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The Return Of Marco Polo's World - Robert D. Kaplan

The Return Of Marco Polo's World

Paperback Published: 21st May 2019
ISBN: 9780812986617
Number Of Pages: 272

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A bracing assessment of U.S. foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and The Coming Anarchy
 
“[Kaplan] has emerged not only as an eloquent defender of foreign-policy realism but as a grand strategist to whom the Pentagon turns for a tour d’horizon.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
In the late thirteenth century, Marco Polo began a decades-long trek from Venice to China along the trade route between Europe and Asia known as the Silk Road—a foundation of Kublai Khan’s sprawling empire. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the Chinese regime has proposed a land-and-maritime Silk Road that duplicates exactly the route Marco Polo traveled.
 
Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, Robert D. Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America’s role in a turbulent world that encompasses the Chinese challenge. From Kaplan’s immediate thoughts on President Trump to a frank examination of what will happen in the event of war with North Korea, these essays are a vigorous reckoning with the difficult choices the United States will face in the years ahead.

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan is widely regarded as one of America's leading travel writers and is also a highly influential writer on foreign affairs. He is the author of Balkan Ghosts, a landmark international bestseller translated into a dozen languages, The Ends of the Earth, and Eastward to Tartary, among other bestselling books.

Industry Reviews

Elegant and humane . . . [a] prophecy from an observer with a depressingly accurate record of predictions.
;—Bret Stephens, The New York Times Book Review

“These essays constitute a truly pathbreaking, brilliant synthesis and analysis of geographic, political, technological, and economic trends with far-reaching consequences. The Return of Marco Polo’s World is another work by Robert D. Kaplan that will be regarded as a classic.
—General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)

“Thoughtful, unsettling, but not apocalyptic analyses of world affairs flow steadily off the presses, and this is a superior example. . . . Presented with enough verve and insight to tempt readers to set it aside to reread in a few years.
Kirkus Review (starred review)

“An astute, powerfully stated, and bracing presentation.
Booklist

 
“This volume compiles sixteen major essays on America’s foreign policy from national security commentator Kaplan. . . . An overview of thoughtful, multilayered positions and perspectives evolving through changing circumstances.
Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 9780812986617
ISBN-10: 081298661X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st May 2019
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.22

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