Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan (E–pub READ) ´ Robert D. Kaplan


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  • Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan
  • Robert D. Kaplan
  • English
  • 02 April 2018
  • 9781400067466

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Read & Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Robert D. Kaplan Robert D. Kaplan Ý 9 Read characters Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan  On the world maps common in America the Indian Ocean all but disappears The Western Hemisphere lies front and center while the Indian Ocean region is relegated to the edges split up along the maps’ outer reaches This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now departed twentieth century for it was in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters that the great wars of that era were lost and won Thus many Americans are barely aware of the Indian Ocean at allBut in the twenty first century this will fundamentally change In Monsoon a pivotal examination of the Indian Ocean region and the countries known as “Monsoon Asia” bestselling author Robert D Kaplan deftly shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power in the twenty first century Like the monsoon itself a cyclical weather system that is both destructive and essential for growth and prosperity the rise of these countries including India Pakistan China Indonesia Burma Oman Sri. This in intended to be a slightly useful review than my first pass belowKaplan presents a survey of the Indian Ocean littoral from Oman to Zanzibar moving clockwise about the Sea in conscious imitation of the ancient periplous which were descriptions of the Mediterranean originally as seen from the side of a ship moving clockwise around the Sea from the Straits of Gibraltar and back round again Kaplan focuses on the geographical aspects very much attuned to the relations between geography and history a la Braudel on the historical background of the Indian Ocean littoral from the Arabs the Mughals the Portugese up to modern times and the geopolitical aspects of this profoundly important regionKaplan s contention is that the Indian Ocean is about to replace the North Atlantic as the heart or center of the geopolitical realities of the 21st century The reason for this is the rise of India which is an Indian Ocean entity in large part and the rise of China whose energy needs given that China is literally walled in by the First Island Chain of US Allies Korea Japan Taiwan Phillippines will have to be satisfied by tankers that need to negotiate the Straits of Malacca among other sea lanes Moreover just as the Indian Ocean of the 13th 17th centuries was a circle without a center and without a geopolitical or power center but a broadly diffused series of trading networks that produced of necessity a uniue medieval cosmopolitanism and notably an Islamic medieval cosmopolitanism so Kaplan thinks the Indian Ocean of the coming years is set to play a similar roleHis account of a non arabic Islam expressed by al Jazeera at its best is uite fascinating and persuasiveThe key of course is that the US play its role of elegant decline and not teeter off into the blood drenched fantasies of the Neoconservatives and their ilk and that China s nationalists of course whom Mark Leonard calls the neocomms are also kept in check Kaplan supported the Bush War in Ira but has evolved and frankly calls his earlier support a mistake The book also contains an important admixture of travelogue thoroughly integrated with the larger themes as Kaplan describes the actual tour that he took about the Indian Ocean and it is beautifully written almost hauntingly in places In addition to Oman there is much on Pakistan India Bangladesh Burma Indonesia with a final chapter on Zanzibar One of the most interesting chapters is number 15 on Chinese naval policyA thoroughly impressive and important book and a delight to read I can t recommend it highly enough Consider this a six star reviewThis is a stunning book Rich with travel observation geopolitical strategy poetry and vision both from above and from within Kaplan s tour of the Indian Ocean and the revival of the Muslim Hindic trading world emporium of the pre Portugese and Western entry symbolized by a rising China in the East and an America that one hopes will sanely play its role of elegant decline and by Al Jazeera reading this book is to hear the tectonic plates of history moving in our times

