Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power,
by Robert D. Kaplan. New York: Random House, 2010.
In this pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia”—which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania—Robert D. Kaplan shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power. Kaplan exposes the effects of population growth, climate change, and extremist politics on the unstable region, demonstrating why Americans can no longer afford to ignore this important area of the world. CJCS recommendation.