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Robert D. Kaplan on the building ‘Monsoon’ of South Asian power

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Global power is following population, as influence and capital shift from Europe and the Atlantic Ocean to the countries on and near the Indian Ocean — India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia and others. The Atlantic Monthly’s national correspondent, world traveler and bestselling author ROBERT D. KAPLAN joins Marty to discuss the region’s growing strategic importance and the impact of this power realignment on U.S. diplomatic, economic and military interests in Asia and the Indian Ocean, especially as it relates to vital interests in energy independence and global stability. His brand-new book is Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power.

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