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The Resource The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan

The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan

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The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century
Title
The return of Marco Polo's world
Title remainder
war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Kaplan
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the late thirteenth century, Marco Polo began a decades-long trek from Venice to China. The strength of that Silk Road--the trade route between Europe and Asia--was a foundation of Kublai Khan's sprawling empire. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the Chinese regime has proposed a land-and-maritime Silk Road that duplicates exactly the route Marco Polo traveled. In the major lead essay, recently released by the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, Robert D. Kaplan lays out a blueprint of the world's changing power politics that recalls the late thirteenth century. As Europe fractures from changes in culture and migration, Eurasia coheres into a single conflict system. China is constructing a land bridge to Europe. Iran and India are trying to link the oil fields of Central Asia to the Indian Ocean. America's ability to influence the power balance in Eurasia is declining. Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America's role in a turbulent world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests and American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of power via a strong navy; and more
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Robert D.
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.K39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • World politics
  • United States
  • United States
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The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • No greater honor
  • In defense of Henry Kissinger
  • Samuel Huntington: looking the world in the eye
  • Why John Mearshimer is right (about some things)
  • On foreign policy, Donald Trump is no realist
  • The post-imperial moment
  • Fated to lead
  • The great danger of a new utopianism
  • Traveling China's new Silk Road
  • The return of Marco Polo's world and the U.S. military response
  • The art of avoiding war
  • The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy
  • Elegant decline: the Navy's rising importance
  • when North Korea falls
  • Rereading Vietnam
  • Iraq: the counterfactual game
  • The wounded home front
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780812996791
Lccn
2018005845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn992390336
  • (OCoLC)992390336
Label
The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century, Robert D. Kaplan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • No greater honor
  • In defense of Henry Kissinger
  • Samuel Huntington: looking the world in the eye
  • Why John Mearshimer is right (about some things)
  • On foreign policy, Donald Trump is no realist
  • The post-imperial moment
  • Fated to lead
  • The great danger of a new utopianism
  • Traveling China's new Silk Road
  • The return of Marco Polo's world and the U.S. military response
  • The art of avoiding war
  • The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy
  • Elegant decline: the Navy's rising importance
  • when North Korea falls
  • Rereading Vietnam
  • Iraq: the counterfactual game
  • The wounded home front
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780812996791
Lccn
2018005845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn992390336
  • (OCoLC)992390336

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