Character of the Russian Arctic
2.3 North + North
2.4 North + Center
2.5 The Finnish Question
2.6 North and Non-North
2.7 Summary

Chapter 3. The Challenge of the East

3.1 “The Internal East” (The Scope of the Concept)
3.2 The “Russian Siberia” Belt (Structure)
3.3. Positional Battle for Lenaland
3.4 The Capital of Siberia

Chapter 4. The New Geopolitical Order of the South

4.1 “The New Geopolitical Order” of the South
4.2 Zones and Border-zones [borderlands]
4.3 Balkans
4.4 The Problem of a Sovereign Ukraine
4.5 Between the Black Sea and the Caspian
4.6 The New Geopolitical Order in Central Asia
4.7 The Fall of China
4.8 From the Balkans to Manchuria

Chapter 5. The Threat of the West

5.1 Two Wests
5.2 To Destroy the Cordon Sanitaire
5.3 Baltic Federation
5.4 Catholics-Slavs are part of Central Europe
5.5 Unification of Belorussia and Great Russia
5.6 The Geopolitical Decomposition of Ukraine
5.7 Romania and Moldova: Integration Under Which Sign?
5.8 Condition: Soil, Not Blood.


Chapter 1. The Geopolitics of Orthodoxy

1.1 The East and West of the Christian Ecumene
1.2 Post-Byzantine Orthodoxy
1.3 The Petersburg Period
1.4 National Liberation of Orthodox Peoples
1.5 Megale Idea
1.6 “The Mark”
1.7 Greater Romania
1.8 Greater Bulgaria
1.9 Orthodox Albania
1.10 The Geopolitical Lobby in Orthodox Countries
1.11 Russian Orthodoxy. Church and Councils
1.12 Summary

Chapter 2. State and Territory

2.1 The Three Most Important Geopolitical Categories
2.2 Regionalism of Left and Right
2.3 New Big Space: Mondialism or Empire?
2.4 The Geopolitics of Russia

Chapter 3. Geopolitical Problems of the Near Abroad

3.1 The Laws of Big Space
3.2 Pax Americana and the Geopolitics of Mondialism
3.3 The Paradox of Russia
3.4 Russia Remains “The Pivot of History”
3.5 Mitteleuropa and the European Empire
3.6 Germany is the Heart of Europe
3.7 “To Join With Europe”
3.8 The Borders of “Freedom” and Lost Advantages
3.9 “Cordon Sanitaire”
3.10 From Province to Colony
3.11 Asia Faces a Choice
3.12 The Continental Prospects of “Islamic Revolution”
3.13 The Pitfall of “Pan-Turkism”
3.14 Petrodollars and Mondialism
3.15 A Minimum of Two Poles, Or… Death

Chapter 4. The Prospect of Civil War

4.1 National Interests and the Mondialist Lobby
4.2 Variants of the Distribution of Power
4.3 Results of the Analysis

Chapter 5. The Geopolitics of the Yugoslavian Conflict

5.1 The Symbolism of Yugoslavia
5.2 Three European Powers
5.3 The Truth of the Croats
5.4 The Truth of the Serbs
5.5 The Truth of Yugoslavian Muslims
5.6 The Truth of Macedonians
5.7 Priorities of the Yugoslavian War
5.8 Serbia is Russia

Chapter 6. From Sacred Geography to Geopolitics

6.1 Geopolitics is an “Intermediary” Science
6.2 Land and Sea
6.3 Symbolism of Landscape
6.4 East and West in Sacred Geography
6.5 East and West in Contemporary Geopolitics
6.6 The Sacred North and Sacred South
6.7 People of the North
6.8 People of the South
6.9 North and South in the East and West
6.10 From Continents to Meta-Continents
6.11 The Illusion of the “Rich North”
6.12 The Paradox of the “Third World”
6.13 The Role of the “Second World”
6.14 The Project of the “Resurrection of the North”


[Includes among the previously mentioned authors Dugin’s “The Rest Against the West”]


1.1 There Are Only Two Civilizational Elements
1.2 The Concreteness of the Universal Flood
1.3 An Element Lost From Sight
1.4 Icon and Land
1.5 Absolute Amicus et Hostis: Portraits in Time and Space
1.6 The Nomos of Fire

3 thoughts on “Alexander Dugin’s “Foundations of Geopolitics”: A Table of Contents”

  1. Would you be able to translate the entire book, as I have been unable to find an English language copy, except a machine-translated version, completely unreadable.

  2. Greetings, Prof. Millerman.

    I have enjoyed your podcasts on Dugin. I have read 4PT, Intro to Eurasianism, War of World Island, and am currently reading his English translation Heidegger New Beginning.

    I recently came across your website and have found it helpful. Keep up the good work.

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