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I had hoped in this book to find objective reasoning as to why we are living in a time with so much conflict and leading global countries that collide. Instead, the author offers us a one sided view, under the assumption that the US has the perfect system and that the rest of the world should just follow that. It is bery strongly based on Trump’s view of the world and no objectivity. The book did not add anything to my understanding if the issues as it is so biased.
Il prossimo 6 Novembre si festeggiano i trent'anni dal crollo del muro di Berlino, la miccia che ha innescato la fine della Guerra Fredda.
Noi europei abbiamo vissuto questo evento come una sorta di fine definitiva della seconda guerra mondiale, illudendoci che non ci siano più rischi di conflitti, se non quelli provocati dalla minaccia islamica.
Questo libro aiuta invece a capire il nuovo assetto mondiale, i nuovi conflitti tra le superpotenze e le nuove minacce.
Quindi Guerra Ombra anziché Guerra Fredda, con gli Stati Uniti poco consapevoli e divisi, e l'Europa non pervenuta.
This has been an absolutely interesting read. Very different from what we see in day-to-day media. Living in China myself I found this to be of even higher value and importance. I've already recommended this book to friends.
The opening was great, shows this guy knows how to write. I was pretty excited because it had intrigue (spy stuff) and is based in reality. And then it went downhill. Unfortunately the author talks about his experiences and just fluffs a little prose around quotes he gets from people in high positions in various departments and countries. Here's a quick summary: Russia and China are building ships and satellites and engaging in cyber war.