THE RETURN OF MARCO POLO’S WORLD
War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century
By Robert D. Kaplan
- The New York Times
The 1990s: Remember them?
The decade began with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
It ended with the Dow bursting past the 10,000 mark.
In between, we got victory in the gulf, the creation of the European Union and the World Trade Organization, NATO enlargement, an American budget surplus, peace in Northern Ireland, Google, victory in the Balkans and (Charles Barkley aside) a world firmly united in wanting to be “like…