Robert D. Kaplan on The Loom of Time

Asian Review of Books | 11 April 2024 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robert D. Kaplan about his book The Loom of Time: Between Empire and Anarchy, from the Mediterranean to China. Introduces the “Greater Middle East”, a region spanning from the Mediterranean, south to Ethiopia and eastwards to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Discusses the experiences that stood out to him over decades of reporting on the region; criticises US policies of intervention and regime change that have divided the region; and his conclusions on how to think about democracy, order, and anarchy in this part of the world.

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