Looking for the best Geopolitics books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.
- Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (1) (Politics of Place) (2016)
- Geopolitics: The Geography of International Relations (2014)
- Introduction to Geopolitics (2016)
- War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft (2017)
- The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder (2016)
- World Order (2015)
- The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate (2013)
- The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (2017)
- Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World (2019)
- Is This the End of the Liberal International Order?: The Munk Debates (2017)
- Democratic Ideals and Reality / The Geographical Pivot of History (2018)
- Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics (2016)
- Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance (2015)
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (1) (Politics of Place) (2016)
In this New York Times bestseller, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only about our current location or where we are going but about the world in general.
Written by one of the world's leading political geographers, this fully revised and updated textbook examines the dramatic changes wrought by ideological, economic, socio-cultural and demographic changes unleashed since the end of the Cold War.
Introduction to Geopolitics (2016)
This new updated edition of Introduction to Geopolitics presents the overarching themes of geopolitical structures and agents in an engaging and accessible manner, which requires no previous knowledge of theory or current affairs.
War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft (2017)
A Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2016Today, nations increasingly carry out geopolitical combat through economic means. Policies governing everything from trade and investment to energy and exchange rates are wielded as tools to win diplomatic allies, punish adversaries, and coerce those in between. Not so in the United States, however.
The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder (2016)
In the bestselling tradition of The World Is Flat and The Next 100 Years, THE ACCIDENTAL SUPERPOWER will be a much discussed, contrarian, and eye-opening assessment of American power. Near the end of the Second World War, the United States made a bold strategic gambit that rewired the international system. Empires were abolished and replaced by a global arrangement enforced by the U.S. Navy.
World Order (2015)
Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder.
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate (2013)
Bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the recent and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world’s hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands.
Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years.
Jairus Victor Grove contends that we live in a world made by war. In Savage Ecology he offers an ecological theory of geopolitics that argues that contemporary global crises are better understood when considered within the larger history of international politics.
Is This the End of the Liberal International Order?: The Munk Debates (2017)
Be it resolved, the liberal international order is over…Since the end of World War II, global affairs have been shaped by three broad trends: the increasing free movement of people and goods, international rules setting, and a broad appreciation of the mutual benefits of a more interconnected, interdependent world.
On January 25, 1904, Halford Mackinder read to the Royal Geographical Society an article titled “The Geographical Pivot of History” and proposed his Heartland theory. With this article, Mackinder created the modern field of geopolitics.
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics (2016)
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History and geography delineate the operation of power, not only its range but also the capacity to plan and the ability to implement. Approaching state strategy and policy from the spatial angle, Jeremy Black argues that just as the perception of power is central to issues of power, so place, and its constraints and relationships, is partly a matter of perception, not merely map coordinates.
Best Geopolitics Books You Should Read
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Indo-Pacific Strategies: Navigating Geopolitics at the Dawn of a New Age
Author(s): Brendon J. Cannon (editor), Kei Hakata (editor)
ID: 3183486, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf
The Comrades and the Mullahs : China , Afghanistan and the New Asian Geopolitics
Author(s): Stanly Johny, Ananth Krishnan
ID: 3228725, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2022, Size: 743 Kb, Format: epub
The Comrades and the Mullahs: China, Afghanistan and the New Asian Geopolitics
Author(s): Stanly Johny; Ananth Krishnan
ID: 3234385, Publisher: HarperCollins India, Year: 2022, Size: 371 Kb, Format: epub
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