30 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ending the Cold War. Optimism about the future of a more open, borderless, interconnected world is being replaced by pessimism that sees the world coming closer to the ruin of the rivalry of super powers, the rise of populist leaders and the emergence of ultranationalism.
No matter how technologically advanced, or how civilized, civilization can be, international relations will not escape the following laws:
“Enemies of the enemy are friends”
“No enemies or friends remain”
“Geography is destiny”
Guided by three key geopolitical sciences—POWER, GEOGRAPHY and IDENTITY—this book will guide readers in understanding the causes behind conflict and cooperation between nations.