The Power of Geography

Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World — The Much-Anticipated Sequel to the Global Bestseller Prisoners of Geography

by Tim Marshall

A good book for anyone who is interested in geopolitics. In every chapter, devoted to a particular country or a region, you will find a description of the lay of the land, a short history, including recent developments, and a prognosis for the future. I liked the most parts focused on the “geo” part, because this fundamental aspect is often lacking in current affairs analysis. The history parts were a little cursory, but it isn’t a history book, after all.

The selection of presented countries seems a little arbitrary, but I like the fact that the author focused on smaller regions than in his previous book, “Prisoners of Geography”. The chapters I have found the most interesting were these devoted to the places I am less familiar with, like Sahel, Saudi Arabia, or Iran.

Thanks to the publisher, Elliott & Thompson, and NetGalley for the advance copy of this book.

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