The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan
You can learn a lot by looking at a good atlas. I did. So, I am glad Kaplan has decided to breathe life into the idea of geopolitics.
The Revenge of Geography gives us a guide to the ideas of the geopolitical thinkers, then a guided tour, by a well-traveled reporter, through the historical and contemporary geopolitics of seven places: Europe, Russia, China, the Indian Subcontinent, Iran, the Middle East, and America.
My one criticism is that there’s even more geopolitics at work in the Arctic, Africa and elsewhere.
Added later: plus it would have been nice to have more maps among the words.