Read "The Revenge of Geography"
jaybate 1.0 last edited by jaybate 1.0
Long time Journalist and now academic Robert Kaplan wrote a good primer in 2012 on the influence of geography as a shaper of local and regional legacy and future tendency in countries around the world. He is not geographically reductive, rather he restores geography to one of the contextual drivers of analysis in international relations. He shows how pol-Sci, economists, IR pros, some mil-int pros and politicians have tended marginalize geographic influence driving and sometimes undermining policy, strategy and tactics. It is like talking about basketball while ignoring the flat hard rectilinearity of the court the lines are painted on and the players have to run on.