Book cover of To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World's Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers by Bruce Jonesby Bruce D. Jones

From a brilliant Brookings Institution writer, a vivid, timely, and insightful examination of the critical role that oceans play in the daily struggle for global power, in the bestselling tradition of Robert Kaplan’s The Revenge of Geography.

For centuries, oceans were the chessboard on which empires battled for dominance. But in the nuclear age, air power and missile systems dominated our worries about security, and for the United States, the economy was largely driven by domestic production, with trucking and railways that crisscrossed the continent the primary modes of commercial transit.

Interview with the Author

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Rule the waves, rule the world
9/17/21         45 min

Interview Starts at 8 min

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To Rule the Waves: Dr. Bruce Jones and the Critical Role of the Oceans in Modern Life
1/4/22            45 min

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