Definition of geopolitical in English:

geopolitical

Line breaks: geo|pol¦it¦ical
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːə(ʊ)pəˈlɪtɪk(ə)l
 
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adjective

Relating to politics, especially international relations, as influenced by geographical factors.
More example sentences
  • A variety of economic and geopolitical factors are causing a noticeable convergence of French and German positions.
  • Involved in the rail deal are important geopolitical relations.
  • All of this unfolds within the context of a worldwide struggle by the great powers for economic influence and geopolitical power.

Derivatives

geopolitically

Pronunciation: /-pəˈlɪtɪk(ə)li/
adverb
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  • How destabilising could it be geopolitically, if grain prices were really affected and rose very high?
  • As we discussed in previous weeks, scandals become geopolitically significant when they affect the ability of the president to conduct foreign policy.
  • It will soon lead to military intervention in the name of righting wrong, in geopolitically specific places.

geopolitician

Pronunciation: /-ˈtɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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  • The national interest is too important to leave solely to the geopoliticians.
  • Fettweis apparently believes that anyone who looks at international relations through a geographical lens is a ‘geopolitician.’
  • The geopoliticians concluded that stable order could not be expected, only an everlasting struggle.

geopolitics [treated as singular or plural]

Pronunciation: /-ˈpɒlɪtɪks/
noun
More example sentences
  • In the polarized world of the late 1970s, reactions to the Tanzanian and Vietnamese interventions were conditioned by cold war geopolitics.
  • In geopolitics, possession-by-domination is nine-tenths of the law; demography is political destiny.
  • For now, since geopolitics is the contemporary form of fortune telling, this is nothing but wishful thinking.

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