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“A sweeping narrative [that] deftly weaves history, reportage, and grand strategy . . . into a coherent portrait of an undercovered region whose importance will only grow in the decades to come.”—Foreign Policy
“Few books can be considered indispensable, but Monsoon is one of them. . . . An essential primer for this new century’s evolving politics.”—The Dallas Morning News
“A special blend of first-person travel writing, brief historical sketches and wide-ranging strategic analysis.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Compelling . . . Kaplan’s breadth of travel and learning leads to intriguing insights.”—The Washington Post
“[Kaplan] has a gift for geopolitical imagination.”—The Wall Street Journal
Kaplan is a very good writer who is able to convey a sense of place in a way that I have found only Theroux exceeds.
This situation is leading to a new great power rivalry between the major players of India, Indonesia, China and the United States in the area of the Indian Ocean.
I really did enjoy this book and after reading the book I do recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject matter.
One seldom takes the time to consider the impact and contribution of a country like Oman or the complexity of modern day Zanzibar. Read morePublished 7 days ago by grant
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power is a superb book. This is the second book that I've read by the author, Robert D. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Brandon Whisenhunt
This is an excellently written and imagined treatment of the next Strategic issue of our time - the Indian Ocean. Read morePublished 10 days ago by arch wallace
Written as a good professor who loves the subject would, lecture by lecture, complete with maps and summaries and flows, as does the ocean, from one local to another building with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne Leitch
A well balanced book on the Indian ocean. Influences, external and internal are changing each year. The question who will do what with whom!!!Published 2 months ago by johnrsk
Very good read on the rise of South/Southeastern Asia. Im liking Robert Kaplan as an author.Published 2 months ago by Chet M. Bush
A very thought provoking read about an area of the globe that Americans need to study. Each chapter could be the subject of a great discussion.Published 3 months ago by minotlight
Been reading several of Kaplan's books. Found them extremely interestng. He write about parts of the world about which I knew very little. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Walsh
QUITE COMPLEX AND DETAILED. VERTAINLY PROVIDES A VERY FINE UNDERSTANDING OF THE INDIAN OCEAN AND THE CONTEMPORARAY ANDFUTURE POLITICS OF THE REGION. Ronald TurcoPublished 4 months ago by William Jackson