Kurt and Rich sit down with famed foreign correspondent and author Robert Kaplan to discuss great power rivalries in Asia – particularly between the United States and China. Elaborating ideas that he has explored over the past two decades and in his latest book, The Return of Marco Polo’s World, Kaplan warns listeners that the greatest threat to American influence in Asia is the absence of a coherent vision. Moreover, drawing from a vast array of disciplines – including naval strategy, history, and political theory – Kaplan reminds audiences that technology has shrunk geography rather than defeat it, with events on one side of the Pacific having an ever-increasing impact across the ocean.
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