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The Resource The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan

The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan

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The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century
Title
The return of Marco Polo's world
Title remainder
war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century
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Robert D. Kaplan
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eng
Summary
  • "A bracing assessment of U.S. foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades, anchored by a major new Pentagon-commissioned essay about changing power dynamics among China, Eurasia, and America--from the renowned geopolitical analyst and bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and The Coming Anarchy. In the late thirteenth century, Marco Polo began a decades-long trek from Venice to China. The strength of that Silk Road--the trade route between Europe and Asia--was 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. In the major lead essay, recently released by the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, Robert D. Kaplan lays out a blueprint of the world's changing power politics that recalls the late thirteenth century. As Europe fractures from changes in culture and migration, Eurasia coheres into a single conflict system. China is constructing a land bridge to Europe. Iran and India are trying to link the oil fields of Central Asia to the Indian Ocean. America's ability to influence the power balance in Eurasia is declining. This is Kaplan's first collection of essays since his classic The Coming Anarchy was published in 2000. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, as well as encounters with preeminent realist thinkers, Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America's role in a turbulent world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests and American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of power via a strong navy; and more. From Kaplan's immediate thoughts on President Trump ("On Foreign Policy, Donald Trump Is No Realist," 2016) to a frank examination of what will happen in the event of war with North Korea ("When North Korea Falls," 2006), The Return of Marco Polo's World is a vigorous and honest reckoning with the difficult choices the United States will face in the years ahead. "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.)"--
  • "Drawing on decades of first-hand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, Robert D. Kaplan makes a powerful, clear-eyed case for what timeless principles should shape America's role in the world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests versus American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of military power via a strong navy; and more"--
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1952-
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Kaplan, Robert D.
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.K39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • World politics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • Democracy
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military policy
  • World politics
  • United States
  • Democracy
  • World politics
  • United States
  • United States
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The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Iraq: the counterfactual game
  • The wounded home front
  • No greater honor
  • Thinkers
  • In defense of Henry Kissinger
  • Samuel Huntington: looking the world in the eye
  • Why John Mearshimer is right (about some things)
  • Reflections
  • On foreign policy, Donald Trump is no realist
  • The post-imperial moment
  • Strategy
  • Fated to lead
  • The great danger of a new utopianism
  • Marco Polo redux
  • Traveling China's new Silk Road
  • The return of Marco Polo's world and the U.S. military response
  • The art of avoiding war
  • The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy
  • Elegant decline: the Navy's rising importance
  • when North Korea falls
  • War and its costs
  • Rereading Vietnam
Control code
ocn992390336
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780812996791
Lccn
2018005845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992390336
Label
The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Iraq: the counterfactual game
  • The wounded home front
  • No greater honor
  • Thinkers
  • In defense of Henry Kissinger
  • Samuel Huntington: looking the world in the eye
  • Why John Mearshimer is right (about some things)
  • Reflections
  • On foreign policy, Donald Trump is no realist
  • The post-imperial moment
  • Strategy
  • Fated to lead
  • The great danger of a new utopianism
  • Marco Polo redux
  • Traveling China's new Silk Road
  • The return of Marco Polo's world and the U.S. military response
  • The art of avoiding war
  • The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy
  • Elegant decline: the Navy's rising importance
  • when North Korea falls
  • War and its costs
  • Rereading Vietnam
Control code
ocn992390336
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780812996791
Lccn
2018005845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992390336

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