VIRTUAL: Bruce D. Jones at the Hudson Library [9/14]
The Hudson Library will be hosting Bruce D. Jones on September 14th at 7pm. Jones will be discussing his new book To Rule the Waves.
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Nine-tenths of global commerce and the bulk of energy trade is today linked to sea-based flows. A 40-foot steel shipping container loaded in Asia with twenty tons of goods may arrive literally anywhere else in the world; how that really happens and who profits by it show that the struggle for power on the seas is a critical issue today. As Jones reveals, the three great geopolitical struggles of our time—for military power, for economic dominance, and over our changing climate—are playing out atop, within, and below the world’s oceans. The essential question, he shows, is this: who will rule the waves and set the terms of the world to come?
From a brilliant Brookings Institution writer, a vivid, timely, and insightful examination of the critical role that oceans play in the daily struggle for global power, in the bestselling tradition of Robert Kaplan’s The Revenge of Geography.
For centuries, oceans were the chessboard on which empires battled for dominance.