The New Great Game Hardcover – 9 Oct 2003
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An urgent, vigorous insight into a vital corner of the new century. -- Colin Thubron, author of Lost Heart of Asia
About the Author
Lutz Kleveman was born in the United States and studied at the London School of Economics. Bilingual in English and German, he has reported for the Daily Telegraph, Newsweek, Sunday Telegraph, as well and German magazines and newspapers and CNN and ZDF. He is now New York correspondent for Der Spiegel.
Top Customer Reviews
I've only knocked off a single star for the lack of maps as I wouldn't want to discourage people from picking up this even handed and informative review of foreign policy in the Near East.
Lutz Kleveman has tackled the very pertinent but under publicized subject of the battle being waged for the control of the earth's energy resources as the new century begins. Reading this book will certainly give you some insight into George Bush and the neocon's strategy of "full spectrum dominance" and Joseph Nye's concept of the use and value of "soft power".
However one glaring difference from Hopkirk's highly readable masterpiece is the dearth of maps or photos. I found myself unable to visualise the geographical relationships which are so important to grasping the full impact of this book.
Maps and photos would have tied together those relationships and made a good book on a very relevant topic so much better. Read this book with an atlas of Central Asia next to you. It could have been a strong 5 instead of a weak 3.