All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements- but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history. It's time to put the 'geo';back into geopolitics.
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Prisoners of Geography
Excellent. Really enjoyed it.
Found this book very interesting. Yes it has to skim over massive issues or past wars in a paragraph or two but if the author did not the book would have ten times as long. I will definitely be looking out for future skirmishes between countries now as they try to maintain or gain new shipping routes for their trade or improve defences. All in all a great read.
Prisoners of Geography- Epic
One of the most interesting and intriguing books I have ever read. Gives you a whole different reflection on the past, present and future.