|aMonsoon :|bthe Indian Ocean and the future of American power /|cRobert D. Kaplan.
|aRandom House trade pbk. ed.
|aNew York :|bRandom House,|c2011.
|axvi, 374 p. :|bmaps ;|c21 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -356) and index.
|aPreface : The Rimland of Eurasia -- China expands vertically, India horizontally -- Oman is everywhere -- Curzon's frontiers -- "Lands of India" -- Baluchistan and Sindh -- The troubled rise of Gujarat -- The view from Delhi -- Bangladesh : the existential challenge -- Kolkata : the next global city -- Of strategy and beauty -- Sri Lanka : the new geopolitics -- Burma : where India and China collide -- Indonesia's tropical Islam -- The heart of maritime Asia -- China's two-ocean strategy? -- Unity and anarchy -- Zanzibar : the last frontier.
|aIn "Monsoon," a pivotal examination of the Indian Ocean region and the countries known as "Monsoon Asia," bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan deftly shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power in the twenty-first century. Kaplan also offers riveting insights into the economic and naval strategies of China and India and how they will affect U.S. interests, while also providing an on-the-ground perspective on the more volatile countries in the region.