Vol. 9 No. 2 (2021): A Journal of Strategic Studies, Winter 2021
Book Reviews

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World

Ms. Amna Saqib
Research Officer at the Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS)
Bio
CISS Insight Journal Winter 2021
Published April 7, 2022
How to Cite
Ms. Amna Saqib. (2022). The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World. CISS Insight Journal, 9(2), P109-112. Retrieved from https://journal.ciss.org.pk/index.php/ciss-insight/article/view/213

Abstract

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World by Tim Marshall is the prequel of his book Prisoners of Geography. The book highlights the power of geography. It draws reader’s attention to the role played by mountains, rivers, and the sea routes to understand geopolitical realities of a state. The book has ten chapters eight of these are dedicated to different states. The starting point of discussion on every state is its location in relation to its neighbours and its natural resources. Furthermore, it discusses how geopolitics had left a deep impact on nations politics, defining where their borders fall, where empires had expanded and where their ambitions rested. The geography of the nations has also been discussed along with their history. That helps in understanding each state’s present geographical layout, and political preferences. Tim Marshall also looks at some of the events and conflicts that have emerged in the twenty-first century which may have far-reaching consequences in a multipolar world.