- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & Noble
"Europe is a landscape; East Asia is a seascape." For non-specialist readers, the growing tension over the South China Sea has been seen mostly as relatively inconsequential debates over the ownership of small islands and aerial rights. But as foreign policy author Robert D. Kaplan (The Revenge of Geography; Monsoon; Balkan Ghosts) shows, the issues of control in the region don't involve beachside resorts or nationalistic posturing; they involve billions of gallons of oil reserves and nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Asia's Cauldron shows for all to see that the Pacific has once become the volatile region to watch in the coming decades. Editor's recommendation.