On Friday Robert Kaplan—a journalist currently writing for The Atlantic—wrote and op-ed piece in the New York Times, arguing that the Iraq war may be the event which brings about the Asian Century. Throughout the article, Kaplan predicts scenarios and points out trends about Asian naval power.
A trend: Kaplan argues that the balance of naval power in
A forecast: As the Indian and Chinese middle classes grow, and consequently, as the demand for energy grows, the narrow bodies of water in and around the
A trend: While pointing out that a willingness to use military power can be based on nationalism, Kaplan compares the level of nationalism in