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Robert D. Kaplan

Biography

Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of 16 books on foreign affairs and travel that have been translated into many languages, including ASIA'S CAULDRON, THE REVENGE OF GEOGRAPHY, MONSOON, THE COMING ANARCHY and BALKAN GHOSTS. He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where his work has appeared for three decades. He was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.

Robert D. Kaplan

Books by Robert D. Kaplan

by Robert D. Kaplan - History, Nonfiction

As a boy, Robert Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father’s evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, when he learned to understand the country from a ground-level perspective. In EARNING THE ROCKIES, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age. In his clear-eyed and moving meditations on the American landscape, Kaplan shows how we must understand our geography in order to confront the challenging, anarchic world that Kaplan describes.

by Robert D. Kaplan - History, Nonfiction

Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and the country was a bleak Communist backwater. It was one of the darkest corners of Europe, but few Westerners were paying attention. What ensued was a lifelong obsession with a critical, often overlooked country --- a country that, today, is key to understanding the current threat that Russia poses to Europe. Through the lens of one country, Kaplan examines larger questions of geography, imperialism, the role of fate in international relations, the Cold War, the Holocaust and more.

by Robert D. Kaplan - History, International Relations, Nonfiction, Political Science

In THE REVENGE OF GEOGRAPHY, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of MONSOON and BALKAN GHOSTS, builds on the insights, discoveries and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene.