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Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of Americ&hellip by Robert D Kaplan
This book provides the reader with a rich vision of the Indian Ocean's northern coastal rim. Mr. Kaplan artfully blends history and current politics and makes skilful use of his knowledge of geography to depict the various civilizations competing across the coastal regions of the Indian Ocean. One finishes the book with the feeling of having sumptuously banqueted on knowledge of the region's pasts and present. Although the central premise is cleverly argued and well-supported with geo-economic facts and political insights, this reader at least is left wondering what impression would be left if Mr. Kaplan applied in a similar way his considerable skills and involving writing to, say, the… Read more