Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- author.
xiv, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Strategy — The return of Marco Polo’s world and the U.S. military response — The art of avoiding war — The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy — Elegant decline: the Navy’s rising importance — when North Korea falls — War and its costs — Rereading Vietnam — Iraq: the counterfactual game — The wounded home front — No greater honor — Thinkers — In defense of Henry Kissinger — Samuel Huntington: looking the world in the eye — Why John Mearshimer is right (about some things) — Reflections — On foreign policy, Donald Trump is no realist — The post-imperial moment — Fated to lead — The great danger of a new utopianism — Marco Polo redux — Traveling China’s new Silk Road.
“Drawing on decades of first-hand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, Robert D. Kaplan makes a powerful, clear-eyed case for what timeless principles should shape America’s role in the world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests versus American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of military power via a strong navy; and more”– Provided by publisher.