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Robert D. Kaplan


Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. He is the author of 15 books on foreign affairs and travel, including THE REVENGE OF GEOGRAPHY: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, MONSOON: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, BALKAN GHOSTS: A Journey Through History, and WARRIOR POLITICS: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for nearly three decades. In 2011 and 2012 he was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.
From 2009 to 2011, Kaplan served on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board, appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Since 2008 he has been a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis.

Robert D. Kaplan

Books by Robert D. Kaplan

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.