His latest book reveals how the Great Game of the 19th Century was a struggle to control the Eurasian Plains, that meant control of the dominant littoral states that held Ottoman rule.
To capture McKinder's Heartland, Britain and the U.S. fielded civilian Arabist's. This is their story. . .
John Batchelor Interview with Dr. Hugh Wilford http://johnbatchelorshow.com/podcasts/51715-jbs-author-americas-great-game-cia’s-secret-arabists-and-shaping-modern-middle-east
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