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Read online The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War From the bestselling author of b Balkan Ghosts b and b The Ends of the Earth b comes a fascinating new book on the imminent global chaos that is as brilliant as it is necessary as original as it is controversial .

The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated Environmental degradation is causing the rampant spread of famine and disease and a rising number of nations are being torn by violent wars of fierce tribalism and trenchant regionalism Our newest democracies such as Russia and Venezuela are bloody maelstroms of violence and crime while America is beset with an alarmingly high number of apathetic citizens content to concern themselves with matters of entertainment and convenience Bold erudite and profoundly important b The Coming Anarchy b is a compelling must read by one of today s most penetrating writers and provocative minds .

Analytically daring Informed by a rock solid unwavering realism and an utter absence of sentimentality Kaplan is a knowledgeable and forceful polemicist who mixes the attributes of journalist and visionary i The New York Times .

i Ambitiously eclectic Kaplan is one of America s most engaging writers on contemporary international affairs i The New York Times Book Review i by Robert D. Kaplan

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The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War
Title:The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Politics, Non fiction, History, International relations, Travel
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The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy, The Revenge Of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War, Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond
A fascinating unprecedented first hand look at the soldiers on the front lines on the Global War on Terror Plunging deep into midst of some of the hottest conflicts on the globe Robert D Kaplan takes us through mud and jungle desert and dirt to the men and women on the ground who are leading the charge against threats to American security These soldiers fighting in thick Colombian jungles or on dusty Afghani plains are the forefront of the new American foreign policy a policy being implemented one soldier at a time As Kaplan brings us inside their thoughts feelings and operations these modern grunts provide insight and understanding into the War on Terror bringing the war which sometimes seems so distant vividly to life, From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia Bosnia and Croatia the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by i The New York Times i and greeted with critical acclaim as the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date i The Boston Globe i Kaplan s prescient enthralling and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic br br This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l and beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power, b b NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY i FINANCIAL TIMES br i b br From Robert D Kaplan named one of the world s Top Global Thinkers by i Foreign Policy i magazine comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict b br br Over the last decade the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia With oil reserves of several billion barrels an estimated nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas and several centuries worth of competing territorial claims the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future br br In i Asia s Cauldron i Robert D Kaplan offers up a vivid snapshot of the nations surrounding the South China Sea the conflicts brewing in the region at the dawn of the twenty first century and their implications for global peace and stability One of the world s most perceptive foreign policy experts Kaplan interprets America s interests in Asia in the context of an increasingly assertive China He explains how the region s unique geography fosters the growth of navies but also impedes aggression And he draws a striking parallel between China s quest for hegemony in the South China Sea and the United States imperial adventure in the Caribbean more than a century ago br br To understand the future of conflict in East Asia Kaplan argues one must understand the goals and motivations of its leaders and its people Part travelogue part geopolitical primer i Asia s Cauldron i takes us on a journey through the region s boom cities and ramshackle slums from Vietnam where the superfueled capitalism of the erstwhile colonial capital Saigon inspires the geostrategic pretensions of the official seat of government in Hanoi to Malaysia where a unique mix of authoritarian Islam and Western style consumerism creates quite possibly the ultimate postmodern society and from Singapore whose benevolent autocracy helped foster an economic miracle to the Philippines where a different brand of authoritarianism under Ferdinand Marcos led not to economic growth but to decades of corruption and crime br br At a time when every day s news seems to contain some new story large or small that directly relates to conflicts over the South China Sea i Asia s Cauldron i is an indispensable guide to a corner of the globe that will affect all of our lives for years to come br br b Praise for i Asia s Cauldron i b br b b br i Asia s Cauldron i is a short book with a powerful thesis and it stands out for its clarity and good sense If you are doing business in China traveling in Southeast Asia or just obsessing about geopolitics you will want to read it b i The New York Times Book Review i b br br Kaplan has established himself as one of our most consequential geopolitical thinkers i Asia s Cauldron i is part treatise on geopolitics part travel narrative Indeed he writes in the tradition of the great travel writers b i The Weekly Standard i b br br Kaplan s fascinating book is a welcome challenge to the pessimists who see only trouble in China s rise and the hawks who view it as malign b i The Economist i b br br Muscular deeply knowledgeable Kaplan is an ultra realist who takes a non moralistic stance on questions of power and diplomacy b i Financial Times i b, In b Warrior Politics b the esteemed journalist and analyst Robert D Kaplan explores the wisdom of the ages for answers for today s leaders While the modern world may seem more complex and dangerous than ever before Kaplan writes from a deeper historical perspective to reveal how little things actually change Indeed as Kaplan shows us we can look to history s most influential thinkers who would have understood and known how to navigate today s dangerous political waters br br Drawing on the timeless work of Sun Tzu Thucydides Machiavelli Hobbes among others Kaplan argues that in a world of unstable states and an uncertain future it is increasingly imperative to wrest from the past what we need to arm ourselves for the road ahead Wide ranging and accessible b Warrior Politics b is a bracing book with an increasingly important message that challenges readers to see the world as it is not as they would like it to be