As mentioned before Mearsheimer was all about pursuing power but for Mackinder he believes that there is no reason to be pursuing power in order for it to be in between states. Therefore, in my opinion I believe that there really aren’t any connections in between the authors. The two authors, Du Bois and Mackinder, both had different views on international relations than what Mearsheimer had in mind. But for Mackinder and Mearsheimer they both had power in common but different views on them as one thought that it is an important thing among the states whereas the other one thought that there really isn’t any point in it.

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