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Restless Continent : Wealth, Rivalry, and Asia's New Geopolitics (Hardcover) (Michael Wesley)

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The world has never seen economic development as rapid or significant as Asia’s during recent decades. Home to sixty percent of the world’s population, this restless continent will soon produce more than half of the world’s economic output and consume more energy than the rest of the globe combined. All but three of the planet’s current and nascent nuclear powers are Asian, and it has the greatest growth in weapons spending of any other region.  

But surprisingly little hard thinking has been done about the future of Asia. Michael Wesley’s Restless Continent is the first book to examine the economic, social, political and strategic trends across the world’s largest continent, presenting a modern day roadmap for thinking about not only Asia’s future, but also how that future affects the entire world. Wesley examines the psychology of countries becoming newly rich and powerful, and explores the “corridors of blood”—the geography and politics of conflict. And finally, Restless Continent makes a case for how to avert a plunge into dispute, conflict, or even war.

Written for the general reader and policy specialist alike, Restless Continent is an agenda-shaping book at the intersection of foreign affairs and the unprecedented growth of the world’s most pivotal region.

Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Author: Michael Wesley
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 50629122
UPC: 9781468312980
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-3776
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