CONTENTS; Foreword by Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE vii; Introduction ix; 1 Russia 1; 2 China 27; 3 USA 53; 4 Western Europe 75; 5 Africa 95; 6 The Middle East 119; 7 India and Pakistan 153; 8 Korea and Japan 177; 9 Latin America 197; 10 The Arctic 221; Conclusion 237; Bibliography 241; Acknowledgements 247; Index 249
* New updated paperback edition for 2016.; * Nearly 4,500 copies of the hardback sold in first two months of publication - and still going strong!; * Aimed squarely at a popular audience, this is a gripping distillation of a complex subject by an established authority on global affairs, which attracted a huge amount of attention and praise, including an appearance on BBC News 'Meet the Author'.; * Talks are ongoing with TV production companies to develop a series based on the book.
Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than thirty years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News and before that worked for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from forty countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. He is the author of Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World; The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World; and A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com.
'Like having a light shone on your understanding... I can't
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well.' - Nicolas Lezard, Evening Standard
'Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.' - Gideon Rachman, Financial Times