Sunday, May 2, 2010
My first academic love was geography, my second politics. The two compliment one another, yet in geopolitics, geography has for a long time taken a back seat to cultural and economic analysis. This has not served us well Robert Kaplan asserts.
This is about the best piece on Old World geopolitics that I have ever read. I would encourage everyone with an interest in world politics to read this excellent article.
From the article:
People and ideas influence events, but geography largely determines them, now more than ever. To understand the coming struggles, it’s time to dust off the Victorian thinkers who knew the physical world best. A journalist who has covered the ends of the Earth offers a guide to the relief map—and a primer on the next phase of conflict.
Click here for the piece.