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A bracing assessment of US foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geographyand The Coming AnarchyKaplan has emerged not only as an eloquent defender of foreign policy realism but as a grand strategist to whom the Pentagon turns for a tour dhorizon The Wall Street JournalIn the late thirteenth century Marco Polo began a decades long trek from Venice to China along the trade route between Europe and Asia known as the Silk Roada foundation of Kublai Khans 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 traveledDrawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The AtlanticRobert D Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape Americas role in a turbulent world that encompasses the Chinese challenge From Kaplans immediate thoughts on President Trump to a frank examination of what will happen in the event of war with North Korea these essays are a vigorous reckoning with the difficult choices the United States will face in the years aheadPraise for The Return of Marco Polos WorldElegant and humanea prophecy from an observer with a depressingly accurate record of predictionsBret Stephens The New York Times Book ReviewThese essays constitute a truly pathbreaking brilliant synthesis and analysis of geographic political technological and economic trends with far reaching consequences The Return of Marco Polos World is another work by Robert D Kaplan that will be regarded as a classicGeneral David Petraeus US Army RetThoughtful unsettling but not apocalyptic analyses of world affairs flow steadily off the presses and this is a superior example Presented with enough verve and insight to tempt readers to set it aside to reread in a few years Kirkus Reviewstarred reviewAn astute powerfully stated and bracing presentation BooklistThis volume compiles sixteen major essays on Americas foreign policy from national security commentator Kaplan An overview of thoughtful multilayered positions and perspectives evolving through changing circumstances Publishers WeeklyA bracing assessment of US foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geographyand The Coming AnarchyKaplan has emerged not only as an eloquent defender of foreign policy realism but as a grand strategist to whom the Pentagon turns for a tour dhorizon The Wall Street JournalIn the late thirteenth century Marco Polo began a decades long trek from Venice to China along the trade route between Europe and Asia known as the Silk Roada foundation of Kublai Khans 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 traveledDrawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The AtlanticRobert D Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape Americas role in a turbulent world that encompasses the Chinese challenge From Kaplans immediate thoughts on President Trump to a frank examination of what will happen in the event of war with North Korea these essays are a vigorous reckoning with the difficult choices the United States will face in the years aheadPraise for The Return of Marco Polos WorldElegant and humanea prophecy from an observer with a depressingly accurate record of predictionsBret Stephens The New York Times Book ReviewThese essays constitute a truly pathbreaking brilliant synthesis and analysis of geographic political technological and economic trends with far reaching consequences The Return of Marco Polos World is another work by Robert D Kaplan that will be regarded as a classicGeneral David Petraeus US Army RetThoughtful unsettling but not apocalyptic analyses of world affairs flow steadily off the presses and this is a superior example Presented with enough verve and insight to tempt readers to set it aside to reread in a few years Kirkus Reviewstarred reviewAn astute powerfully stated and bracing presentation BooklistThis volume compiles sixteen major essays on Americas foreign policy from national security commentator Kaplan An overview of thoughtful multilayered positions and perspectives evolving through changing circumstances Publishers WeeklyA bracing assessment of US foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades from the bestselling author of The Revenge of Geographyand The Coming AnarchyKaplan has emerged not only as an eloquent defender of foreign policy realism but as a grand strategist to whom the Pentagon turns for a tour dhorizon The Wall Street JournalIn the late thirteenth century Marco Polo began a decades long trek from Venice to China along the trade route between Europe and Asia known as the Silk Roada foundation of Kublai Khans 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 traveledDrawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The AtlanticRobert D Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape Americas role in a turbulent world that encompasses the Chinese challenge From Kaplans immediate thoughts on President Trump to a frank examination of what will happen in the event of war with North Korea these essays are a vigorous reckoning with the difficult choices the United States will face in the years aheadPraise for The Return of Marco Polos WorldElegant and humanea prophecy from an observer with a depressingly accurate record of predictionsBret Stephens The New York Times Book ReviewThese essays constitute a truly pathbreaking brilliant synthesis and analysis of geographic political technological and economic trends with far reaching consequences The Return of Marco Polos World is another work by Robert D Kaplan that will be regarded as a classicGeneral David Petraeus US Army RetThoughtful unsettling but not apocalyptic analyses of world affairs flow steadily off the presses and this is a superior example Presented with enough verve and insight to tempt readers to set it aside to reread in a few years Kirkus Reviewstarred reviewAn astute powerfully stated and bracing presentation BooklistThis volume compiles sixteen major essays on Americas foreign policy from national security commentator Kaplan An overview of thoughtful multilayered positions and perspectives evolving through changing circumstances Publishers Weekly