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The Return of Marco Polo's World by Robert D. Kaplan

The Return of Marco Polo’s World

The Return of Marco Polo's World by Robert D. Kaplan
Mar 06, 2018 | 288 Pages
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Advance praise for The Return of Marco Polo’s World

“When it comes to geopolitics and the analysis of world affairs, Robert D. Kaplan is the best in the business. These essays are not only astonishing in their breadth, depth and range, but beautifully crafted and accessible.”—John Bew, professor at the war studies department, King’s College London, author of Realpolitik: A History and Castlereagh: A Life
“A characteristically thoughtful and provocative collection of essays from Robert D. Kaplan, born of his own Marco Polo–like wanderings and rich grasp of history. Elegant and compelling, these prescient pieces are a valuable guide to the endlessly complicated geopolitics of Eurasia, and what it all means for Americans in the decades ahead.”—Ambassador William J. Burns, president, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former deputy secretary of state
“Robert D. Kaplan has long been one of the most unrelenting realistic commentators on the rough, mean, conflictual world disorder that has evolved since the Cold War. This compelling collection of essays on prospects for war and peace distills his insights on a wide range of crucial issues, events, and personalities. He provides a compelling antidote to the facile optimists in the ethnocentric western intelligentsia. Read it with a stiff drink in hand, but be ready to be excited.”—Richard K. Betts, director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University
“Robert D. Kaplan has been one of America’s most reliable guides through the rapidly changing maze of global politics. The Return of Marco Polo’s World brings together some of the best of his most recent writings on the treacherous strategic landscape through which our leaders will have to navigate in the coming years. This book needs to be on the bedside table—not on the coffee table—of every member of Congress and senior national security official in our government.”—Michael Desch, director of the Notre Dame International Security Center
“Offering a refreshingly realist perspective in a turbulent time, Robert D. Kaplan’s collection brilliantly illustrates the costs of war and underscores the urgent need for U.S. diplomatic deftness to preserve stability within an increasingly interconnected global order. The Return of Marco Polo’s World is an invaluable resource for U.S. policy makers and members of the general public seeking to learn from history and a solid basis for sound American foreign policy.”—Ambassador Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
“Robert D. Kaplan has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best thinkers on international affairs. This collection of essays confirms his uncanny ability to anticipate world-changing trends. A must read.”—Moisés Naím, distinguished fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and author of The End of Power

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