> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 2 February 2004
  • ISBN: 9781400034529
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

Surrender Or Starve


Formats & editions


Robert D. Kaplan is one of our leading international journalists, someone who can explain the most complicated and volatile regions and show why they're relevant to our world. In SURRENDER OR STARVE, Kaplan illuminates the fault lines in the Horn of Africa, which is emerging as a crucial region for America's ongoing war on terrorism.
Reporting from Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea, Kaplan examines the factors behind the famine that ravaged the region in the 1980s, exploring the ethnic, religious, and class conflicts that are crucial for understanding the region today. He offers a new foreword and afterword that show how the nations have developed since the famine, and why this region will only grow more important to the United States. Wielding his trademark ability to blend on- the- ground reporting and cogent analysis, Robert D. Kaplan introduces us to a fascinating part of the world, one that it would behoove all of us to know more about.

  • Pub date: 2 February 2004
  • ISBN: 9781400034529
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan

ROBERT D. KAPLAN is widely regarded as one of America's leading travel writers and is also a highly influential writer on foreign affairs. He is the author of BALKAN GHOSTS, a landmark international bestseller translated into a dozen languages, THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and EASTWARD TO TARTARY, among other bestselling books.

Also by Robert D. Kaplan

See all

Praise for Surrender Or Starve

“‘ A writer of extraordinary intellect and passion... with a wonderfully lucid way of relating history as a living thing.’ San Francisco Chronicle”


Related titles