Key Insights From:
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
- Genocide in Africa, 9/11, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan chastened the West’s optimism about “the end of history.”
- The power of geography humbled the United States’ idealistic hopes about setting up democracy in Iraq.
- Tunisia’s proximity to the heart of Europe helps make sense of why the Arab Spring began there rather than somewhere else.
- The United States’ location is ideal for trade security, and it offers them the options of political isolation or intervention.
- A lack of unity within and lack of clarity along its borders make India geopolitically unstable.
- Even as technology has made communication and transportation more seamless than ever, geography has become more precious than ever.