Robert D. Kaplan
is Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for over a quarter century. He is the author of 14 books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages.
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
“Kaplan wields geography like a scalpel, using it to examine international relations and conflicts that globalization fails to explain. The Revenge of Geography is a sagacious account of how geography has shaped the world we know—and what it means for the future. His wedding of historical and present-day analysis on a region-by-region basis makes for a well-researched, entertaining, and informative read that cannot be ignored.” – Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group and author of Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.
Kaplan chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as among the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers".