The Return of Marco Polo’s World: War, Strategy, and American Interest in the 21st Century
- Robert Kaplan, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Senior Advisor, Eurasia Group
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
As a part of its Future of American Power series, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites you to a conversation with Robert Kaplan to discuss his new book, The Return of Marco Polo’s World: War, Strategy, and American Interest in the Twenty-first Century. The collection of essays opens with a major new Pentagon-commissioned essay about changing global power dynamics and the rise of strategic competition. Other essays include a look at President Trump’s foreign policy and the potential fall of North Korea. In total, the book explores the difficult choices America faces in the years ahead.
The book talk will be moderated by GMF Executive Vice President Derek Chollet and will discuss the United States’ declining influence in Eurasia, a fracturing Europe, and China exerting its influence in the Indo-Pacific. Most importantly, it will explore the aims and future direction of the United States in the world.
GMF’s Future of American Power series discusses new books focusing on U.S. power in the world. In line with its mission to strengthen transatlantic relations, these conversations specifically focus on the implications of U.S. foreign policy for its European partners, as well as other key regions for the transatlantic relationship.