Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of nineteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Good American, The Return of Marco Polo's World, In Europe's Shadow, Asia's Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts.
He is a managing director at Eurasia Group, the world's premier political risk consultancy. For three decades he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic. He held the national security chair at the United States Naval Academy and was a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board and the U.S. Navy’s Executive Panel.
Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world's "Top 100 Global Thinkers."
"For anyone who has stopped believing that one person can make a difference, or that government service is still a noble calling, or that facts still matter or that the American brand can still hold fast to practical idealism, this book is the antidote to those fears." - General James N. Mattis, former Secretary of Defense
"These essays comprise a truly path-breaking, brilliant synthesis and analysis of geographic, political, technological, and economic trends... The Return of Marco Polo's World is another work by Robert D. Kaplan that will be regarded as a classic." - 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
"In such a neo-Malthusian world, rather than the prime instigators of world disorder, great power rivalries between the United States and China and between the United States and Russia will be interactive elements within it. Nature is now a factor in a way that it wasn't during the Cold War..."