Geopolitics is a way to study foreign policy to understand, explain, and predict international behavior through geographical variables. These include, area studies, climate, topography, demography, natural resources, and applied science being evaluated. Geopolitics focuses on political power, territorial waters, land territory in correlation with diplomatic history. Topics of geopolitics include relations between the interests of international political actors, interests focused to an area, space, geographyical elements, by showing their political/idealogical functions for great powers during and after the age of imperialism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/geopolitics
In 2014 geopoliticals rivalries have stormed back to center stage, whether Russian forces seizing Crimea or China making an aggressive claims to coastal waters, Japan increasing assertive strategy of it’s own, Iran trying to use alliances with Syria to dominate the middle east old fashion power plays are back.
The United States and the EU would rather focus on instead of a world order and global governance, the US and EU policy has to shift relations from zero sums to win-win ones. As the atmosphere turns dark, the task of promoting and maintaining world order grows more daunting.
China, Iran, and Russia never bought into geopolitics, they are making increasingly forceful attempts to over turn it, that process will not be peaceful and whether or not the revisionists succeed, their efforts have already shaken the balance of power.
We will have to keep an eye on the direction of this political idealogical, no matter which direction it goes it will effect all of us.