Monsoon

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - 652 pages
For much of the twentieth century, Europe dominated global attention. Two world wars were won and lost on its battle fields, and the great ideological struggles of the Cold War were played out in its cities. The Atlantic Ocean was the locus of international power. This is no longer the case, as bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan deftly proves in Monsoon. He shows how the rise of India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma and Oman, among others, represents a crucial shift in the global balance of power. It is in 'Monsoon Asia' that the fight for democracy, energy independence and religious freedom will be lost or won. It is here that European interests are being replaced by Chinese and Indian influences, and where the often tense dialogue is taking place between Islam and the West. It is towards this region that global powers need to shift their focus if they are to remain dominant in the new century.
 

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

An interesting analysis of how the whole region straddled by the Indian Ocean and home to nearly 25% of humanity (50% if you include china) will evolve vis a vis the ascendary of the two primary ... Read full review

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User Review  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This interesting book is several things: part travelogue, part history, part geo-politics and geo-economics. And, the author puts it all together in an informative and engaging way. India, China and ... Read full review

Contents

CHINA EXPANDS VERTICALLY INDIA
4
OMAN IS EVERYWHERE
30
CURZONS FRONTIERS
49
LANDS OF INDIA
73
BALUCHISTAN AND SINDH
106
THE TROUBLED RISE OF GUJARAT
154
THE VIEW FROM DELHI
194
BANGLADESH
221
BURMA
348
INDONESIAS TROPICAL ISLAM
394
THE HEART OF MARITIME ASIA
427
CHINAS TWOOCEAN STRATEGY?
454
UNITY AND ANARCHY
484
ZANZIBAR
504
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
533
NOTES
546

KOLKATA
253
OF STRATEGY AND BEAUTY
294
SRI LANKA
312
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
583
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Journalist Robert D. Kaplan is a contributing editor The Atlantic Monthly. He has traveled extensively, and his journeys through Yugoslavia and America have produced, respectively, Balkan Ghosts (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and An Empire Wilderness. Kapan is also the author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power (Random House, 2010) and The Revenge of Geography (Random House, 2012) Kaplan has lectured at the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, major universities, the CIA, and business forums.

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