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Read & Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Robert D. Kaplan Robert D. Kaplan Ý 9 Read characters Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan Lanka Bangladesh and Tanzania represents a shift in the global balance that cannot be ignored The Indian Ocean area will be the true nexus of world power and conflict in the coming years It is here that the fight for democracy energy independence and religious freedom will be lost or won and it is here that American foreign policy must concentrate if America is to remain dominant in an ever changing world From the Horn of Africa to the Indonesian archipelago and beyond Monsoon explores the multilayered world behind the headlines Kaplan offers riveting insights into the economic and naval strategies of China and India and how they will affect US interests He provides an on the ground perspective on the volatile countries in the region plagued by weak infrastructures and young populations tempted by extremism This in one of the most nuclearized areas of the world is a dangerous mixThe map of this fascinating region contains multitudes Here lies the e. Most of the political economy books are very boring 300 pages to prove a point that can be explained in 5 pages are the standard I remember FZakaria s The Post American World was so boring I had to put it away after 50 pages Hence I took a gamble by picking up Monsoon and it proved to be the black swan 300 pages of entertaining and informative study of the geo political situation in countries surrouding the Indian oceanThis book is a study that takes the reader on a journey through a thriving region alive with desire for the future We see Oman Pakistan India Bangladesh Birma Indonesia and Zanzibar through the eyes of RK who has visited all countries something not all political commentators do and understand their role in the Big Game for world power in which US and China are creeping ever closer Complemented by historical background those Portuguese were ruthless this book writes a full picture which is not two dimensional but at least 100 dimensional with local historical geopolitical and economic factors to take into consideration Even though this book is not travel literature RK perfectly shows what intellectual baggage a traveler in the Indian ocean reuires in order to understand his surroundings I love it Every chapter increased my desire to book a ticket to one of those countries and go and explore myselfI was afraid for a disturbing American focus but this is absolutely not the case US and China are active in this region to secure their oil and gas supply All countries are thus measured by their allegiance to China or US This is understandable because this Game for world power is what keeps geopolitical analysts busy and it is the reason they pick up this book The only thing I don t understand is that in other languages the subtitle is changed from the future of American power to the future of World power Anyway I ll be booking my ticket shortly

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Read & Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Robert D. Kaplan Robert D. Kaplan Ý 9 Read characters Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan Ntire arc of Islam from the Sahara Desert to the Indonesian archipelago and it is here that the political future of Islam will most likely be determined Here is where the five hundred year reign of Western power is slowly being replaced by the influence of indigenous nations especially India and China and where a tense dialogue is taking place between Islam and the United States  With Kaplan’s incisive mix of policy analysis travel reportage sharp historical perspective and fluid writing Monsoon offers a thought provoking exploration of the Indian Ocean as a strategic and demographic hub and an in depth look at the issues that are most pressing for American interests both at home and abroad Exposing the effects of explosive population growth climate change and extremist politics on this unstable region and how they will affect our own interests Monsoon is a brilliant important work about an area of the world Americans can no longer afford to ignor. Another thorough and thought provoking book from Kaplan Monsoon had a very personal feel for me Although it is only very peripherally about the UAE it is also somehow ALL about the UAE The nations of the Indian Ocean Oman Pakistan Iran India Bangladesh Sri Lanka Indonesia Malaysia and to a lesser extent Burma are all heavily present in the population of the UAE They run this place Ever since we moved here I ve thought that the UAE represented a kind of future where national boundaries don t matter that much and language and ethnicities who might be political enemies back home mix together happily for the sake of trade and business It turns out that this is not only the future it s how it s been in this area in the past too FascinatingThis was close to a five star read but I thought Monsoon was ever so slightly less lyrical than Kaplan s other books Maybe I just know his formula too well Also I personally was not so interested in the chapter about the Chinese navy And sentences like this made my work and MA beleaguered brain hurt Despite all the pageantry and stagy contrivances of Sukarno s leftist theater state which developed a useful myth for the new Indonesian nation and the Dutch and Japanese style post colonialism of Suharto s right wing military state which fortified that myth with new institutions geography has eventually overwhelmed both those attempts at extreme centralizationFour or 45 stars it is and reuired reading for anyone who wants to understand about the people who make up UAE societyPS when we first moved here I met a stunning exotically beautiful woman who was half Yemeni half Zanzibarian I decided that was the craziest mix of parentage I d ever heard of Turns out it s a totally logical marriage connection when you know about the trade routes around here


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    Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan (E–pub READ) ´ Robert D. Kaplan Read & Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ý Robert D. Kaplan Again the high rating is for the scholarship and the presentation not for the views or the conclusions Full review might follow but my essential view on Kaplan's world vision can be found here

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    Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan (E–pub READ) ´ Robert D. Kaplan This in intended to be a slightly useful review than my first pass belowKaplan presents a survey of the Indian Ocean littoral – from

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    Monsoon by Robert D. Kaplan (E–pub READ) ´ Robert D. Kaplan Late in Barack Obama’s first term in the White House his administration began to execute a foreign policy strategy known as the “pivot to Asia”The new policy was tacitly grounded in the realization that the US wars in Ira and Afghanistan and the long standing primacy of the Atlantic Alliance had distract

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