Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan

Author. Foreign Correspondent. Geopolitics.

Robert D. Kaplan - The Loom of Time

The Loom of Time:
Between Empire and Anarchy from the Mediterranean to China


"In this captivating examination of how geography, history, and culture have coalesced to shape political order in the Greater Middle East, Robert D. Kaplan has once again shown his mastery." - Vali Nasr, professor, Johns Hopkins University, author of The Shia Revival

Robert D. Kaplan: Other Article Highlights

"Europe on the Edges"
Foreign Policy, June 23, 2022

"The Tyranny of the 21st Century Crowd"
Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2021

"Coronavirus Ushers in the Globalization We Were Afraid Of"
Bloomberg, March 20, 2020

"Why We Need Someone Like Ike"
The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2019

"The Coming Era of U. S. Security Policy Will Be Dominated by the Navy"
The Washington Post, March 13, 2019

"Europe's New Medieval Map"
The Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2016.

"Eurasia's Coming Anarchy"
Foreign Affairs, March/April, 2016.

"America Is Fated to Lead"
The National Interest, January/February, 2015.

"The Return of Toxic Nationalism" by Robert D. Kaplan,
Wall Street Journal, December, 2012.

"Rivalry in the Indian Ocean"
Foreign Affairs, March/April, 2009.

"China's Grand Map"
Foreign Affairs, May/June, 2010.

"The Wounded Home Front"
The American Interest, January/February, 2011.

"America Primed"
The National Interest, March/April, 2011.

"The Future of North Korea"
World Affairs Journal, May/June, 2011.

“ South China Sea”
Foreign Policy Magazine, September/October, 2011.


Robert D. Kaplan - THe Return of Marco Polos World

The Good American:
The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government’s Greatest Humanitarian


"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

The Necessary Empire
The Necessary Empire

The Downside of Imperial Collapse

When Empires or Great Powers Fall, Chaos and War Rise