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From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. Many believed that control of the vast Eurasian heartland was the key to world dominion. The original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, but the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. In this updated edition, the authors reflect on Central Asia's history since the end of the Russo-Afghan war, and particularly in the wake of 9/11.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465045761
ISBN-10: 0465045766
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x 48mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 21-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Karl E. Meyer

Karl E. Meyer was London bureau chief for the Washington Post before joining the editorial board of the New York Times. He is the editor of World Policy Journal.

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