Robert Kaplan, bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts, offers up scrupulous, far-ranging insights on the world to come in a spirited, rousing, and provocative book that has earned a place at the top of the reading lists of the world's policy makers.
The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated. Volatile new democracies in Eastern Europe, fierce tribalism in Africa, civil war and ethnic violence in the Near East, and widespread famine and disease not to mention the brutal rift developing as wealthy nations reap the benefits of seemingly boundless technology while other parts of the world slide into chaos are among the issues Kaplan identifies as the most important for charting the future of geopolitics. Historical antecedents in Gibbon's Decline and Falland in the legacies of statesmen such as Henry Kissinger contribute to this bracingly prophetic framework for addressing the new global reality. Bold, erudite, and profoundly important, The Coming Anarchy is a compelling must-read by one of today's most penetrating writers and provocative minds.
About the Author
Robert D. Kaplanis the bestselling author of seventeen books on foreign affairs and travel that have been translated into many languages, includingIn Europe s Shadow, Asia s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, andBalkan Ghosts. He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor atThe Atlantic, where his work has appeared for three decades. He was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon s Defense Policy Board.Foreign Policymagazine twice named him one of the world s Top 100 Global Thinkers."
?Ambitiously eclectic?. [Kaplan] is one of America?s most engaging writers on contemporary international affairs.??The New York Times Book Review