Robert D. Kaplan

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Robert D. Kaplan
is the bestselling author of fifteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Asia’s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, Balkan Ghosts, and Eastward to Tartary. 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.”


Author  •  Foreign Correspondent  •  Geopolitics

The Latest Books From Robert D. Kaplan

robert d kaplan Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable PacificAsia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the
End of a Stable Pacific

Random House, Hardcover, 2014

"Master global strategist Robert D. Kaplan turns his gaze to the bubbling heat of the South China Sea in his latest tour de force. Asia's Cauldron deconstructs the extreme volatility of this enormous, dangerous, and vital maritime space. By thoughtfully pulling apart the complex tangle of argument and accusation among the nations of the region, he helps provide a well-charted course for the United States in this most turbulent geopolitical zone of the twenty-first century."
Admiral James Stravridis, United States Navy (Ret.), Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 2009-2013.

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The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and The Battle Against Fate

Random House, Hardcover, 2012

“Robert Kaplan’s fascinating, prodigiously researched and important new book shines light on an ancient truth: geography has been the predominant factor in determining the fate of nations, from pharaonic Egypt to the Arab Spring.” – Dr. Henry Kissinger

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Kaplan chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as among the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers".