Grand Strategy for Eurasia
While we don't have to agree with every word that Charles Krauthammer
and Robert D. Kaplan
write on Obama and his Asia trip, we can note (and agree with) the fact the US has to be interested in the region, and not just for economic reasons. India is very important for geopolitical reasons (the Obama administration is not in fundamental disagreement with the Bush administration in all this; one of Bush's great contributions was the establishment of the firm alliance with India, which Obama continues), as is Indonesia. If you don't know geopolitics, or think much about China, or why India is interested in Afghanistan, or why the Strait of Malacca are important, or anything about Spykman, or the "rimland" of Eurasia", etc., the Classics of Strategy
might be a good start.
10:53 AM / November 12, 2010