Our patron saint Robert D. Kaplan has been quiet as of late, but those of us who know his pattern of speaking, publishing articles, and writing books know what to expect — Kaplan’s recent speeches, interviews and articles on geography and South Asia are just warm-ups to a new book soon to be out on India–Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power.
As a prelude to that book, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has released a new report on South Asia written by Kaplan. It’s more like a long article, with 16 pages of text, and you can read the entire pdf here, with the highlight:
“If Americans do not come to grasp with India’s age-old, highly unstable geopolitics, especially as it concerns Pakistan, Afghanistan and China, they will badly mishandle the relationship.”
You can also watch a CNAS interview with Kaplan here, and embedded below:
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power is available for pre-order online now and in book stores in the US on October 19.