Prisoners of Geography: Ten maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics
By: Tim Marshall
In his gripping new book The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World, Marshall digs deep into the past, present and future of the new ‘astropolitics’ that are set to change the face of life on Earth. Available to PRE-ORDER NOW in hardback, ebook and audio – out 27th April 2023]
Ten Maps that tell you everything your need to know about global politics – the million copy international bestseller
Geography shapes not only our history, but where we’re headed…
ON THE RUSSIA/UKRAINE CRISIS – What is driving Russia’s foreign policy? Why do Putin’s actions mirror those made in the past? Prisoners of Geography analyses the geographic weaknesses and historical invasions of Russia’s territories, exploring how they have ultimately shaped the decisions of its leaders past and present.
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements – but if you don’t know geography, you’ll never have the full picture.
If you’ve ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China’s power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here.
In ten chapters and ten maps, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.
It’s time to put the ‘geo’ back into geopolitics.
‘Like having a light shone on your understanding… I can’t think of another book that explains the world situation so well. – Nicolas Lezard, Evening Standard
‘Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders.’ – Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
Ten maps; ten chapters:
Russia * China * United States of America * Latin America * the Middle East * Africa * India and Pakistan * Europe * Japan and Korea * the Arctic
One of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine: reading it is like having a light shone on your understanding
- Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard
A fresh and original insight into the geopolitics behind today’s foreign policy challenges
- Andrew Neil
Sharp insights into the way geography shapes the choices of world leaders
- Gideon Rachman, ft.com