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Robert D. Kaplan


Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of 19 books on foreign affairs and travel that have been translated into many languages, including THE GOOD AMERICAN, THE REVENGE OF GEOGRAPHY, ASIA'S CAULDRON, MONSOON, THE COMING ANARCHY and BALKAN GHOSTS. He holds the Robert Strausz-Hupe Chair in Geopolitics at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. For three decades he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic. He was a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.

Robert D. Kaplan

Books by Robert D. Kaplan

by Robert D. Kaplan - Biography, Nonfiction

In his long career as an acclaimed journalist covering the “hot” moments of the Cold War and its aftermath, Robert D. Kaplan often found himself crossing paths with Bob Gersony, a consultant for the U.S. State Department whose quiet dedication and consequential work made a deep impression on Kaplan. Gersony, a high school dropout later awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, conducted on-the-ground research for the U.S. government in virtually every war and natural-disaster zone in the world. Kaplan saw in Gersony a powerful example of how American diplomacy should be conducted. Set during the State Department’s golden age, THE GOOD AMERICAN is a story about the loneliness, sweat and tears, and the genuine courage, that characterized Gersony’s work in far-flung places.

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.