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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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Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, The Revenge Of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War, Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond, The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
br 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 all br br But 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 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 br br 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 U S interests He provides an on the ground perspective on the more 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 mix br br The map of this fascinating region contains multitudes Here lies the entire 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 br br 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 ignore, First time in paperback with a new Introduction and final chapter br br World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D Kaplan braved the dangers of war ravaged Afghanistan in the s living among the mujahidin the soldiers of god whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders In b Soldiers of God b we follow Kaplan s extraordinary journey and learn how the thwarted Soviet invasion gave rise to the ruthless Taliban and the defining international conflagration of the twenty first century br br Kaplan returns a decade later and brings to life a lawless frontier What he reveals is astonishing teeming refugee camps on the deeply contentious Pakistan Afghanistan border a war front that combines primitive fighters with the most technologically advanced weapons known to man rigorous Islamic indoctrination academies a land of minefields plagued by drought fierce tribalism insurmountable ethnic and religious divisions an abysmal literacy rate and legions of war orphans who seek stability in military brotherhood Traveling alongside Islamic guerrilla fighters sharing their food observing their piety in the face of deprivation and witnessing their determination Kaplan offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country that are at the center of world events, Author of b Balkan Ghosts b Robert D Kaplan now travels from West Africa to Southeast Asia to report on a world of disintegrating nation states warring nationalities metastasizing populations and dwindling resources He emerges with a gritty tour de force of travel writing and political journalism Whether he is walking through a shantytown in the Ivory Coast or a death camp in Cambodia talking with refugees border guards or Iranian revolutionaries Kaplan travels under the most arduous conditions and purveys the most startling truths Intimate and intrepid erudite and visceral b The Ends of the Earth b is an unflinching look at the places and peoples that will make tomorrow s headlines and the history of the next millennium br br Kaplan is an American master of travel writing from hell Pertinent and compelling New York Times Book Review br br An impressive work Most travel books seem trivial beside it Washington Post Book World, 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