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 30 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from 40 countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Israel. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics and Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls; Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags; and Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire. 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