On March 9, Matthew P. Goodman interviewed Robert D. Kaplan about his new book. The Return of Marco Polo's World: War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-first Century argues that as Europe disappears, Asia coheres. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of states weakens and older, imperial legacies – Russian, Chinese, Iranian, Turkish – become paramount. Their conversation explores how Eurasia's coherence impacts the U.S. ability to influence the power balance in Eurasia.

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