Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of sixteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including In Europe's Shadow, 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.”
"A thoughtful, engrossing, eloquent reflection on the United States' westward expansion to fill our continent - and on the implications of the resulting national character for the current debate about the proper role of America in the world. Another masterpiece by Robert D. Kaplan." - General (Ret.) David Petraeus
"In Europe's Shadow is a masterful work of important history, analysis and prophecy about the ancient and modern rise of Romania as a roundabout between Russia and Europe. I learned something new on every page. Kaplan is a master." - Tom Brokaw
"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
"An intellectual treat: Beautiful writing is not incompatible with geopolitical imagination and historical flair!" - Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski