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Read online La Revanche de la Geographie: Ce Que Les Cartes Nous Disent Des Conflits a Venir.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La Revanche de la Geographie: Ce Que Les Cartes Nous Disent Des Conflits a Venir A l ere du transport aerien de masse et des nouvelles technologies de communication de nombreux analystes politiques et economiques estiment que le monde est desormais plat qu il est en passe de devenir un espace commun ou les nations auront tendance progressivement a s effacer Appuye sur sa longue experience et sur ses voyages le plus souvent a pied dans quasiment tous les pays Robert Kaplan propose ici une lecture du monde plus pragmatique Il reprend les principales etudes des grands geographes pour expliquer les moments charnieres de l Histoire dans chaque aire civilisationnelle et s en sert pour devoiler les rivalites structurelles les aspirations profondes et continues des nations Rejoignant la celebre phrase de Napoleon La politique d un etat est dans sa geographie il anticipe les grandes lignes d un prochain cycle de conflits qui se concentreront selon lui entre les grandes plaines d Europe de l Est et les carrefours vitaux de l Asie du Sud Est Robert D Kaplan a ete correspondant de presse dans le monde entier professeur a l Academie Navale d Annapolis et enfin membre du Conseil de Defense des Etats Unis de a La CIA et le Pentagone le consultent regulierement by Robert D. Kaplan

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La Revanche de la Geographie: Ce Que Les Cartes Nous Disent Des Conflits a Venir
Title:La Revanche de la Geographie: Ce Que Les Cartes Nous Disent Des Conflits a Venir
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Number of Pages:528
Category:History, Non fiction, Politics, Geography, International relations
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The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War, Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond, The Revenge Of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos, Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
b b NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY i FINANCIAL TIMES br i b br From Robert D Kaplan named one of the world s Top Global Thinkers by i Foreign Policy i magazine comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict b br br Over the last decade the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia With oil reserves of several billion barrels an estimated nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas and several centuries worth of competing territorial claims the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future br br In i Asia s Cauldron i Robert D Kaplan offers up a vivid snapshot of the nations surrounding the South China Sea the conflicts brewing in the region at the dawn of the twenty first century and their implications for global peace and stability One of the world s most perceptive foreign policy experts Kaplan interprets America s interests in Asia in the context of an increasingly assertive China He explains how the region s unique geography fosters the growth of navies but also impedes aggression And he draws a striking parallel between China s quest for hegemony in the South China Sea and the United States imperial adventure in the Caribbean more than a century ago br br To understand the future of conflict in East Asia Kaplan argues one must understand the goals and motivations of its leaders and its people Part travelogue part geopolitical primer i Asia s Cauldron i takes us on a journey through the region s boom cities and ramshackle slums from Vietnam where the superfueled capitalism of the erstwhile colonial capital Saigon inspires the geostrategic pretensions of the official seat of government in Hanoi to Malaysia where a unique mix of authoritarian Islam and Western style consumerism creates quite possibly the ultimate postmodern society and from Singapore whose benevolent autocracy helped foster an economic miracle to the Philippines where a different brand of authoritarianism under Ferdinand Marcos led not to economic growth but to decades of corruption and crime br br At a time when every day s news seems to contain some new story large or small that directly relates to conflicts over the South China Sea i Asia s Cauldron i is an indispensable guide to a corner of the globe that will affect all of our lives for years to come br br b Praise for i Asia s Cauldron i b br b b br i Asia s Cauldron i is a short book with a powerful thesis and it stands out for its clarity and good sense If you are doing business in China traveling in Southeast Asia or just obsessing about geopolitics you will want to read it b i The New York Times Book Review i b br br Kaplan has established himself as one of our most consequential geopolitical thinkers i Asia s Cauldron i is part treatise on geopolitics part travel narrative Indeed he writes in the tradition of the great travel writers b i The Weekly Standard i b br br Kaplan s fascinating book is a welcome challenge to the pessimists who see only trouble in China s rise and the hawks who view it as malign b i The Economist i b br br Muscular deeply knowledgeable Kaplan is an ultra realist who takes a non moralistic stance on questions of power and diplomacy b i Financial Times