Eastward to Tartary Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus

ISBN-10: 0375705767
ISBN-13: 9780375705762
Edition: 2001
Authors: Robert D. Kaplan
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Description: The bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts returns to the conflict-ridden Near East in a riveting journey through the wreckage of the old Ottoman empire and into the oil-rich lands of Central Asia-the new fault line between East and West.

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

The bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts returns to the conflict-ridden Near East in a riveting journey through the wreckage of the old Ottoman empire and into the oil-rich lands of Central Asia-the new fault line between East and West.

Journalist Robert D. Kaplan is a contributing editor The Atlantic Monthly. He has traveled extensively, and his journeys through Yugoslavia and America have produced, respectively, Balkan Ghosts (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and An Empire Wilderness. Kapan is also the author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power (Random House, 2010) and The Revenge of Geography (Random House, 2012) Kaplan has lectured at the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, major universities, the CIA, and business forums.

Author's Note
The Balkans
Rudolf Fischer, Cosmopolitan
Heading East
The Widening Chasm
Third World Europe
Balkan Realists
Pivot State
"Civilizational Choice"
Wrestlers Versus Democrats
The Legacy of Orthodoxy
"To the City"
Turkey and Greater Syria
The "Deep State"
The "Corpse in Armour"
The New Caliphate
The Sacred and the Profane
The Corporate Satellite
The Caravan State
Crossing the Jordan
Sepphoris and the Renewal of Judaism
Throbbing Heart of the Middle East
The Caucasus and Tartary
To Turkey's Northeastern Border
Stalin's Beautiful Homeland
Fossil Nations
From Tbilisi to Baku
Imperial Collisions
By Boat to Tartary
New Khanates
A Herodotean Landscape
Epilogue: Hayastan
Earth, Fire, Water
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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