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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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Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, Imperial Grunts: On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond, Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan, The Revenge Of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific, The Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy, Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus
A fascinating unprecedented first hand look at the soldiers on the front lines on the Global War on Terror Plunging deep into midst of some of the hottest conflicts on the globe Robert D Kaplan takes us through mud and jungle desert and dirt to the men and women on the ground who are leading the charge against threats to American security These soldiers fighting in thick Colombian jungles or on dusty Afghani plains are the forefront of the new American foreign policy a policy being implemented one soldier at a time As Kaplan brings us inside their thoughts feelings and operations these modern grunts provide insight and understanding into the War on Terror bringing the war which sometimes seems so distant vividly to life, b In this provocative startling book Robert D Kaplan the bestselling author of i Monsoon i and i Balkan Ghosts i offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world b br br In i The Revenge of Geography i Kaplan builds on the insights discoveries and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene Kaplan traces the history of the world s hot spots by examining their climates topographies and proximities to other embattled lands The Russian steppe s pitiless climate and limited vegetation bred hard and cruel men bent on destruction for example while Nazi geopoliticians distorted geopolitics entirely calculating that space on the globe used by the British Empire and the Soviet Union could be swallowed by a greater German homeland br br Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe Russia China the Indian subcontinent Turkey Iran and the Arab Middle East The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia Remarkably the future can be understood in the context of temperature land allotment and other physical certainties China able to feed only percent of its people from land that is only percent arable has sought energy minerals and metals from such brutal regimes as Burma Iran and Zimbabwe putting it in moral conflict with the United States Afghanistan s porous borders will keep it the principal invasion route into India and a vital rear base for Pakistan India s main enemy Iran will exploit the advantage of being the only country that straddles both energy producing areas of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea Finally Kaplan posits that the United States might rue engaging in far flung conflicts with Iraq and Afghanistan rather than tending to its direct neighbor Mexico which is on the verge of becoming a semifailed state due to drug cartel carnage br br A brilliant rebuttal to thinkers who suggest that globalism will trump geography this indispensable work shows how timeless truths and natural facts can help prevent this century s looming cataclysms br br b Praise for i The Revenge of Geography i b br b b br An ambitious and challenging new book i The Revenge of Geography i i i displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet s geophysical configurations as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies that have shaped human conflicts past and present Malise Ruthven i The New York Review of Books i br i i br Robert D Kaplan the world traveling reporter and intellectual whose fourteen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on the post Cold War world strips away much of the cant that suffuses public discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental reality that geography remains today as it has been throughout history one of the most powerful drivers of world events i The National Interest i br i i br Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its sheer scale encyclopedic i The New Yorker i br br i The Revenge of Geography i serves the facts straight up Kaplan s realism and willingness to face hard facts make i The Revenge of Geography i a valuable antidote to the feel good manifestoes that often masquerade as strategic thought The Daily Beast, From the bestselling author of b Balkan Ghosts b and b The Ends of the Earth b comes a fascinating new book on the imminent global chaos that is as brilliant as it is necessary as original as it is controversial br br The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated Environmental degradation is causing the rampant spread of famine and disease and a rising number of nations are being torn by violent wars of fierce tribalism and trenchant regionalism Our newest democracies such as Russia and Venezuela are bloody maelstroms of violence and crime while America is beset with an alarmingly high number of apathetic citizens content to concern themselves with matters of entertainment and convenience Bold erudite and profoundly important b The Coming Anarchy b is a compelling must read by one of today s most penetrating writers and provocative minds br br Analytically daring Informed by a rock solid unwavering realism and an utter absence of sentimentality Kaplan is a knowledgeable and forceful polemicist who mixes the attributes of journalist and visionary i The New York Times br br i Ambitiously eclectic Kaplan is one of America s most engaging writers on contemporary international affairs i The New York Times Book Review i, b Eastward to Tartary b i i Robert Kaplan s first book to focus on a single region since his bestselling b Balkan Ghosts b introduces readers to an explosive and little known part of the world destined to become a tinderbox of the future br br Kaplan takes us on a spellbinding journey into the heart of a volatile region stretching from Hungary and Romania to the far shores of the oil rich Caspian Sea Through dramatic stories of unforgettable characters Kaplan illuminates the tragic history of this unstable area that he describes as the new fault line between East and West He ventures from Turkey Syria and Israel to the turbulent countries of the Caucasus from the newly rich city of Baku to the deserts of Turkmenistan and the killing fields of Armenia The result is must reading for anyone concerned about the state of our world in the decades to come