i b, b In this provocative startling book Robert D Kaplan the bestselling author of i Monsoon i and i Balkan Ghosts i offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world b br br In i The Revenge of Geography i Kaplan builds on the insights discoveries and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene Kaplan traces the history of the world s hot spots by examining their climates topographies and proximities to other embattled lands The Russian steppe s pitiless climate and limited vegetation bred hard and cruel men bent on destruction for example while Nazi geopoliticians distorted geopolitics entirely calculating that space on the globe used by the British Empire and the Soviet Union could be swallowed by a greater German homeland br br Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe Russia China the Indian subcontinent Turkey Iran and the Arab Middle East The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia Remarkably the future can be understood in the context of temperature land allotment and other physical certainties China able to feed only percent of its people from land that is only percent arable has sought energy minerals and metals from such brutal regimes as Burma Iran and Zimbabwe putting it in moral conflict with the United States Afghanistan s porous borders will keep it the principal invasion route into India and a vital rear base for Pakistan India s main enemy Iran will exploit the advantage of being the only country that straddles both energy producing areas of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea Finally Kaplan posits that the United States might rue engaging in far flung conflicts with Iraq and Afghanistan rather than tending to its direct neighbor Mexico which is on the verge of becoming a semifailed state due to drug cartel carnage br br A brilliant rebuttal to thinkers who suggest that globalism will trump geography this indispensable work shows how timeless truths and natural facts can help prevent this century s looming cataclysms br br b Praise for i The Revenge of Geography i b br b b br An ambitious and challenging new book i The Revenge of Geography i i i displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet s geophysical configurations as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies that have shaped human conflicts past and present Malise Ruthven i The New York Review of Books i br i i br Robert D Kaplan the world traveling reporter and intellectual whose fourteen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on the post Cold War world strips away much of the cant that suffuses public discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental reality that geography remains today as it has been throughout history one of the most powerful drivers of world events i The National Interest i br i i br Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its sheer scale encyclopedic i The New Yorker i br br i The Revenge of Geography i serves the facts straight up Kaplan s realism and willingness to face hard facts make i The Revenge of Geography i a valuable antidote to the feel good manifestoes that often masquerade as strategic thought The Daily Beast, From the bestselling author of b Balkan Ghosts b and b The Ends of the Earth b comes a fascinating new book on the imminent global chaos that is as brilliant as it is necessary as original as it is controversial br br The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated Environmental degradation is causing the rampant spread of famine and disease and a rising number of nations are being torn by violent wars of fierce tribalism and trenchant regionalism Our newest democracies such as Russia and Venezuela are bloody maelstroms of violence and crime while America is beset with an alarmingly high number of apathetic citizens content to concern themselves with matters of entertainment and convenience Bold erudite and profoundly important b The Coming Anarchy b is a compelling must read by one of today s most penetrating writers and provocative minds br br Analytically daring Informed by a rock solid unwavering realism and an utter absence of sentimentality Kaplan is a knowledgeable and forceful polemicist who mixes the attributes of journalist and visionary i The New York Times br br i Ambitiously eclectic Kaplan is one of America s most engaging writers on contemporary international affairs i The New York Times Book Review i, In b Warrior Politics b the esteemed journalist and analyst Robert D Kaplan explores the wisdom of the ages for answers for today s leaders While the modern world may seem more complex and dangerous than ever before Kaplan writes from a deeper historical perspective to reveal how little things actually change Indeed as Kaplan shows us we can look to history s most influential thinkers who would have understood and known how to navigate today s dangerous political waters br br Drawing on the timeless work of Sun Tzu Thucydides Machiavelli Hobbes among others Kaplan argues that in a world of unstable states and an uncertain future it is increasingly imperative to wrest from the past what we need to arm ourselves for the road ahead Wide ranging and accessible b Warrior Politics b is a bracing book with an increasingly important message that challenges readers to see the world as it is not as they would like it to be