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              Books by Robert D. Kaplan

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              Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century

              Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century (Hardback)

              By Kaplan, Robert D.

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              A bracing, ground-level assessment of American foreign policy over the past two decades, an era that includes 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the rise of Putin's Russia, increased Chinese aggression, the potential for war in North Korea, and more.ANCHORED BY A MAJOR NEW E...SSAY ABOUT CHANGING POWER DYNAMICS AMONG CHINA, EURASIA, AND AMERICA, which Kaplan wrote for the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, and which is now released for public view.Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, and deep reading that ranges from the lessons of Thucydides and Sun Tzu to contemporary outcomes in the Middle East, Robert D. Kaplan makes a powerful case for what timeless principles and factors should shape America's role in the world- a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests versus American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of military power via a strong navy; and much more. In a series of vivid and clear-eyed assessments, renowned foreign policy analyst Kaplan describes an increasingly unstable world-and how American strategy should adapt accordingly.Advance praise for The Return of Marco Polo's WorldoWhen it comes to geopolitics and the analysis of world affairs, Robert D. Kaplan is the best in the business. These essays are not only astonishing in their breadth, depth and range, but beautifully crafted and accessible.o-John Bew, professor at the war studies department, King's College London, author of Realpolitik- A History and Castlereagh- A Life oA characteristically thoughtful and provocative collection of essays from Robert D. Kaplan, born of his own Marco Polo-like wanderings and rich grasp of history. Elegant and compelling, these prescient pieces are a valuable guide to the endlessly complicated geopolitics of Eurasia, and what it all means for Americans in the decades ahead.o-Ambassador William J. Burns, presi
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              ISBN 9780812996791
              Released NZ 6 Mar 2018
              Publisher Random House
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              The Secret Agent
               

              The Secret Agent (Paperback, New title)

              By Conrad, Joseph; Edited by Mallios, Peter Joseph; Introduction by Kaplan, Robert D.

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              The Secret Agent is the unsurpassed ancestor of a long series of twentieth-century novels and

              ISBN 9780812973051
              Released NZ 24 Jun 2005
              Publisher Random House
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              Series Modern Library
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              The Revenge Of Geography
               

              The Revenge Of Geography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaplan, Robert D.

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              This work is a summation of all of Robert D. Kaplan's provocative work and travel over the decades. It brings to life the great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past, explaining their theories, and then applying them to the present crises in Europe, R...ussia, China, and the Arab Middle East.
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              ISBN 9780812982220
              Released NZ 2 Dec 2013
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              The Coming Anarchy

              The Coming Anarchy (Hardback)

              By Kaplan, Robert D.

              A distillation of Kaplan's most provocative ideas and a potent world view--from one of America's most controversial and influential political commentators, the bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts.

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              Released NZ 1 Sep 2000
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              The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century

              The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaplan, Robert D.

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              A bracing assessment of U.S. foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades, anchored by a major new Pentagon-commissioned essay-from the renowned geopolitical analyst and bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and The Coming Anarchy. Elegant and humane . . .... a prophecy from an observer with a depressingly accurate record of predictions. -Bret Stephens, The New York Times Book Review 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. This is Kaplan's first collection of essays since his classic The Coming Anarchy was published in 2000. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, as well as encounters with preeminent realist thinkers, 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. From Kaplan's immediate thoughts on President Trump ( On Foreign Policy, Donald Trump Is No Realist, 2016) to a frank exami
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              ISBN 9780812986617
              Released NZ 21 May 2019
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              The Centurions
               

              The Centurions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Larteguy, Jean; Translated by Fielding, Xan; Introduction by Kaplan, Robert D.

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              Offering a military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency, this wartime novel is about controversial tactics in hot spots around the world.

              ISBN 9780143107446
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond
               

              In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaplan, Robert D.

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              Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and the country was a bleak Communist backwater. What ensued was a lifelong fascination with a critical, often-overlooked country. This is a vivid blend of memoir, travelogue, journalism, and history.... Kaplan illuminates the history and culture of Romania while also telling a personal story about his own intellectual development. And it's a bigger story about Europe- geography, imperialism, the question of fate in international relations, the Cold War, the Holocaust, and more. Kaplan began this book well before Russia sparked a new Cold War with its aggression in Ukraine. Romania is a metaphor for Europe's current challenge in confronting Putin, and this is the book you must read to truly understand the crisis with Russia.
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              ISBN 9780812989878
              Released NZ 16 May 2016
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              Eastward To Tartary
               

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              By Kaplan, Robert D.

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              Takes the reader on a journey through the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, describing the history, business, and people.

              ISBN 9780375705762
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2002
              Publisher Random House
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              Surrender Or Starve

              Surrender Or Starve (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaplan, Robert D.

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              An eminent journalist's report on the terrorism-stricken regions of the Horn of Africa examines the factors behind the area's famine- related problems, citing ethnic, religious, and class conflicts that are at the heart of America's understanding of such nations as Sudan, Somalia... and Ethiopia.
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              ISBN 9781400034529
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2004
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              In Europe's Shadow
               

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              By Kaplan, Robert D.

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              From the New York Times bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe s frontier countries and a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe s fate i...n the postmodern age. Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and the country was a bleak Communist backwater. It was one of the darkest corners of Europe, but few Westerners were paying attention. What ensued was a lifelong obsession with a critical, often overlooked country a country that, today, is key to understanding the current threat that Russia poses to Europe. In Europe s Shadow is a vivid blend of memoir, travelogue, journalism, and history, a masterly work thirty years in the making the story of a journalist coming of age, and a country struggling to do the same. Through the lens of one country, Kaplan examines larger questions of geography, imperialism, the role of fate in international relations, the Cold War, the Holocaust, and more. Here Kaplan illuminates the fusion of the Latin West and the Greek East that created Romania, the country that gave rise to Ion Antonescu, Hitler s chief foreign accomplice during World War II, and the country that was home to the most brutal strain of Communism under Nicolae Ceau escu. Romania past and present are rendered in cinematic prose: the ashen faces of citizens waiting in bread lines in Cold War era Bucharest; the B r gan Steppe, laid bare by centuries of foreign invasion; the grim labor camps of the Black Sea Canal; the majestic Gothic church spires of Transylvania and Maramure . Kaplan finds himself in dialogue with the great thinkers of the past, and with the Romanians of today, the philosophers, priests, and politicians those who struggle to keep the flame of humanism alive in the era of a resurgent Russia. Upon his return to Romania in 2013 and 2014, Kaplan found the country transformed yet ag
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              ISBN 9780812986624
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2017
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