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4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth your time.., 18 Jun. 2014
This book gives a very good and objective reasoning, about the developing tension in the south china sea. The chapters about the autocratic nation builders of the region, is one of the best I have read. Considering the author is an american, the book gives an outlook of the countries interests in the region that is logical for the specific countries, and is more from a human perspective than an american one.. The downside is at times mr.Kaplan tries to describe scenery with a failed attemt at writing like Oscar Wilde. But when the book is at its best, it shows incredible insight, and a man who is worthy of your attention.
One chapter (Singapore and malaysia ) I would have no problem recomending, as part of a high school curriculum. In other words a very good book..
Please overlook my bad english.